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dOCs+ An Evening of Guardian Documentary Shorts

dOCs+ An Evening of Guardian Documentary Shorts

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Wednesday 19 Feb 20207:30pm Book Now (Get 5 dOCs+ at £30 from 19/2)

Oundle Cinema dOCs+ presents


Wednesday 19th February (7.30pm)


AN EVENING OF GUARDIAN DOCUMENTARY SHORTS                                                                                


Fletton House, Oundle

Glapthorn Road, PE8 4JA

               

Guardian Documentaries commission top international filmmakers to make films of 15-30 minutes, which take us in-depth into untold stories about real people.

These are very much standalone short, contemporary films designed to remain relevant in a year’s time or more, and so not necessarily tied to a current news story.


This evening, we are screening three films:


       'Gun Nation’. In the 18 years since Zed Nelson's seminal photography book ‘Gun Nation’ was published, 500,000 Americans have been killed by firearms in the USA. Half a million people dead - and many more injured. Nelson returns to the people he met, photographs them, and asks “Why?”


       'The Valley Rebels'. Spencer Wolff’s film is about Cédric Herrou, a French olive farmer and immigration activist. He became known in France and internationally following his arrests for helping more than 250 migrants cross into France from Italy. Herrou's efforts have been described in the media as the "French Underground railroad". After numerous convictions for assisting migrants to cross the border, Herrou's actions were found to be legal by the French Constitutional Council, which found Herrou's actions to be covered under the constitutional exercise of fraternity to others.


       'Fighting Shame'. This film, by Sally Ogden, follows women in Leeds who have launched community initiatives to combat the stigma that surrounds poverty. They tell their stories through eight everyday objects which demonstrate daily struggles, and want their voices to be heard by the UK’s policymakers. It is the first documentary commissioned as part of a collaboration with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which is supporting the Guardian’s documentary films that seek to reframe the issue of poverty in the UK and engage a wide, mainstream audience.

Easter Parade (U)

Easter Parade

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Sunday 8 Mar 20202:30pm Book Now

Oundle Cinema presents


Sunday 8th March (2.30pm) - mind the different time


EASTER PARADE (U)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


special £5 adult ticket price


Duration: 1h 43 mins


Guaranteed to put everyone into the perfect mood for Easter, this Irvin Berlin musical is an absolute classic from the golden age of Hollywood.  Starring Fred Astaire as a dancer who, dumped by his partner, vows to turn the next girl he sees into an elegant star.  Judy Garland plays the unfortunate waitress his eye alights upon and thus begins the painful task of turning her into a showbiz sensation. Slowly however Don (Astaire) comes to realise that he is wrong to try to create an exact copy of his old partner Nadine, and instead allows Garland’s musical talent and their natural stage chemistry to lead them to their rightful place, headlining the prestigious “Zeigfeld Follies” and staking their place in the world famous “Easter Parade” along New York’s Fifth Avenue.


“The standout musical numbers include the excellent Couple of Swells and Steppin’ out with my Baby.  Wonderful”  Empire Magazine


dOCs+ Five Seasons (U)

dOCs+ Five Seasons

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Wednesday 18 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now (Get five dOCs+ for £30 from 19/2)

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Wednesday 18th March (7.30pm)


FIVE SEASONS (U)        


Fletton House, Oundle

Glapthorn Road, PE8 4JA


Director: Thomas Piper                                        1h 15m


A modern garden designer – Piet Oudolf -  changing the look and feel of gardens and giving them a new and sensory idiom. ‘Five Seasons’ immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.


As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts centre in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet.


Through poetic cinematography and unique access, ‘Five Seasons’ will reveal all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.


“Piper's film is unrushed and chock-full of spark and life, much like the gardens Piper spotlights” Village Voice


Downton Abbey (PG)

Downton Abbey

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Sunday 22 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now

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Sunday 22nd March (7.30pm)


DOWNTON ABBEY (PG)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Director: Michael Engler                                                                2h 2m

Starring: Matthew Goode, Elizabeth McGovern, Dame Maggie Smith



It’s 1927 and the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives.  The Royals are coming to visit and will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.


dOCs+ Midnight Family (15)

dOCs+ Midnight Family

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Wednesday 15 Apr 20207:30pm Book Now (Get five dOCs+ at £30)

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Wednesday 15th April (7.30pm)


MIDNIGHT FAMILY (15)        


Fletton House, Oundle

Glapthorn Road, PE8 4JA

                                       

Director: Luke Lorentzen         1hr 21min


A fast-paced documentary that has the feel of a crime thriller. A look at the results of creating a minimal and unfettered state. In Mexico City, the government operates fewer than 45 emergency ambulances for a population of nine million. This has spawned an underground industry of for-profit ambulances often run by people with little or no training or certification. An exception in this ethically fraught, cutthroat industry, the Ochoa family struggles to keep their financial needs from jeopardizing the people in their care. When a crackdown by corrupt police pushes the family into greater hardship, they face increasing moral dilemmas even as they continue providing essential emergency medical services.


"Gripping.. The film achieves a powerful measure of suspense that’s intricately tied up in its despairing sociological depiction of a system that’s come apart at the seams."  Nick Schager, Variety.


Sundance: Best Cinematography Award; Sheffield Doc Festival: Grand Jury Award


Official Secrets (15)

Official Secrets

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Sunday 19 Apr 20207:30pm Book Now

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Sunday 19th April (7.30pm)


OFFICIAL SECRETS (15)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Director: Gavin Hood                                                                1h 52m


Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes


Keira Knightley, who just gets better and better, is the focal point in this thoughtful and gripping drama. Look out too for Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode and Tamsin Greig, playing assorted politicians.   It’s based on the true story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun (Knightley) who, in 2003, leaked a top secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation targeted at members of the United Nations.  Journalist Martin Bright (Matt Smith) published the leak in The Observer and the story made headlines around the world.   Then the backlash, as both were charged under the Official Secrets Act.


“A morality tale for the 21st century.”  IMDB


Judy (12A)

Judy

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Sunday 3 May 20207:30pm Book Now

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Sunday 3rd May (7.30pm)


JUDY (12A)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Director: Rupert Gould                                                                1h 58m


Starring:  Renée Zellweger, Rufus Sewell, Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley


Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.


"Renée Zellweger is phenomenally good in this captivating account of Judy Garland’s final London concert run”    Wendy Ide, The Guardian

dOCs+ Honeyland

dOCs+ Honeyland

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Wednesday 20 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Get five dOCs+ at £30 )

Oundle Cinema dOCs+ presents


Wednesday 20th May (7.30pm)


HONEYLAND                


Fletton House, Oundle

Glapthorn Road, PE8 4JA


Directors: Ljubo Stefanov & Tamara Kotevska


More than a film about bees. A stunning documentary about our relationship with nature. A seismic film about the lure and the disruption that can be brought to a traditional way of life. Amazing photography and an intimate search of the lives of others. Set in Macedonia, it follows the life of a beekeeper as she tends her mountain hives until new neighbours arrive, and new mores come to dominate. A parable? A metaphor? Both and more.


“… quiet, intimate and intense, but touched with a breath of epic grandeur. It’s a poem including history.” New York Times


Sundance: Grand Jury Prize winner & Special Jury Award for Cinematography: Barcelona: Best Documentary & more…


The Good Liar (15)

The Good Liar

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Sunday 24 May 20207:30pm Book Now

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Sunday 24th May (7.30pm)


THE GOOD LIAR (15)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Director: Bill Condon                                                                        1h 49m


Starring: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen


Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen engage in online dating in a contemporary thriller that twists and turns delightfully as these two tremendous performers set out to deceive each other.  Russell Tovey is the anxious son worrying about his widowed mother, although you may suspect apparently innocent Betty (Mirren) is going to be able to handle con man Roy (McKellen).  Make sure you get there in time for the opening scene as they set up their profiles.  


“A sparky drama steeped in deception.”  The Guardian


Rocketman (15)

Rocketman

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Sunday 7 Jun 20207:30pm Book Now

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Sunday 7th June (7.30pm)


ROCKETMAN (15)


Stahl Theatre, Oundle

West Street, PE8 4EJ


Director: Dexter Fletcher                                                                                      2hr 1min


Rocketman presents a frank portrayal of Elton John's colourful life so far. From his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. Rocketman is a musical film, using a jukebox approach which allows Elton's diverse catalogue of songs to tell his life story in a fantastic and often fantastical way. Taron Egerton delivers a compelling performance as Elton and with director Dexter Fletcher has produced one of the best biopics ever made, as well as a great film in its own right.


"Elton John movie a heart-racing, toe-tapping, deliriously entertaining triumph"  

Robbie Collin, The Telegraph


dOCs+ Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (12)

dOCs+ Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

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Wednesday 17 Jun 20207:30pm Book Now (Get five dOCs+ at £30)

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Wednesday 17th June (7.30pm)


MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND (12)        


Fletton House, Oundle

Glapthorn Rd, PE8 4JA


Directors: Midge Costin                                                                1h 34m


We tend to assume that a film’s sound is no more than a recording of what’s going on in front of the camera. Far from it. The sound is as much written and directed as the action and in this enlightening film we appreciate the power of sound in creating the cinematic experience.


Featuring the insights and stories of iconic directors such as Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, George Lucas, David Lynch and Sofia Coppola, a veteran Hollywood sound editor reveals the hidden power of sound in cinema and introduces us to the unsung heroes who create it.