Open City Documentary Festival announces full programme for 12th edition

The 12th edition of London’s Open City Documentary Festival has announed its full programme. Welcoming the first fully in-person activities since 2019, Open City Documentary Festival runs from 7 to 13 September at venues across the British capital, Bertha DocHouse, Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, Close-Up Cinema, Curzon Soho, Genesis Cinema, Institute of Contemporary Arts, LUX, and Tate Modern. Overall 93 new and retrospective non-fiction films and 7 cross-media projects will represent the celebration of the Art of Non-fiction

Aside from film screenings, the Festival Hub in Chinatown will host the free Expanded Realities exhibition and a programme of talks and workshops, as well as daily happy hour events. At LUX in Highgate, The Revolution Will Not Be Air-conditioned, a new exhibition by Chinese artist Bo Wang, will open on 4 September through 15 October.

Highlights of the film programme include Ana Vaz’s reverse ethnography film É Noite na América, which opens the festival. An In Focus” programmes focusing on the works of Alexandra Cuesta and Betzy Bromberg and a retrospective Tsuchimoto Noriaki: Film is a work of living beings, including Noriaki’s 1975 The Shiranui Sea, also feature. The wider film programme features documentary storytelling and artists’ moving image from around the world, with a film focused on linking climate, resistance and protest.

Furthermore, a varied talks and workshops programme includes Counter-archives, a series of talks which propose expansive ways of thinking about the “archive;” the returning Critics Workshop and Matchbox Cineclub; the third Ian White Lecture, given by Canadian artist, photographer and writer Moyra Davey; Masterclasses with Alexandra Cuesta and Jonathan Perel, and more.

Find complete information on the entire 2022 Open City Documentary Festival HERE

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