During the BFI London Film Festival, DocGeeks will present you every day with a bite-size oversight of the documentaries screening at the various festival locations.
At the ninth day the BFI presents us with seven documentary screenings:
At the BFI Southbank at 3pm sound recordist Claudine Nougaret and photographer-director-reporter Raymond Depardon present us with Journal de France. A film that emerges from Depardon’s archives – from out-takes and reels of reportage that he has accumulated since the early 60s. – This film will also be screening at the BFI Southbank on 20 October 6.30pm.
Set in a real Italian prison, Berlin prize-winning docu-drama Caesar Must Die depicts inmates preparing to give a public performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. This documentary is screening at the VUE at 6pm.
Understandably sold out is the world premiere of Crossfire Hurricane at 8.30pm at the Odeon in Leicester Square; a documentary directed by Brett Morgen celebrating 50 years of rock legends The Rolling Stones (who are also expected to attend today!). Good luck for those who couldn’t get aticket – read: most of us – for the first time this year the red carpet event will be screened simultaneously to cinemas across the UK.
Village at the End of the World also screens at 8.30pm at the VUE. This documentary by British filmmaker Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) is a compelling portrait of a remote village in Northern Greenland with a population of a mere 59 people. – This film will also be screening at Curzon Mayfair on 20 October 4pm.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney comes with the documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, screening at the Renoir at 9pm. His film examines how for more than 25 years at St John’s School for the Deaf in St Francis, Wisconsin, the Catholic priest Lawrence C Murphy got away with sexually abusing pupils. Despite testimonies from victims and repeated warnings from American Archbishops that Murphy could be an embarrassment to the Church, the Vatican took little action.
At the BFI Southbank at 9pm The Jeffrey Dahmer Files will be screened. The film makes use of a selection of footage, including archival, interviews, and re-enactments, in order to tell the story of the people around the notorious American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer during the summer of 1991 when he was arrested. –This film will also be screening at BFI Southbank on 19 October 3.15pm.
Documentary filmmaker, Eric Walter touches upon another well known ordeal; the Amityville haunting. For the first time in 35 years he gets Daniel Lutz (George and Katleen’s son) to recount his version of the infamous haunting that terrified his family in the mid-seventies in the documentary My Amityville Horror, screening at the Ritzy at 9pm.
Tickets can be ordered on the BFI London Film Festival website.
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