CHINA’S VAN GOGHS

BFI + CHINESE VISUAL FESTIVAL present: CHINA’S VAN GOGHS – A heart-warming and inspirational portrait of a Chinese peasant-turned-painter.

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TWENTY TWO

TWENTY TWO screens at BFI Southbank (24 FEB 15:30): This award-winning film on the subject of Chinese ‘comfort women’ during WWII became a box-office phenomenon and China’s highest-grossing and most-popular documentary of all time.

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LIFE, ANIMATED

SYDENHAM FILM CLUB presents: LIFE, ANIMATED – The extraordinary story of Owen Suskind, who developed autism as a toddler and shut down all communication. That is, until he discovered classic Disney animated films.

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PUNK & THE PISTOLS + Q&A

PUNK AND THE PISTOLS + Q&A with Paul Tickell & Jon Savage screens at Regent Street Cinema (22 FEB 19:30 & 20:00): Heavenly Films in association with BBC Arena present the first cinema screening in over a decade of the 1995 Arena classic.

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ROGER AND ME

ROGER AND ME screens at Phoenix Cinema (22 FEB 10:30): This multi award-winning documentary is a highly personal, wryly humorous look at the closing of several General Motors plants in Flint, Michigan, the hometown of filmmaker Michael Moore, which resulted in the elimination of 35,000 jobs.

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HOW TO MAKE A PEARL + Q&A

HOW TO MAKE A PEARL + Q&A screens at Union Chapel (21 FEB 19:00): Guardian Docs & Doc Heads present a preview screening of HOW TO MAKE A PEARL and a selection of other Guardian Docs. The Q&A features the filmmakers and Charlie Phillips, Head of Documentaries at The Guardian.

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JACK L. WARNER: THE LAST MOGUL

JACK L. WARNER: THE LAST MOGUL screens at The Cinema Museum (17 FEB 15:00): With the generous permission of filmmaker Gregory Orr, The Cinema Museum presents a rare screening of his feature length 1993 documentary about the man whose studio created many of Hollywood’s timeless classics.

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STRONG ISLAND + Q&A

ICA and DOCSOCIETY present: STRONG ISLAND + Q&A with director Yance Ford & producer Joslyn Barnes. A 2018 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature, STRONG ISLAND chronicles the arc of a family across history and geography.

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