McQueen and Songwriter
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
(Country: United States; Year: 2018; Director: Aaron Lieber; Stars: Bethany Hamilton, Bethany Hamilton)
One of the most fearless and accomplished athletes of her generation, Bethany Hamilton became a surfing wunderkind when she returned to the sport following a devastating shark attack at age 13. As she continues to chase waves she also now tackles motherhood.
The Bleeding Edge
(Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Kirby Dick)
Each year in the United States, unparalleled innovations in medical diagnostics, treatment, and technology hit the market. But when the same devices designed to save patients end up harming them, who is accountable?
(Year: 2017; Director: Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude; Writer: Sarah Kerruish, Jonathan Key, Matt Maude, Michael Stern, Ceri Tallett)
A Silicon Valley startup built by the best and brightest minds of the 1980s tech world, General Magic shipped the first handheld wireless personal communicator in 1994. It was decades ahead of its time — and a complete failure
(Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Michael Epstein; Writer: Michael Epstein)
In 2005, a group of US Marines killed 24 unarmed Iraqi men, women, and children in a matter of minutes, sparking the largest criminal investigation in Marine Corps history.
(Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Don Hahn)
Documentary about Howard Ashman, the man who penned the lyrics for Little Shop of Horrors and revitalised Disney with his work on The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.
Serengeti Rules and Studio 54
Into The Okavango
(Country: US, Angola, Botswana, Namibia; Year: 2017; Director: Neil Gelinas; Writer: Neil Gelinas, Brian Newell)
Botswana’s Okavango Delta is one of the planet’s last remaining true wildernesses, but studies have shown it is shrinking. A group of intrepid scientists embark on a four-month, 1500-mile journey upriver to the Okavango’s source to investigate why.
(Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui; Writer: Peter Ettedgui; Stars: Alexander McQueen)
Fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s rags to riches story.
Roll Red Roll
(Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Nancy Schwartzman)
At a 2012 pre-season high-school football party in Steubenville, Ohio, a young woman was raped. The aftermath exposed an entire culture of complicity — and Roll Red Roll maps out the roles that peer pressure, denial, sports machismo, and social media each played in the tragedy.
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
(Country: US, Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Stephen Nomura Schible; Stars: Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Documentary about the award-winning composer and musician.
North American premiere
Say Her Name: The Life And Death Of Sandra Bland
(Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner)
Sandra Bland was a bright, energetic activist whose life was cut short when a traffic stop resulted in a mysterious jail cell death just three days later. This documentary follows the fight to discover the truth.
Howard and General Magic
(Country: UK, US; Year: 2018; Director: Nicolas Brown; Writer: Nicolas Brown)
A band of young scientists discover a radical new theory of the natural world — one that could help confront some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time.
(Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Murray Cummings; Stars: Ed Sheeran)
Ed Sheeran up close, far away from raving fans and the stage. This personal portrait of the British singer-songwriter, filmed by his cousin Murray Cummings, follows this modest performer’s creative process as he writes a new song from scratch.
North American premiere
(Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Matt Tyrnauer)
Studio 54 was the pulsating epicentre of 1970s hedonism: a disco hothouse of beautiful people, drugs, and sex. The journeys of Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell - two best friends from Brooklyn who conquered New York City - frame this history of the "greatest club of all time".
New York premiere
Time for Ilhan
(Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Norah Shapiro)
In November 2016, Ilhan Omar made history as the first Somali Muslim woman to be elected for state office in America. This documentary looks at her campaign.
Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie
(Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins; Writer: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins; Stars: Gloria Steinem, Gloria Steinem)
Since her debut nearly 60 years ago, Barbie has been at turns a fashion idol and a cultural lightning rod. Tiny Shoulders steps behind the scenes as the icon undergoes her greatest reinvention yet.