Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Dogwoof Presents DOGWOOF DOCS

6 May – 31 May at the Gate Picturehouse, Notting Hill and Stratford East Picturehouse

Throughout the month of May, Dogwoof will celebrate the best in UK and World documentary filmmaking by teaming up with the Notting Hill Gate Picturehouse and Stratford East Picturehouse to present a tantalising season of docs they call: DOGWOOF DOCS. Four films will be presented over one month and include a director Q&A and exclusive preview ahead of the general release.

For tickets & more information head over here

ABENDLAND
Abendland is a stunning portrait of Europe at night. Sometimes darkness can help us see things more clearly.

  • Sunday 6 May – Gate Picturehouse
  • Thursday 10 May – Stratford East Picturehouse

PUTIN’S KISS
Following a politically ambitious teenager as she rises to the top of an ultra-nationalist youth organisation, Putin's Kiss provides a rare insight into the dark side of Russian democracy "Putin-style".

  • Sunday 13 May – Gate Picturehouse
  • Thursday 17 May – Stratford East Picturehouse

TOWN OF RUNNERS + Q&As with director Jerry Rothwell The world's best long-distance runners hail from one small town in Ethiopia. Town of Runners follows two girls from Bekoji, determined to follow in their heroes' footsteps.

  • Sunday 20 May – Gate Picturehouse
  • Thursday 24 May – Stratford East Picturehouse

REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR
Director Chris Paine goes behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.

  • Sunday 27 May – Gate Picturehouse
  • Thursday 31 May – Stratford East Picturehouse

About Dogwoof
Dogwoof is the UK’s leading independent documentary film distributor. Founded in 2004, initial releases had a strong focus on social issues: Black Gold was widely credited with shifting Starbucks’ position on fairtrade; The Age of Stupid led to the 10:10 campaign; The End of the Line was largely responsible for Marks & Spencer and Pret a Manger changing their sustainable fishing policy. Recent Dogwoof releases include the 2011 Oscar®-nominated documentaries Gasland and Restrepo, which stands as iTunes’ highest selling documentary in the UK, and also Countdown to Zero which premiered in a 50-site simultaneous satellite feed. UK documentary Dreams of a Life premiered at the London Film Festival and was followed by a series of director and cast screenings across London, resulting in an unprecedented 11 week run in Odeon cinemas in London’s West End. Also in 2012, Dogwoof launched two new initiatives: http://popupcinema.net/ which seeks to empower local entrepreneurs to screen Dogwoof films locally and in non-traditional venues, and http://dogwoofsales.com/ , a consultancy agent-based service designed to help documentary filmmakers promote and sell their films globally through their network of fellow distributors and broadcasters. For further information please visit www.dogwoof.com

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