Dochouse Unveil Summer Film Programmes

Art & Culture

Everyone loves a good documentary! How often do you go to the cinema to watch one on the big screen. I bet you don’t very often. Well. Bertha DocHouse screens documentaries at Curzon Bloomsbury and they have quite a season of programmes coming up.

They're just coming to the end of the CALLING ALL FILM BUFFS programme, for people who like to provide their own commentary when watching movies, including ‘Magician: The Astonishing Life of Orson Welles’; a rarely seen film about the life of eyeball slicing director of ‘Un Chien Andalou’, Luis Bunuel; and ‘Fellini: I’m a Born Liar” about the director described by one of his actors as ‘a dictator, a demon’.

MUSIC, MUD & MAYHEM follows the next week with a showcase of some classic live music films, ‘Woodstock’ obviously covers the hallowed music event of the 60s (that when recreated in 1999 resulted in more fires and murders than peace and LSD. Limp Bizkit and Creed played.) whereas ‘Monterey Pop’ revisits the less sanctified Monterey International Pop Festival of the same decade that immortalised the careers of 60s heroes Janis Joplin, Otis Reading and Jefferson Airplane.

‘Stop Making Sense’, the quintessential Talking Heads tour documentary with bonus footage of David Byrne in a massive suit, and Bjork’s very recent multi-disciplinary, multimedia project ‘Biophilia Live’ make up the rest of this programme.

Special events take place on 16th July for the opening of Marc Quinn’s latest exhibition at the White Cube gallery, ‘Marc Quinn – Making Waves’ will have a one off screening, and then, the funnest of all, a specially curated programme of documentaries for kids and parents with dinosaurs or something on the 20th called ‘SCHOOLS OUT!’ – yeahhhhh buddy! Goddamn right it is!

Also, for the rest of the week they are showing 'Going Clear', the Scientology film, every day. If you haven't seen it YOU HAVE TO SEE IT it is so important and so scary. What did John Travolta do? What do they have on him? Why can't he leave? Important questions you will ask yourself after seeing this film. Seriously.

Find out more about these events and the films themselves over on the DocHouse website.