Join us after the film for an in person Q&A with co-director Camilla Hall and Margie Ratliff from The Staircase, who appears in the film.

Subject explores the life-altering experience of sharing one’s life on screen through key participants of acclaimed documentaries The Staircase, Hoop Dreams, The Wolfpack, Capturing the Friedmans, and The Square. These erstwhile documentary “stars” reveal the highs and lows of their experiences as well as the everyday realities of having their lives put under a microscope.

Also featuring commentary from such influential names in the doc world as Kirsten Johnson, Sam Pollard, Thom Powers and Sonya Childress, the film unpacks vital issues around the ethics and responsibility inherent in documentary filmmaking. As tens of millions of people consume documentaries in an unprecedented "golden era," Subject urges audiences to consider the often profound impact on their participants.


Cameo + Cambridge

Co-directors Camilla Hall and Jennifer Tiexiera, plus Margie Ratliff from The Staircase.

Oxford + Brighton

Co-director Camilla Hall plus Margie Ratliff from The Staircase.


To celebrate the release of the new film Subject, we've got a documentary prize bundle to give away!


  • Release Date :
  • 18 Feb 2023
  • Certificate :
  • 15
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