Mavis! (dir. Jessica Edwards)
A force of nature would be a mildly accurate way to describe Mavis Staples, and does not do her justice. As a teenager, Mavis was fronting The Staples Singers, a family gospel group that provided the soundtrack for the early civil rights movement after being inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Now 75, Mavis is still unstoppable, constantly touring, recording albums and cheekily reminiscing about Bob Dylan.
Cobain: Montage of Heck (dir. Brett Morgen)
It’s intimate, it’s aggressive, it’s punk. Brett Morgen’s carefully constructed journey through Cobain’s personal diaries, home videos and self-recordings shines light into many of the unseen corners of his life. Through lively animation, piercing soundscapes and archive that publicly illuminates both his expression and vulnerability – Cobain: Montage of Heck is a roller coaster your emotions won’t forget.
It’s available on VoD, DVD and Blu-Ray now.
The Circus Dynasty (dir. Anders Riis-Hansen)
Two of the worlds leading circus’ protégés are on their way to joining forces and creating the greatest circus Europe could ever see – but the pressures and expectations of this intimate culture are trying; love and commercial potential are entwined. The Circus Dynasty is a poetic and enchanting snapshot into this way of life, that will leave you feeling endeared. This is no big fat gypsy wedding.
See it on Tuesday 9th June, 8:45pm at The Guardian Screen at Curzon.
How to Change the World (dir. Jerry Rothwell)
‘The idea was simple: send a boat to bear witness at the scene of the crime.’ Jerry Rothwell’s exploration of the history of Greenpeace is an inspiring journey, taking you through the early and groundbreaking environmental movements of Bob Hunter his tribe of ‘eco-warriors’ from Vancouver, Canada. With tongue-in-cheek psychedelic references and archive that engrains itself into the mind, How to Change the World is an entertaining and powerful piece. It’ll make you want to leave your day job to become a environmental flower child; a rebel with a cause.
Catch a second screening on Monday 8th June at 9pm, ITN Source Showroom 4.