What's on at Crouch End Picturehouse - Picturehouse Docs
Sarajevo in 1994 was a city under siege. Mortars and grenades rained down on the city, killing indiscriminately every day. Amongst the madness, would it be possible to persuade a global rock star to come and play a show for local fans?
Scream for Me Sarajevo is the amazing and astonishing story of the most unlikely of rock concerts, performed by Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson in 1994, in the midst of the Siege of Sarajevo. This is a film about extraordinary people defying the horrors of war, and the musicians who risked their lives to play a show for them.
Featuring footage from the historic gig, the film also meets those that made it to the show; determined to keep living their lives despite the constant threat to their survival. Interviews with the band and the personnel who made it happen bring home the reality of the situation that was not only dangerous, it was barbaric.
The film will be followed by a recorded Q&A with Bruce Dickinson, hosted by Metal Hammer journalist Dom Lawson.
Half Way is an immersive documentary chronicling the experience of a homeless family living half way between homes. Told through the eyes of Daisy, as daughter and filmmaker, it offers a self-reflexive lens into both the lived realities and mental deterioration of a family living as hidden homeless during Britain’s exploding housing crisis. This film documents a rare opportunity where the line between filmmaker and subject is blurred: all at once we witness the joyful and hilarious moments of everyday family life, up against its inevitable struggles. What began as a therapeutic process during a disempowering situation became a mission to complete a film. Half Way has transformed into a critique of Britain's welfare system, its housing crisis and the facelessness of ineffective power from the viewpoint of a family living through it.