Private Lives / Public Spaces

Documentary has always provided a glimpse into cloistered worlds, shining a light on relationships both personal and professional, that are essentially a private preserve. In doing so it drags often uncomfortable truths and personalities kicking and screaming into the public domain. To complement new releases The Wolfpack and Precinct Seven Five, we present two pioneering films that are revered as classics of the medium.

Previously in this season

Capturing the Friedmans

A documentary about a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is turned upside down when the father and his youngest son are arrested and…

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The Wolfpack

Six bright teenage brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in a Manhattan housing project. All they know of the outside is…

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The Wolfpack Q&A

Following our screening on Mon 17 August we will be joined by director Crystal Moselle, producer Megan Delaney plus brothers Mukunda, Narayana, Govinda & Bhagavan…

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Precinct Seven Five

During the crack cocaine explosion of the late 1980s and early 1990s, one man – a New York City police officer – brazenly led a…

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Grey Gardens

Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the…

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