SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER | PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA | 21:00
SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER | VUE7 | 18:00
WE ARE X The startling story of X Japan, the most influential rock band you may never heard of!
FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER | VUE7 | 18:00
SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER | EMBANKMENT GARDEN CINEMA | 17:45
GEORGE BEST: ALL BY HIMSELF The acclaimed team behind Hillsborough and The Imposter deliver an epic biopic of George Best, whose football genius was decimated by alcohol and fame.
FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER | PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL | 21:00
SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER | HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE | 13:00
I CALLED HIM MORGAN A moving portrait of great jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and the woman whose overwhelming love for him proved fatal.
“FOREVER PURE – Maya Zinshtein is focusing on an Israeli soccer controversy,” said Thom Powers. “This film made its debut at the Jerusalem Film Festival, where it was well-received. Beitar is a Jerusalem soccer team that has fiercely nationalist prejudiced fans who are proud of the fact that their club had never signed an Arab player before. The team surprised fans by recruiting two Muslim players from Chechnya. Maya gets into this club and follows them over a season as fans defect against their own team…on ‘Forever Pure,’ Maya was in the middle of real mob violence. We‘ve recently talked about closing the gender gap for female directors. You can see with these directors that these films were a long time coming — making your first feature project is not something you do quickly. But it was notable to me to see this work rise to the top of our very large pile of submissions.” FOREVER PURE | TIFF WEBSITE
Part jazz history, part true-crime tale, Kasper Collin’s new documentary employs extensive archival footage and new interviews to tell the tragic story of the magnificently talented trumpeter Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen, who murdered him in a New York bar in 1972. TIFF WEBSITE