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Festival documentaries

Edwyn Collins meets David Hockney here, a world of true human stories.

Art and madness, war and love are explored, with contributors drawn from either side of the camera. This selection shows the energy and variety of a genre that has been revitalised this century.

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My Scientology Movie
My Scientology Movie
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My Scientology Movie

Documentary201599 minsDirector: John Dower

Louis Theroux investigates the secretive world of the Church of Scientology, armed with his characteristic deadpan wit.

Tower
Tower
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Tower

Documentary201682 minsDirector: Keith Maitland

An emotionally gripping and visually stunning account of the first American mass school shooting, in Texas in 1966, blending archive, animation and contemporary interviews.

Dancer
Dancer
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Dancer

Documentary201685 minsDirector: David Lachapelle

The rise, fall and rise again of the bad boy of ballet, Ukrainian prodigy Sergei Polunin is captured in this swirling doc with a rocking soundtrack.

David Lynch: The Art Life
David Lynch: The Art Life
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David Lynch: The Art Life

Documentary201688 minsDirector: Rick Barnes

An exquisitely textured and reflective documentary about Lynch as a visual artist.

The Space in Between – Marina Abramović and Brazil
The Space in Between – Marina Abramović and Brazil
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The Space in Between – Marina Abramović and Brazil

Documentary201688 minsDirector: Marco Del Fiol

A bold and unsettling mystical voyage in the company of the fearless Serbian artist, as she travels Brazil in search of spiritual healing.

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Documentary2015114 minsDirector: Stig Björkman

An illuminating portrait of the pioneering actress, crafted from her unique personal archive of home-movie footage, letters and diary extracts.

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
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Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Documentary201698 minsDirector: Werner Herzog

Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog explores the past, present and future of the Internet in this extraordinary documentary.

The Pearl Button
The Pearl Button
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The Pearl Button

Documentary201582 minsDirector: Patricio Guzmán

Patricio Guzmán’s lyrical, illuminating follow-up to Nostalgia for the Light explores the fateful role played by water in Chile’s tragic history.

The Hard Stop
The Hard Stop
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The Hard Stop

Documentary201586 minsDirector: George Amponsah

The story of Mark Duggan, who was shot and killed in Tottenham in 2011, is brought to the screen in this humane, thought-provoking and topical documentary.

Elstree 1976
Elstree 1976
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Elstree 1976

Documentary2015101 minsDirector: Jon Spira

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, ten actors landed small roles in a mysterious project called Star Wars. This is the story of how their lives changed forever.

Maidan
Maidan
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Maidan

Documentary2014128 minsDirector: Sergei Loznitsa

An essential and explosive documentary about the Ukrainian civil riots and protest movement, from the acclaimed director of In the Fog.

National Gallery
National Gallery
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National Gallery

Documentary2014181 minsDirector: Frederick Wiseman

The inner workings of London’s National Gallery are laid bare in this absorbing, forensic examination by revered filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.

The Possibilities Are Endless
The Possibilities Are Endless
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The Possibilities Are Endless

Documentary201483 minsDirector: Edward Lovelace

A moving and haunting account of singer Edwyn Collins’s long and difficult recovery from a stroke.

Hockney
Hockney
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Hockney

Documentary2014108 minsDirector: Randall Wright

A portrait of the beloved British artist, drawing on his own home-movie footage and with revealing contributions from his friends and colleagues.

Into the Abyss A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life
Into the Abyss  A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life
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Into the Abyss A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life

Documentary2011103 minsDirector: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog’s documentary about an unrepentant young murderer on death row is a cool, compassionate study of the dark side of the human condition

Armadillo
Armadillo
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Armadillo

Documentary2010101 minsDirector: Janus Metz

Balanced, insightful and compassionate documentary about troops and civilians in and around a Danish-British base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan