Here at the Water Tower in Brigstock we are showing a new program of films for 2014's Oundle Cinema Docs Autumn Season.
There will be 3 films this Autumn with the first screening on Wednesday 17th September as part of the Oundle Cinema Programme.
Venue: The Water Tower, Brigstock (between Lower Benefield and Brigstock),
Kettering NN13 3JA
Prices: £15 for season of 3 films if paid prior to first film, otherwise £8 on the door.
For booking please get in touch with me here.
ELEPHANTS IN FRAMES
WEDNESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER
Director: Klaus Reisinger & Frédérique Lengaigne, 2012, 118 mins
Through stunningly intimate photography this film portrays the world of the working elephant and its complex relationship with the human race. Generations of labour, performing, separation and brutal methods have had a profound impact on these emotionally intelligent creatures. This remarkably unintrusive documentary, looking at the fate of elephants in Burma, Thailand, Kerala and Sri Lanka being documented by a still photographer, leaves a number of questions that linger after the pictures have faded.
THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY
WEDNESDAY 15th OCTOBER
Directors: Jan Beddegenoodts & Niel Iwens, 2013, 52 mins
Every Friday the residents of the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh charge through the plumes of tear gas towards the Israeli settlement of Halamish. Each week the settlers brace themselves for violence. This film is an incisive and alarming portrait of both sides in the Palestinian-Israeli confl ict. The Palestinians throw rocks, and roll burning tyres down hillsides into Israeli troops. “We want our land back, but they don’t want to give it to us.” explains a young Palestinian. The settlement teenagers watch the ritual: “You can see they’re trying to tell us something but we don’t want to listen.” Two sides, two truths; we return to the lands of ‘5 Broken Cameras’ – is it an insoluble tragedy?
DANGEROUS ACTS STARRING THE UNSTABLE ELEMENTS OF BELARUS
WEDNESDAY 19th NOVEMBER
Director: Madeleine Sackler, 2013, 76 mins
It’s 2010. In Belarus, one of the last remaining European dictatorships, the KGB is cracking down on dissenters as the new presidential election looms. The Belarus Free Theatre risks censorship, imprisonment and worse to discuss politics, alcoholism, sexual orientation and more. Sackler goes behind the scenes to deliver an engaging and vital film giving the audience a front row seat to a resistance movement as it unfolds on the stage and on the streets. Dangerous Acts reconfirms our belief that the power of art and hope can indeed change the world. But will it?