Elvis & Nixon and The First Monday In May
Don't Look Down
(Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Daniel Gordon)
In the late 80s and early 90s, daredevil entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson made an audacious attempt to cross the Atlantic and Pacific in the world’s largest hot air balloon. Don’t Look Down is a personal revelation; a dramatic tale of survival and drive.
Documentary. World premiere.
Elvis & Nixon
(Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Liza Johnson; Writer: Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal, Cary Elwes; Stars: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters, Sky Ferreira, Tracy Letts, Tate Donovan, Ashley Benson)
Elvis goes to the White House to ask the President to make him a Federal Agent At Large.
Narrative. World premiere. Centrepiece gala.
Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray
(Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Kristi Zea)
This tribute to the dynamic artist Elizabeth Murray, an intrinsic figure in New York’s contemporary art landscape from the 1970s until the early 2000s, highlights her struggle to balance personal and family ambition with artistic drive in a male-dominated art world. It also addresses her later battle with cancer, at the peak of her career.
Documentary. World premiere.
The First Monday In May
(Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Andrew Rossi; Stars: Andrew Bolton, Anna Wintour, Baz Luhrmann, Wong Kar Wai, John Galliano, Rihanna, André Leon Talley, Jean Paul Gaultier, Riccardo Tisci, Guo Pei, Harold Koda, Karl Lagerfeld, Thomas Campbell, Maxwell K Hearn, Douglas Dillon)
An in-depth documentary about the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition and gala.
(Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Lee Kirk; Writer: Lee Kirk; Stars: Billie Joe Armstrong, Selma Blair, Judy Greer, Madisyn Shipman, Dallas Roberts, Chris Messina, Fred Armisen, John Doman, Mia Dillon, Brian Baumgartner, Sean Gunn, Valentine Miele, Kevin Corrigan, Rick Younger, Lucas Papaelias)
On his 40th birthday, a dad seeks to revisit his former life as the lead singer in a popular punk band though his middle-aged reality quickly clashes with the indulgences of his youth.
Narrative. World premiere. With a live performance from Billie Joe Armstrong following the film.
Pelé: Birth Of A Legend and The Greatest Shows on Earth: A Century of Funfairs, Circuses and Carnivals
The Greatest Shows on Earth: A Century of Funfairs, Circuses and Carnivals (Show Of Shows: 100 Years Of Vaudeville Circuses and Carnivals)
(Country: Iceland, UK; Year: 2015; Director: Benedikt Erlingsson )
This film tells the story of itinerant circus performers, cabaret acts and fairground attractions.
Documentary. North American premiere.
The Man Who Knew Infinity
(Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Matt Brown; Writer: Matt Brown, Matt Brown, Robert Kanigel; Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Northam, Kevin McNally, Enzo Cilenti, Devika Bhise, Richard Johnson, Alexander Cooper, Shazad Latif, Padraic Delaney, Roman Green, Roger Narayan, Richard Cunningham)
In 1913, a self-taught mathematics prodigy travelled from his home in India to Trinity College in Cambridge to study. He and his professor struggle with prejudice, illness and culture on the road to perfecting the theorems that changed the course of history of maths.
Narrative. New York premiere. Following the screening there will be an in depth conversation with Dev Patel and the film's creators.
Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back
(Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Maura Axelrod)
An art world upstart, provocative and elusive artist Maurizio Cattelan made his career on playful and subversive works that send up the artistic establishment, until a retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2011 finally solidified his place in the contemporary art canon. Axelrod’s playful profile leaves no stone unturned in trying to figure out: who is Maurizio Cattelan?
Narrative. World premiere. Followed by a conversation with Pelé.
Pelé: Birth Of A Legend
(Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist; Writer: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist; Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Colm Meaney, Seu Jorge, Tonya Cornelisse, André Mattos, Sven Holmberg, Seth Michaels, Kevin de Paula, Adriano Aragon, Vivi Devereaux, Milton Gonçalves, Ivan Orlic, Brandon Wilson)
Biopic charts the rise of the football legend from the slums of Brazil to become the youngest-ever World Cup winner, at the age of 17.
Narrative. World premiere.
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.
Documentary. World premiere. With a special live music tribute following the screening.