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BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Sean McAllister returns to Hull to follow Steve Arnott, a local warehouse worker out to deliver music workshops and confidence-building workshops to local primary schools. A tale of everyman heroism, this is an intimate, heartfelt and panoramic glimpse of life in England under austerity cuts, proof of how community spirit can thrive even under the most difficult circumstances.
Naoki used to have it all: a marriage, his own business, a six-bedroom house, a shiny BMW. But then Japan’s economic crisis left him divorced and destitute. Now living in a one-room flat with a girlfriend who works three jobs, the only work he can get is a part-time role at the post office. An insight into Japan’s working poor and fractious relationships, this is a stark look at companionship and survival.
Winner of the Grand Jury prize at the Sheffield Documentary Festival, nominated for a BAFTA and named the third best film of 2015 by The Guardian, A Syrian Love Story is the astonishing journey of Amer and Raghda, comrades and lovers who met in a Syrian prison cell, whose fortunes shift dramatically when the Arab Spring spreads through the middle east.
Told through the eyes of struggling 35 year-old tour guide Kais, an astute observer of Yemen’s political changes who transforms from a government supporter to a passionate protestor, The Reluctant Revolutionary is an intimate portrait of Yemen as the revolution unfolds.
Deptford Cinema is proud to present a cinematic event 40 years in the making - “The Other Side of the Wind” which is Orson Welles’ final film. The film’s exclusive Netflix release on November 2nd coincides with the simultaneous release of documentary “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead”, which charts the making of Welles’ notoriously lengthy and troubled production feature film and analyses the enigmatic marvel that is Welles himself.