Wednesday 2nd October
SHADOWS OF LIBERTY
+ Director Q&A
Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news?
By exploring a series of fabrications and cover-ups, Shadows of Liberty demonstrates powerfully just how the news we read and view is shaped by big business and government agendas. Mixing revealing interviews, reconstructions, animation, archive material and insider accounts, director Jean-Philippe Tremblay explores the state of the U.S. media today and asks if the dominance of commercial interests makes unbiased reporting impossible to find.
Director Jean-Philippe Tremblay will join us for a post-screening Q&A.
Thursday 3rd October
FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED
+ Extended Director Q&A
Intimate, articulate and moving, award-winning director Alan Berliner paints a tender
and humorous portrait of poet Edwin Honig as he struggles to break free from the fog
Riverside Studios / 7.30pm / £7 (£5 conc.)
Thursday 17th October
WHICH WAY IS THE FRONTLINE FROM HERE?
+ Producer Q&A
A moving portrait of photojournalist Tim Hetherington, who died covering the conflict in Libya
in 2011. Friend and colleague Sebastian Junger gracefully captures the curiosity and compassion
that underpins Hetherington’s work.
The Lexi Cinema / 8.30pm / £7 (£5 conc.)
Thursday 24th October
A deeply immersive, cinematic experience, LEVIATHAN looks closely at the dangerous world
of commercial fishing. In a visceral stream of breathtaking camerawork the director of SWEETGRASS (2009) takes us on one vessel’s treacherous journey.
ICA / 6.30pm / £10 (£8 conc.)
Thursday 31st October
A WORLD NOT OURS
+ Producer Q&A
Director Mahdi Fleifel combines footage shot across two generations to present a refreshing and affectionate personal study of the friendships, laughter, hope and despair that comprise daily life in the Palestinian refugee camp where he grew up.
Rich Mix Cinema / 8pm / £7 (£5 conc.)