What's on at National Media Museum - Picturehouse Docs
Filmed over five years, FREEDOM FIELDS follows three women and their football team in post-revolution Libya, as the country descends into civil war and the utopian hopes of the Arab Spring begin to fade. Through the eyes of these accidental activists, we see the reality of a country in transition, where aspirations and personal stories of love collide with history. An intimate film about hope, struggle and sacrifice in a land where dreams seem a luxury, and a love letter to sisterhood.
Ella Fitzgerald was a 15-year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. Over the next six decades, her sublime voice would transform the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy. JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS retraces this extraordinary journey.
Using never-before-seen images and unheard interviews, the film shows an Ella the world never knew: tough, thoughtful, funny; a dazzling musical innovator who defied horrifying racism; a committed civil rights activist; and an intensely private soul who sacrificed much of her personal life. At a time when she was the biggest singing star in the world, her pianist and friend Oscar Peterson said Ella was “the loneliest woman in the world”. But, as Jamie Cullum says, “Her music is one of the reasons it’s worth being on this planet.”
LIAM GALLAGHER: AS IT WAS tells the honest and emotional story of how one of the most electrifying rock’n’roll frontmen went from the dizzying heights of his champagne supernova years in Oasis to living on the edge, ostracised and lost in the musical wilderness of booze, notoriety and bitter legal battles. Starting again alone, stripped bare and with nowhere to hide, Liam risks everything to make the greatest comeback of all time.
Join us for the World Premiere of LIAM GALLAGHER: AS IT WAS on June 6th, followed by an exclusive live performance broadcast to cinemas across the UK & Ireland for one-night-only.
DEEP SPACE NINE is described as ‘dark,’ ‘edgy,’ and ‘the black sheep’ of the STAR TREK family – a show that did not fit in Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future. 20 years after it left the airwaves, fans all over the world continue to watch DEEP SPACE NINE with the same affection they feel for the other STAR TREK series.
Through extensive interviews with cast and creators, show footage presented in HD for the first time anywhere, and brand-new animated storyboards showing what could have been and what still might be, directors Ira Steven Behr (showrunner of the original series) and David Zappone (STAR TREK docs THE CAPTAINS and FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK), bring you WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND: LOOKING BACK AT STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, an in-depth look at this beloved show, its fans, and its ongoing appeal to Trekkies of all ages.
This one-night event will also include a recorded roundtable discussion on the making of the documentary.