Opening in UK cinemas this Friday, Powder Room is the feature debut by London-based director MJ Delaney, who shot to nationwide attention in 2010 with her affectionate Jay-Z parody ‘Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind)’. Read the full story
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Opening in selected UK cinemas this week, Leviathan is an extraordinary, experiential feature directed by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, filmmaking anthropologists based in the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University. Shot during several expeditions off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts aboard the trawler Athena, it’s not so much a documentary about commercial fishing – there’s no narration, precious little dialogue – than an egalitarian document of a dangerous ecosystem in which multiple perspectives – fish, fowl, the crew, their vessel – are presented from every conceivable angle using lightweight personal HD cameras. Read the full story
Opening in selected UK cinemas this Friday, Future My Love is the feature debut of Swedish-born, Scotland-based visual artist and film director Maja Borg, who has made a variety of award-winning documentary and experimental shorts over the past decade. Read the full story
Opening in UK cinemas this Friday, The Selfish Giant is the eagerly awaited second feature by British writer-director Clio Barnard, whose 2010 debut The Arbor proved a popular favourite at the BEV First Weekenders Club. Read the full story
Premiered earlier this year at our Birds Eye View Festival 2013, and now receiving a full theatrical release courtesy of Soda Pictures, The Lebanese Rocket Society tells the remarkable true story of the contributions to the 1960s space race made by Manoug Manougian: a professor of mathematics at Haigazian University, an Armenian establishment in Beirut. Read the full story
Starting in 1996 with her painfully funny independent debut Walking and Talking, Nicole Holofcener has emerged as a distinctive chronicler of female friendship, affairs of the heart and familial angst, writing and directing such effervescent yet emotionally acute pictures as Lovely & Amazing (2001), Friends with Money (2006) and Please Give (2010). She’s also enjoyed a parallel career in US television, helming episodes of several shows on the pioneering HBO network – including Sex and The City and Six Feet Under – and, most recently, Amy Poehler’s brilliant NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.
Already a hit Stateside, the New York-born filmmaker’s fifth feature opens in the UK on October 18 and is that rare cinematic beast: a grown-up romantic comedy, both laugh-out-loud hilarious and deeply relatable. Read the full story