It's not clear who decided March was going to be the month of film festival madness in London, but that is the situation that we have. You are going to need some careful scheduling and budget ing to afford to taste each of these:
The HRWFF returns once more, with Laura Nix's documentary on the notorious activist and hoaxer duo The Yes Men opening on March 19th. Also playing is director Wim Wender's look at acclaimed photographer and activist Sebastian Salgado in The Salt of the Earth, and the debut based-on-a-true story drama from The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, Rosewater
London's premiere LGBT festival is back, with a massive programme of films and events divided into themes (as with the London Film Festival) to help the curious pick what they want. The Festival opens with the multi-hypenate James Franco starring in Justin Kelly's drama I am Michael, a based-on-a-true-story feature focusing on a prominent gay activist and magazine founder who abruptly declared himself straight. Closing film Out to Win looks at the topical issue of the pressures gay sportspeople face in modern competitive sports globally.
This year’s programme represents the changing cultural landscape of Asia through a line-up of four short films and 12 feature films. The theme of New Generations reflects on new talents, new styles, new landscapes and new modes of film production from and about the Asia Pacific region – from Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesian, India, Japan and Uzbekistan, with a special focus and retrospective on Mongolia. Opening the Festival on Friday 27 March at the Ham Yard Theatre is the European Premiere of Indonesian film In the Absence of the Sun, which is set in the modern metropolis of Jakarta. Directed, written and edited by Lucky Kuswandi.