An aptly affectionate tribute to the film critic Roger Ebert, whose warmth and empathetic reviewing style saw him transcend his origins as critic for the Chicago Sun-Times to win a devoted international following, before his untimely death in 2013.
Adapted from Ebert’s memoir by Steve James, of the Oscar-winning Hoop Dreams, and executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian, Life Itself charts the critic’s inspiring and surprising journey, from his unusual collaborations (with Russ Meyer on Beneath the Valley of the Dolls) to his unlikely friendships (Werner Herzog) and culminating in his unforeseen emergence as an internationally followed star of social media.
Documentary 2018 95 mins Director: Julien Faraut
Mastery, showmanship and the art of filming tennis are laid bare in an entertaining, innovative archive documentary that’s like no sports film you’ve seen.
Documentary 2017 98 mins Director: Steve Keeble
Telling the untold stories from the early days of the UK AIDS pandemic; by the people who were there and the people who supported them.
Biopic 2018 115 mins Director: Agnès Varda
In her final film, Agnès Varda offers a personal insight into her oeuvre, using excerpts from her work to illustrate her unique artistic visions and ideas.
Documentary 2018 94 mins Director: Tim Travers Hawkins
Telling the historic story of whistleblower Chelsea Manning; the journey of her fight for survival and dignity, and her transition from prisoner to a free woman.
Documentary 2018 98 mins Director: Marcus Lindeen
Imagine Big Brother at sea, but with no evictions. Director Marcus Lindeen innovatively uncovers the human stories behind a 1970s social experiment, salaciously dubbed ‘The Sex Raft’.
Documentary 2018 99 mins Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta examines the filmmaker's life and work with his closest collaborators as well as a new generation of filmmakers.
Documentary 2016 98 mins Director: Ross Adam
Discover one of cinema’s strangest stories: a film director and his star are kidnapped by Kim Jong-il to make movies in the world’s weirdest state.
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Documentary 2011 61 mins Director: Mark Cousins
The blockbuster arrives, driving a new revolution with Jaws and Jedis. Meanwhile, Bollywoood and Hong Kong are adapting too.
Documentary 2016 92 mins Director: Roger Ross Williams
A fascinating and moving documentary about how an autistic boy learned to communicate through Disney films.
Biopic 2012 94 mins Director: Matthew Mishory
A sensuous and sexy snapshot from the life of James Dean, capturing moments from the years before his career took off.
Drama 1943 79 mins Director: Rodney Ackland
Sally Ann Howes plays the 12-year-old spotted by a casting director, setting her on the way to stardom.
Documentary 1996 71 mins Director: Andrea Weiss
Mapping how British film and TV depicts the gay and lesbian lifestyle, Andrea Weiss raids the archives for her funny and persuasive documentary.
Comedy 1954 90 mins Director: Carol Reed
The adventures of a young boy who buys a small goat in the belief that it’s a unicorn that will be able to grant the wishes of him and his friends.
Thriller 2018 88 mins Director: Isabella Eklöf
A lavish trip to the Turkish Riviera goes horribly awry in this disturbing tale of power, exploitation and complicity from the writer of Border.
Drama 2018 99 mins Director: William Buckhurst
Rumours of a monster carp inspire an unlikely fishing expedition in an ex-mining village, in this first feature from acclaimed theatre director Bill Buckhurst, with a fantastic original score by Richard Hawley.
Drama 2018 109 mins Director: Justin Kelly
Truth really is wilder than fiction in this captivating retelling of one of the literary world’s most infamous hoaxes.
Crime 2018 159 mins Director: S. Craig Zahler
As brutal and uncompromising as its title would suggest, the third feature from S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99) is another instant classic crime drama.
Drama 2018 92 mins Director: Ash Mayfair
A fourteen-year-old girl falls for another of her polygamous husband's wives in this award-winning coming-of-age tale of love and self-discovery.