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 eleventh day the BFI presents us with three documentary screenings:
The most powerful earthquake ever to strike Japan caused immeasurable damage not only to the stricken areas, but also to the nation as a whole. To commemorate the tragedy, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions and Fuji TV collaborated on a new documentary, Japan in a Day, and asked people across Japan to pick up a camera and capture something about their day. Screening at the BFI Southbank at 10am.
Village at the End of the World screens at 4pm at the Curzon Mayfair. 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.
Ken and Sarah Burns’ recent project, The Central Park Five, covers the wrongful conviction and eventual exoneration of five men accused of raping and beating a woman in Central Park. You can catch this thrilling feature doc at the Renoir at 4pm.
At the Ritzy at 4.15pm, Marc Isaacs presents stories from people who have made their way to London from all over the world in The Road: A Story of Life and Death.
Slavoj Žižek unleashes his voracious intellect on films from The Sound of Music to Full Metal Jacket, in the provocative documentary The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, screening at the Odeon West End at 6pm. –This film will also be screening at the VUE on 21 October 8.45pm.
At the BFI Southbank at 6.30pm 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.
The Ethnographer (El etnógrafo) is a memorable, sensitive documentary following the English anthropologist John Hillary Palmer, who lives and works with the marginalised Wichi community in rural Argentina. This doc will be screening at the Rich Mix at 6.30pm.
Bayou Blue, a chilling documentary about serial killer Ronald Dominique, who raped and murdered 23 men in the Bayou Blue area in Louisiana before being caught, will screen at the Ritzy at 6.30pm.
Lots of music in Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, a reverent, inspiring portrait of the ultimate cult band. This documentary by Drew DeNicola is showing at the BFI Southbank at 8:45pm. –This film will also be screening at the BFI Southbank on 21 October 1pm.
Tickets can be ordered on the BFI London Film Festival website.