Leeds International Film Festival 2014

Dedicated to documentary.

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Maidan Maidan
Maidan and Manakamana
1991: They Year Punk Broke (Country: US; Year: 1992; Director: David Markey; Stars: Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Thurston Moore, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Dinosaur Jr., Mike Johnson, J. Mascis, Murph, Babes In Toyland, Lori Barbero)
Sonic Youth documentary.
Alasdair Gray - A Life In Progress (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Kevin Cameron; Stars: Alasdair Gray, Liz Lochhead, Edwin Morgan)
A portrait of the artist and writer at work.
Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! (Country: US; Year: 2006; Director: Adam Yauch; Stars: Mike D, Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Mix Master Mike, Doug E Fresh, Money Mark, Darryl McDaniels, Alfredo Ortiz, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor)
On October 9, 2004, the Beastie Boys handed out 50 HI 8 cameras to audience members at their sold-out performance in New York's Madison Square Garden. This film is the result.
Because I Was A Painter (Parce que j'étais peintre) (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Christophe Cognet; Writer: Christophe Cognet; Stars: Yehuda Bacon, José Fosty, Walter Spitzer, Samuel Willenberg, Krystyna Zaorska)
Investigation into artwork created in Nazi concentration camps.
Brasil Bam Bam Bam: The Story Of Sonzeira (Country: US, UK, Brazil; Year: 2014; Director: Charlie William Inman, Benjamin Holman; Writer: Charlie William Inman; Stars: Wilson das Neves, Seu Jorge, Ed Motta, Giles Peterson, Elza Soares, Marcos Valle)
The creation of a super-group.
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? and Concerning Violence
Cartoonists - Foot Soldiers Of Democracy (Caricaturistes, Fantassins De La Démocratie) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Stéphanie Valloatto)
Twelve loveable lunatics, capturing the comic and tragic in all four corners of the earth: cartoonists who risk their lives to defend democracy, with a smile on their faces and a pencil as their only weapon.
#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator (Country: US, Syria; Year: 2013; Director: Joe Piscatella; Writer: Joe Piscatella)
Documentary about one youngster's social activism as she leads Syrian protests from her US suburban bedroom.
Concerning Violence (Country: Sweden, US, Denmark, Finland; Year: 2013; Director: Göran Olsson; Writer: Göran Olsson)
An examination of colonialism.
The Creator Of The Jungle (Sobre la marxa: The Creator of the Jungle) (Country: Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Jordi Morató; Writer: Jordi Morató; Stars: Josep Pijiula "Garrell", Ricard Ayats, Ivó Pijiula, Aleix Oliveras, Josep M.Costa, Albert Pujolar, Jordi Pujolar, David Fernández, Miquel Masdevall, Isaac Merino, Joel Vila)
The story of a man who built his own jungle by the side of a highway, and how he rebuilt and destroyed it three times.
The Creeping Garden (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp)
Real life science fiction story devoted to the world of myxomycetes, or fungal-like ‘slime moulds’.
#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator #chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator
#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator and The Creator Of The Jungle
Everybody Street (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Cheryl Dunn; Stars: Boogie, Martha Cooper, Bruce Davidson)
A documentary about the life and work of New York street photographers.
Fatal Assistance (Assistance mortelle) (Country: France, Haiti, US, Belgium; Year: 2013; Director: Raoul Peck; Writer: Raoul Peck)
Award-winning Haitian born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a two-year journey inside the challenging, contradictory, and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti.
Fighting Down In Bethlehem (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Ronald Wright; Writer: Ronald Wright)
Documentary following Irish light middleweight boxer Lee Murtagh.
Head (Country: US; Year: 1968; Director: Bob Rafelson; Writer: Bob Rafelson, Jack Nicholson, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork; Stars: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Victor Mature, Annette Funicello, Timothy Carey, Logan Ramsey, Abraham Sofaer, Vito Scotti, Charles Macaulay, T.C. Jones, Charles Irving, William Bagdad, Percy Helton)
Psychedelic Monkees movie.
Heaven Adores You (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Nickolas Dylan Rossi; Stars: Rossie Harris, Jon Brion, Elliott Smith, Chris Douridas, Mark Flanagan, Autumn DeWilde, Larry Crane, Kevin Moyer, Steve 'Pickle' Pickering, Dorien Garry, Pete Krebs, Aaron Espinoza, Tony Lash, Joanna Bolme, Margaret Mittleman)
Documentary about the life and music of US singer-songwriter Elliott Smith.
What Now? Remind Me What Now? Remind Me
What Now? Remind Me and Point And Shoot
Heavy Metal Parking Lot (Country: US; Year: 1986; Director: John Heyn, Jeff Krulik)
Documentary
Showing with Led Zepplin Played Here
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Michel Gondry; Writer: Michel Gondry; Stars: Michel Gondry, Noam Chomsky)
Hand drawn animation illustrating a series of interviews with philosopher Noam Chomsky.
I Am the Gorgon: Bunny 'Striker' Lee and the Roots of Reggae (Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Diggory Kenrick; Writer: Diggory Kenrick; Stars: Bunny Lee, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Sly Dunbar, Dennis Alcapone)
The rise of Jamaican music and the story of one of the form's most famous producers.
The Kids Are Alright (Country: UK; Year: 1979; Director: Jeff Stein; Writer: Jeff Stein; Stars: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, Tom Smothers, Jimmy O'Neill, Russell Harty, Melvyn Bragg, Ringo Starr, Mary Ann Zabresky, Michael Leckebusch, Barry Fantoni, Jeremy Paxman, Bob Pridden, Keith Richards)
Documentary about rock band The Who.
Led Zeppelin Played Here (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Jeff Krulik; Stars: Jeff Krulik)
Documentary considering an urban legend about the rock band.
Showing with Heavy Metal Parking Lot
The Possibilities Are Endless The Possibilities Are Endless
The Possibilities Are Endless and Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait
Maidan (Country: Ukraine, Netherlands; Year: 2014; Director: Sergei Loznitsa)
A documentary about the unrest in Ukraine in 2013 and 2014.
Manakamana (Country: Nepal, US; Year: 2013; Director: Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez; Stars: Pacho Velez, Stephanie Spray)
Life in a cable car that carries pilgrims and tourists to and from a mountain top temple in Nepal.
Mr. Somebody? (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Michelle Heighway)
Tale of a Huddersfield eccentric.
One Rogue Reporter (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Rich Peppiatt, Tom Jenkinson)
An insider's exposé of the British newspaper industry.
Point And Shoot (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Marshall Curry; Writer: Marshall Curry; Stars: Matthew VanDyke)
How a naive American with OCD joined the Libyan revolution.
The Possibilities Are Endless (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: James Hall, Edward Lovelace; Stars: Edwyn Collins, William Collins, Grace Maxwell, Yasmin Paige)
Account of singer Edwyn Collins’ long and difficult recovery from a stroke.
Poverty, Inc. (Country: US, UK, Thailand, Swaziland, South Korea, South Africa, Rwanda, Russia, Peru, Kenya, Italy, Ireland,; Year: 2014; Director: Michael Matheson Miller; Writer: Michael Matheson Miller, Jonathan Witt)
Documentary challenging aspects of the West's attempts to alleviate poverty in the Developing World.
Scrapyard (Year: 2013; Director: Nadège Trebal )
Documentary about a French scrapyard.
The Second Game (Al doilea joc) (Country: Romania; Year: 2014; Director: Corneliu Porumboiu; Stars: Adrian Porumboiu, Corneliu Porumboiu)
The director and his father watch a 1988 football match which the father refereed, their commentary accompanying the original television images in real time.
Seth's Dominion (Country: Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Luc Chamberland; Writer: Luc Chamberland; Stars: Seth)
Portrait of Canadian cartoonist Seth.
The Silent Holy Stones (Country: China; Year: 2005; Director: Pema Tseden; Writer: Pema Tseden)
A young monk is assigned for Tibetan New Year to attend to the seven-year-old Living Buddha.
Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (Ma'a al-Fidda, Eau Argentee) (Country: Syria; Year: 2014; Director: Mohammed Ossama; Writer: Wiam Bedirxan, Mohammed Ossama)
A portrait of Syria.
Stop Making Sense (Country: US; Year: 1984; Director: Jonathan Demme; Writer: Jonathan Demme, Talking Heads; Stars: Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales, Lynn Mabry, Ednah Holt, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz, David Byrne)
Talking Heads concert movie.
To Hell With Culture (Country: UK, Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Huw Wahl)
Documentary about English poet Herbert Read.
Vessel (Country: US, Tanzania, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Pakistan, Netherlands, Ireland, Indonesia, Ecuador; Year: 2014; Director: Diana Whitten; Stars: Rebecca Gomperts)
A radical seafaring attempt to provide abortions.
What Now? Remind Me (E Agora?) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2013; Director: Joaquim Pinto; Stars: Joaquim Pinto)
The director muses on 20 years of life with HIV.
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