Out of the Clouds (1955)

By 1955, Ealing Studios had already established itself as one of Britain's foremost film production establishments, producing between 1948 and this time some of the country's best loved films – 1949's Whiskey Galore!, Passport to Pimlico…

Mavis! (2015)

Mavis! is Jessica Edwards' joyful, rollicking portrait of the living legend Mavis Staples. It is more than this though, it is also a wonderful journey through America's social and musical history. There are documentaries about good bands…

The Hunting Ground (2014)

The Hunting Ground is Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering's follow up to their multi-award winning 2012 film The Invisible War. Where the latter was an investigation of institutionalised rape in the US Military, The Hunting Ground, structurally and…

The Look of Silence (2014)

In his 2012 film The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer committed to film one of the most remarkably affecting pieces of investigative madness ever seen. His response to the knowledge that the perpetrators of the 1965 massacre of communists…

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015, days 4-6

DAY FOUR Day four of the festival and things are in full swing now, all over Sheffield there are talks taking place and drinks being held, deep within the bowels of the Festival buildings projects are being pitched, bought and sold. It is…

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015, days 1-3

OPENING NIGHT The sunny weather came out just in time on Friday afternoon. After a rather hectic hour or so standing in queues to get passes and tickets (though it seemed everyone had the same idea as us and arrived on the Thursday night,…

2015 Sheffield Doc/Fest

Thursday the 7th of May saw the official press launch of the 2015 Sheffield Doc/Fest at the BFI Southbank, London. Doc/Fest is the UK’s, and increasingly the world’s, foremost documentary and factual digital media festival. There will be…