A few years ago Sight & Sound Film Magazine polled both film critics and filmmakers to create two competing lists of the greatest documentary films of all time. The results are still online to read here.
In partnership with Sight & Sound and Open City Docs Fest, the new Bertha DocHouse in the Curzon Bloomsbury is presenting a curated selection of these documentaries that were more highly revered by documentary practitioners than by the critics, and they've invited some of the most exciting filmmakers working in documentary today to present their choices.
The new multi month strand will run 10 Thursday afternoons 8th October-10th December (at 3.45pm), and doc-makers from Sophie Fiennes to to Penny Woolcock to Kevin Macdonald will be presenting their choices, offering them a chance to share their passion for a particular documentary muse in a special introduction to the film.
The line-up includes:
- Sophie Fiennes presenting Belovy
- André Singer presenting Titicut Follies
- Penny Woolcock presenting Grey Gardens
- Kevin Macdonald presenting When We Were Kings
- Andrew Kotting presenting Burden of Dreams
- Brian Hill presenting Divorce Iranian Style
More titles and filmmakers TBC
SEASON TICKETS TO ALL 10 FILMS CAN BE BOUGHT FOR JUST £40
Individual event bookings coming soon (£5 per screening)