London Film Festival 2016

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Chi-Raq and Junction 48
Chi-Raq (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Spike Lee; Writer: Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, based on the play by Aristophanes; Stars: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, John Cusack)
Lysistrata re-envisioned through an outbreak of street violence between black gangs.
Sonic gala
Fonko (Country: Germany, Sweden, Switzerland; Year: 2016; Director: Lamin Daniel Jadama, Lars Lovén, Göran Olsson; Writer: Lamin Daniel Jadama, Lars Lovén, Göran Olsson; Stars: Nneka Egbuna, Sister Fa, Neo Muyanga, Wanlov The Kubulor)
Examination of the urban musical underground in Africa.
Jewel's Catch One (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: C Fitz; Writer: C Fitz; Stars: Sharon Stone, Madonna, CCH Pounder, Sandra Bernhard, Bonnie Pointer, Thelma Houston, C Fitz, Evelyn King, Maxine Waters, Jewel Thais-Williams, Thea Austin)
Documentary about LA’s first black LGBT disco.
Junction 48 (Country: Israel, Germany, US; Year: 2016; Director: Udi Aloni; Writer: Oren Moverman, Tamer Nafar; Stars: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Saeed Dassuki, Adeeb Safadi, Tarik Kopty, Sameh 'Saz' Zakout, Ayed Fadel, Hisham Suliman, Mariam Abu Khaled, Michael Moshonov, Maisa Abd Elhadi)
Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Junction 48 charts the musical ambitions of Kareem, an aspiring rapper from the town of Lod.
King Of Jazz (Country: US; Year: 1930; Director: John Murray Anderson, Pál Fejös; Writer: Harry Ruskin, Edward T Lowe Jr, Charles MacArthur; Stars: Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff, Glenn Tryon, William Kent, Slim Summerville, Boys The Rhythm, Kathryn Crawford, Carla Laemmle, Stanley Smith, George Chiles, Jack White, Frank Leslie, Walter Brennan)
Restored revue, centred on King of Jazz’ bandleader Paul Whiteman and his orchestra.
London Town (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Derrick Borte; Writer: Matt Brown, Sonya Gildea, Kirsten Sheridan; Stars: Natascha McElhone, Tom Hughes, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Dougray Scott, Daniel Huttlestone, Kerry Howard, Kamryn Boyd, Meredith Ostrom, Paul Blackwell, Nell Williams, Jeff Leach, Alex Marx, Michael Chapman, Leanne Faulkner, Peter Benedict)
A teenage boy is introduced to The Clash and it changes his life forever.
The Man From Mo'Wax (Country: UK, US, Japan; Year: 2016; Director: Matthew Jones; Stars: James Lavelle, DJ Shadow, Ian Brown, Joshua Homme, Thom Yorke, Grandmaster Flash, Gilles Peterson, Badly Drawn Boy, Robert del Naja, Futura, Steve Finan, Swifty, Robert Ames)
The story of musician and record label-owner James Lavelle.
Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F Percy Smith (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Stuart A Staples)
Tribute to the naturalist and pioneering filmmaker.
On The Road (Love Song: Wolf Alice) (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Michael Winterbottom; Stars: Shirley Henderson, Paul Popplewell, James McArdle, Jamie Quinn, Ellie Rowsell, Leah Harvey, Joel Amey, Theo Ellis, Joff Oddie)
Documenting the London band on and off stage.
SHOT! the Psycho-Spiritual Mantra Of Rock (Country: US, UK; Year: 2016; Director: Barney Clay)
Music photographer Mick Rock is best known for his iconic photographs of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, and countless others. In a documentary as rock-n-roll as its subject, Mick Rock guides us through his psychedelic, shambolic first-hand experiences as the visual record-keeper of these myths and legends.
We Are X (Country: UK, Japan; Year: 2016; Director: Stephen Kijak; Stars: Gene Simmons, Wes Borland, Richard Fortus, Hiroshi Morie, Toshi, Sugizo, Yoshiki, Pata)
As glam rock's most flamboyant survivors, X Japan ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late '80s with their melodic metal. Twenty years after their tragic dissolution, X Japan’s leader, Yoshiki, battles with physical and spiritual demons alongside prejudices of the West to bring their music to the world.

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