London Film Festival 2012

Films competing for The Grierson Award.

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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House of God Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House of God
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House of God and Beware Of Mr Baker
Beware Of Mr Baker (Country: US, South Africa; Year: 2012; Director: Jay Bulger; Writer: Jay Bulger)
Documentary about the flamboyant drummer.
Canned Dreams (Country: Finland; Year: 2011; Director: Katja Gauriloff)
Documentary which highlights the bizarre and complex journey of canned food production throughout Europe; from field to supermarket shelves.
The Central Park Five (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon; Writer: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon; Stars: Angela Black, Calvin O. Butts III, Natalie Byfield, David Dinkins, Jim Dwyer, Ronald Gold, LynNell Hancock, Michael Joseph, Saul Kassin, Ed Koch, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana Sr., Raymond Santana)
A documentary dissecting the wrongful conviction of five teenagers for a violent assault.
The Ethnographer (El etnógrafo) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2012; Director: Ulises Rosell; Writer: Ulises Rosell; Stars: John Palmer)
Film following English anthropologist John Hillary Palmer, who lives and works with the marginalised Wichi community in rural Argentina.
For No Good Reason (Country: UK, US; Year: 2012; Director: Charlie Paul; Stars: Johnny Depp, Terry Gilliam, Patrick Godfrey, Richard E Grant, Ralph Steadman, Hunter S Thompson, Jann Wenner)
The life and art of Ralph Steadman.
For No Good Reason For No Good Reason
For No Good Reason and Village At The End Of The World
Free Angela And All Political Prisoners (Year: 2012; Director: Shola Lynch; Stars: Angela Davis, Eisa Davis)
Documentary portrait of one of the most significant figures of the American civil rights movement.
Les Invisibles (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Sébastien Lifshitz)
Exploring the lives of 11 gay, lesbian and bisexual men and women over the age of 70.
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House of God (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Alex Gibney; Writer: Alex Gibney; Stars: Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Chris Cooper, Brady Bryson, Ethan Hawke, Larry Hunt)
Fresh scrutiny of child abuse in the Catholic Church, with deaf victims bearing witness.
The Summit (Country: Italy; Year: 2011; Director: Franco Fracassi, Massimo Lauria)
Those who want to know more about what really happened during the violent G8 anti-globalisation protests in Genoa in July 2001, and who want to find out what led to the brutal deployment of riot police and the effects of this operation will not be disappointed by this film.
Turned Towards The Sun (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Greg Olliver; Stars: Micky Burn)
The astonishing life story of British writer and poet Micky Burn MC.
Les Invisibles Les Invisibles
Les Invisibles and West Of Memphis
Village At The End Of The World (Country: Denmark, UK, Greenland; Year: 2012; Director: Sarah Gavron)
A portrait of Niaqornat, a remote village in northern Greenland with a population of 59.
West Of Memphis (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Amy Berg; Writer: Amy Berg; Stars: Damien Wayne Echols, Jason Baldwin, Jessie Miskelly, Lorris Davis, Pam Hobbs), Official Site
A documentary team sets out to challenge the conviction of three teenagers, labelled Satanists, for the murder of three boys.

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