Robert Fullerton is a force. Welder turned poet or poet turned welder, it doesn’t much matter in this evocation of his life and philosophy, his poems and the books that helped make him a mesmerizing face of his art. “There she sits, majestic / He stands by engineering” begins his first poem in the film, […]
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With a directing history of more than fifty films, it is difficult to even begin to acknowledge Ken Loach’s contribution to the working and oppressed classes. His latest film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’,
The number of refugees, often smuggled across borders, throughout the European Union are now part of our daily news. But how do the refugees make it across forbidden borders through often hostile and unforgiving terrain? While many refugee stories have been told, we rarely hear about the people who actually do the smuggling.
Burn is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, who are charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead. Burn follows the crew of Engine Company 50: one of the busiest firehouses in America. Located on Detroit’s blighted east side, E50 stands […]
The title of this immersion in the anarchistic and often self-defeating work life of Larry, played by Jason Schwartzman, seems to be based on a Chinese children’s fable, ‘5 Chinese Brothers’, in which the brothers save one of their number by confounding an executioner with their super-human powers. But no one can save Larry, especially […]
The financial thriller, Le Capital by the Greek-French film director Costa Gavras takes an unflinching look at the world of greed and high finance. It follows the story of an executive Marc Tourneuil (Gad Elmaleh) who becomes the CEO of a large bank, only to upset the bank’s board of directors when he begins to […]
Still The Enemy Within is a hotly anticipated union and crowd funded documentary due to be revealed later this year. In an exclusive London Labour Film Festival event, Producer Sinead Kirwan will discuss plans for the film and present some excerpts from the film, which goes to the heart of the Labour movement. In a […]
Trash Dance is a film that finds beauty and grace in a completely unexpected place – garbage trucks and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. American filmmaker, Andrew Garrison follows choreographer Allison Orr as she rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince […]
In this brilliant black comedy we see Charlie Chaplin as we’ve rarely seen him before. Chaplin plays Henri Verdoux, a loyal bank teller who is laid off after thirty years of exemplary service. To continue to support his beloved wife and child, he turns to crime. He marries and murders a series of wealthy widows. […]
By now everyone knows that Bryan Cranston, the actor who plays screenplay writer Dalton Trumbo, can do anything: schoolteacher turned meth pro (‘Breaking Bad’), President Lyndon Baines (‘All the Way’), and undercover agent in a drug cartel (‘Infiltrator’).