Here at the Water Tower in Brigstock we are showing a new program of films for 2013's Oundle Cinema Docs from September.
We have three films on our program from international film makers taking on a range of diverse subjects. Presented in a welcoming and friendly setting.
For booking and more information please do get in touch. My contact details can be found here.
£15 per subscriber (£5/film x 3 films) or
£8 per film on the door on the night. All films begin showing at 7.45pm
Wednesday 13th November : The Gatekeepers (15)
Director Dror Moreh, 2013
Charged with overseeing Israel's war on terror - both Palestinian and Jewish - the head of the Shin Bet, Israel's secret service, is present at the crossroads of every decision made. For the first time ever six former heads of the agency agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The Gatekeepers offers an exclusive account of the sum of their successes and failures. It validates the reasons that each man individually, and as a group, came to reconsider the hard-line positions and advocate a conciliatory approach towards their enemies based on a two state solution.
'Dror Moreh's terrific documentary ... illustrates how human psyches bend beneath the pressure of terrible actions.' Donal Clarke, Irish Times
Wednesday 11th September : Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer (18)
Directors Mike Lenner & Maxim Pozdorovklin, 2013
Russia's last 25 years of trauma is not over. Putin has successfully refashioned democracy to traduce elementary rights and free speech. This film takes one fascinating slice through contemporary Russian society. Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satanical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in? Find out in what lies behind the, now famous, balaclavas.
'The film provides a chilling and sometimes comic insight into the Kafkaesque Russian legal system.' Geoffrey McNab, The Independent.
Wednesday 16th of October : Village at the end of the world (12A)
Directors Sarah Gavron & David Katznelson, 2012
"We are struggling to defend this village" says one of the fishermen based in one of the remotest villages in the world. What would you do if you were 16, lived in the most remote village in the world, with a population of 59, and were the only teenager? What would you do if your biological father lived next door, yet never acknowledged your existence? Well, Lars is surprisingly upbeat about it. Welcome to the world of high-speed internet and door to door sewage collection, of polar bear huts and summer dips into the melting ocean. Sarah Gavron spent a year in Greenland, and delivered this extraordinary documentary.
'Visually immaculate and thought provoking stuff.' David Parkinson, Empire Magazine