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    Nominated for the 2014 Best Documentary Bafta.

    A mesmerising psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre, Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits. Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry. Shocking never-before-seen footage and riveting interviews, this emotional wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.

    Special Features:
    Sheffield Doc/Fest Q&A
    Theatrical Trailer
    Interviews with former SeaWorld Trainers & Whale Experts
    Commentary with Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite and producer Manny Oteyza
    A Note from the Director

      Duration: 82 mins (Feature) 48 mins approx (Extras)
      Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
      Country: America
      Certificate: E
      Genre: Documentary

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      Maidan chronicles a civil uprising against the regime of president Yanukovych which took place in Kiev (Ukraine) in the winter of 2013/14. The film follows the progress of the revolution: from peaceful rallies, half a million strong in Maidan square, to the bloody street battles between the protesters and riot police. Maidan is a portrait of an awakening nation, rediscovering its identity.

      Director Sergei Loznitsa rises above current political issues and looks at the nature of the popular uprising as a social, cultural and philosophical phenomenon. A powerful mix of enthusiasm, heroic struggle, terror, courage, aspiration, people's solidarity, folk culture, passion and self-sacrifice, Maïdan is a stunning cinematic canvas combining classical film making style and documentary urgency.

      Duration: 131 mins (+ 30 mins special features)
      Director: Sergei Loznitsa
      Country: Ukraine
      Certificate: E
      Genre: Documentary

      Special Features: Guardian Live Q&A 

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      BAFTA WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY 2014

      OSCAR NOMINATED FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY 2014

      Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers, twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes, and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys. Their foray into filmmaking is being celebrated in the media and debated on television, even though Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers. Medan, Indonesia. When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar and his friends were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market to death squad leaders. They helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year. As the executioner for the most notorious death squad in his city, Anwar himself killed hundreds of people with his own hands. THE ACT OF KILLING is a journey into the memories and imaginations of the perpetrators, offering insight into the minds of mass killers. The film is a nightmarish vision of a frighteningly banal culture of impunity in which killers can joke about crimes against humanity on television chat shows, and celebrate moral disaster with the ease and grace of a soft shoe dance number.

      Special Features:

      * Cinema Trailer

      * Deleted Scenes

      * Directors Commentary feat. Werner Herzog

      * 'The Murders of Gonzago' Errol Morris Essay

      Duration:: 159 mins (Director's Cut) 115 mins (Theatrical Cut)
      Director:: Joshua Oppenheimer
      Country:: Denmark, Norway, UK, Sweden, Finland
      Certificate:: E 
      Genre:: Documentary 

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      Nobody noticed when Joyce Vincent died in her bedsit above a shopping mall in North London in 2003. Her body wasn’t discovered for three years, surrounded by Christmas presents she had been wrapping, and with the TV still on. Who was she? And how could this happen to someone in our day and age- the so-called age of communication? For her film Dreams of a Life, filmmaker Carol Morley set out to find out.

      Special Features: 

      * Short Film: I'm Not Here
      * Director Interview: Kevin Macdonald talks to Carol Morley
      * Recurring Dreams Featurette
      * UK Trailer
      * Additional Trailers
      * Video Diaries

      Duration:: 90 mins 
      Director:: Carol Morley
      Country:: UK/ Ireland
      Certificate:: E 
      Genre:: Documentary

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      Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the “Singing River” as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the “Muscle Shoals sound” and The Swampers, the house band at FAME that eventually left to start their own successful studio, known as Muscle Shoals Sound. Greg Allman, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals’ magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today.


      Special features:

      • Directors Commentary
      • The Swampers Commentary
      • Abstract Intro: Combining visual elements from reenactments of the native myth of the SingingRiver, W.C. Handy, and Helen Keller, this mysterious and intriguing segment was the original opening sequence to the film
      • Aretha Call Me Session: Jimmy Johnson describes the magical and emotional experience of watching Aretha Franklin record the song “Call Me” live in the studio
      • Harvey Thompson: Former Muscle Shoals Horn Section member Harvey Thompson plays some lively tenor saxophone licks in a local bar.
      • Muscle Shoals Montage: Footage and location stills showcase southern culture, landscapes, and star musicians in the Muscle Shoals area.
      • Recording in Muscle Shoals: Muscle Shoals musicians describe the special experiences and unique aspects of the recording process in Muscle Shoals.
      • SpoonerOldham: Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section member Spooner Oldham plays the Wurlitzer and talks about his life experiences in the music business.
      • Candi Staton: Singer Candi Staton talk about her life experiences in the music business.
      • Swampers& Rick Reunion: Jimmy Johnson, David Hood, and Roger Hawkins sit down with Rick Hall in his office and share stories and thoughts about their lives and experiences together.
      • Donnie Fritts: Musician Donnie Fritts talks about his life experiences in the music business.

       

      Duration: 108 mins (Feature) Extras 45 mins (Approx)
      Director: Greg Camalier
      Country: America
      Certificate: E 
      Genre: Documentary/Music

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      Set against the backdrop of a high school football season, Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s documentary Undefeated, the Academy Award® winner for Best Documentary Feature, is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field. Founded in 1899, Manassas High School in North Memphis has never seen its football team, the Tigers, win a playoff game. In recent decades, the last-place Tigers had gone so far as to sell its regular season games to rival schools looking to chalk up an easy win. That began to change in 2004, when Bill Courtney, former high school football coach turned businessman, volunteered to lend a hand. When Courtney arrived, the Tigers were accustomed to timeworn equipment and a sorry patch of lawn as a practice field. Focusing on nurturing emotional as well as physical strength, Courtney has helped the Tigers find their footing and their confidence. The 2009 Summer/Fall football season promises to be the Tigers’ best ever – perhaps the season that finally breaks the 110 year-old playoff jinx. It’s the senior year for the team’s star player, O.C., a left tackle blessed with power, size and speed. With football scholarships hanging in the balance, O.C. will have to juggle practice with the study sessions he needs to pass crucial exams. Also playing his last season is undersized offensive lineman Montrail – known to all as “Money”– an earnest honours student hoping to score an academic scholarship. For Chavis, a talented linebacker in his junior year, the challenge of 2009 lies in keeping his explosive temper in check – something the wilful teenager isn’t always interested in doing. For players and coaches alike, the season will be not only about winning games – it will be about how they grapple with the unforeseeable events that are part of football and part of life.

      Duration:: 113 mins
      Director:: Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin
      Country:: USA
      Certificate:: E
      Genre:: Documentary

       

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      Winner of the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, and heralded as possibly the best war film ever made, Restrepo focuses on the deployment of a US platoon in Afghanistan's hostile Korengal Valley . Over the course of 15 months, the two filmmakers Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger (author of 'The Perfect Storm') lived with the unit shadowing their every move, resulting in extraordinary footage. From spectacular combat and ambush scenes to difficult discussions with local village elders, civilian and military deaths, never before has such access been granted. Restrepo is as close as it gets to seeing what life as a soldier is really like.

      Special Features:

      • Trailer
      • Additional Soldier Interviews
      • Deleted Scenes
      • Where Are They Now Featurette

      Duration: 93 mins 
      Director: Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
      Country: US 
      Certificate: E 
      Genre: Documentary

       

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      1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of ‘45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.

       

      2 disc edition with over 7 hours of extra material including:

      - 22 Extended interviews with all contributors to the film including all new material
      - Interview with Ken Loach
      - Ken Loach short film: Which Side Are You On?
      - Audio Description option for the blind or partially sighted
      - English HOH subtitles
      - UK Trailer


      Duration: 92 mins
      Director: Ken Loach
      Country: UK
      Certificate: E
      Genre: Documentary
        

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      Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.

      Special Features: 

      • Kathleen Tour Stories
      • Kathleen Gardening
      • Strip for Art
      • New Band: The Julie Ruin
      • Musical Images
      • Viva Knievel
      • Hey Lady
      • Summersault

      Duration: 81mins
      Director: Sini Anderson
      Country: USA
      Certificate: E 
      Genre: Documentary 

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      Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present Life Itself, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

      Duration: 118 mins 
      Director: Steve James
      Country: USA 
      Certificate: E 
      Genre: Documentary

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      Concerning Violence is both an archive-driven documentary covering the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the Third World, as well as an exploration into the mechanisms of decolonization through text from Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth. Fanon’s landmark book, written over 50 years ago, is still a major tool for understanding and illuminating the neocolonialism happening today, as well as the violence and reactions against it.

      Duration: 85 mins
      Director: Göran Hugo Olsson
      Country: USA
      Certificate: E
      Genre: Documentary

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      Nas: Time Is Illmatic Steelbook

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      Nas: Time Is Illmatic Steelbook includes both DVD and Blu-ray versions of the film and over an hour worth of extras featuring Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, Q-Tip and many more. 

      Twenty years after its release, Illmatic has become a hip-hop benchmark that encapsulates the socio-political outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young black men searching for their voice in America.

      Time is Illmatic tracks the musical legacy of the Jones family, handed down to Nas from his jazz musician father, Olu Dara. It also examines the social conditions and environmental influences that contributed to Nas’ worldview.

      Along the way, Time Is Illmatic shows how Nas - with the support of his Queensbridge neighbourhood crew, the loyalty of his younger brother Jabari "Jungle" Jones, and sacrifices of his mother, Ann Jones - overcame insurmountable odds to create the greatest work of music from hip-hop’s second golden era.

      Special Features:
      Nas in the studio talking about Time Is Illmatic
      Unseen Interviews
      A breakdown of Nas' 1994 Time Is Illmatic Album
      Pete Rock making beats
      Interviews with Large Pro, L.E.S and QTip

      Duration: 73 mins, 75 mins extras
      Director: One9, Erik Parker
      Country: USA
      Certificate: 15
      Genre: Documentary

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      A modern-day Grapes of Wrath, Jesse Moss's award-winning documentary The Overnighters engages and dramatises a set of universal societal themes: the promise and limits of re-invention, redemption and compassion, as well as the tension between the moral imperative to "love thy neighbour" and the resistance that one small community feels when confronted by a surge of desperate, job-seeking strangers. In the tiny town of Williston, North Dakota, tens of thousands of unemployed hopefuls show up with dreams of honest work and a big paycheck under the lure of the oil boom. However, busloads of newcomers chasing a broken American Dream step into the stark reality of slim work prospects and nowhere to sleep.

      The town lacks the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, even for those who do find gainful employment. Pastor Jay Reinke of the Concordia Lutheran Church, is driven to deliver the migrants some dignity. Night after night, he converts his church into a makeshift dorm and counselling centre, opening the church’s doors to allow the "Overnighters" (as he calls them) to stay for a night, a week or longer. Many who take shelter with Reinke are living on society’s fringes and with chequered pasts, and their presence starts affecting the dynamics of the small community. When the City Council threatens to shut the controversial Overnighters program down, Reinke must make a decision which leads to profound consequences that he never imagined.

      Special Features:

      • Director commentary with Jay Reinke
      • Deleted Scenes
      • Follow up interview with Jay Reinke
      • Theatrical Trailer

      Duration: 102 mins
      Director: Jesse Moss
      Country: USA
      Certificate: E 
      Genre: Documentary 

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      Mistaken for Strangers DVD

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      In 2010, rock band The National were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career. After ten years as a band, and five critically acclaimed albums, they were finally enjoying wider recognition. Lead singer Matt Berninger invited his younger brother, Tom to join them as a roadie, but Tom has other ideas and his camera comes along for the ride. As he tries to capture the behind-the-scenes action, he winds up the band by poking the camera where it’s not wanted, learns that they aren’t as rock-and-roll as he want them to be and generally fails in his tour duties. Tom’s camera captures his journey as he finds himself living in Matt’s shadow and acting out in a way only a little brother can - drinking, complaining, and struggling to balance his ambition with his responsibilities. An amazingly intimate and spirited film, Mistaken for Strangers delves into the joys and struggles of brotherhood.

      Special features:

      • Theatrical Trailer
      • Director’s Commentary
      • Satellite Q&A with Tom & Matt Berninger
      • Summer Loving Torture Party
      • Finding love on tour with The National
      • A Naked Performance Of Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
      • Singing In The Mirror
      • Tough Questions
      • High Violet Commercial
      • LA Thirsty Rehearsal
      • Pre-Show Rituals
      • The Brothers Dresner
      • The Brothers Devendorf
      • Tom’s Trips
      • Wages of Sin - Short Film by Tom Berninger

      Duration:: 80mins (feature) 105mins (Extras)

      Director:: Tom Berninger
      Country:: USA
      Certificate:: E 
      Genre:: Documentary 

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      Advanced Style DVD

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      Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate and colourful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging, and Western’s culture’s increasing obsession with youth.

      Special Features:

      • Debra goes thrifting
      • Ruth does pilates
      • Sex
      • Gallery feat. photos by Ari Seth Cohen

      Duration:: 75 mins
      Director:: Lina Pliolplyte
      Country:: USA
      Certificate:: E 
      Genre:: Documentary 

      DVD also available with the Advanced Style Colouring Book

       

      Limited Edition signed posters also available

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      Vanishing of the Bees DVD

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      Imagine half a million adults skipping town and leaving their children behind. Picture an opened suitcase filled with bundles of cash at a bus stop and yet no robber wants to snatch it. The apiary science mystery known as ‘Colony Collapse Disorder’ displays these very symptoms. Not only do the bees abandon their hive, but the queen and the brood as well. Unnatural. Unheard of. Even the predators that usually raid the hive for honey stay far away. At first, this occurrence sounds like an urban legend or an exaggerated tale. Except it s not. The situation is both dire and all too real. Bees are disappearing all over the planet and no one knows why. 

      Special Features:

      * Cinema Trailer
      * Short Films – Bee Losses in the UK, Bee Keeping in France, Honeybee Rescue

      Duration:: 94 mins
      Director:: Maryam Henein & George Langworthy
      Country:: US
      Certificate:: E
      Genre:: Documentary

       

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