Southampton Film Week once again celebrates documentary filmmaking with a diverse strand of films, addressing a range of subject matter. Don't miss these inspiring, emotional and powerful documentaries at SFW18.
TANGO YOUR LIFE
Sunday 11th November - 5.30pm
Tracie's Latin Club
The Screening Sex Project presents:
THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR
Monday 12th November - 7.30pm
Sonar Cinema, Solent University
Tracie's Latin Club is celebrating 18 years of TLC Tango in Southampton, and as part of Southampton's Film Week, will be screening this fabulous documentary.
Tango Your Life is the story by director Chan Park who lived and breathed Tango in BA. Through the stories told by dancers who have been dancing as many as 70 years as well the impressions of those who have come to Buenos Aires to experience the dance in its native country, the experience of tango is shown to be one of danced emotion - inspired by music and shared between partners connected through embrace. In intimate and emotional conversations with the director, people explain that tango, transcending social crises and personal conflict, provides them with a safe haven where they can transform to be completely present, letting go of ego, enjoying calmness in body and mind, expressing their passion, sharing their emotions with trustful dance partners in a respectful manner, and accumulating satisfying moments, while dancing.
Doors 5pm - 5.30pm screening - Tickets: £5 (film only)
TLC Studio, St. Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.
Described by The Guardian as one of the most vital documentaries of recent times, Nancy Buirski’s The Rape of Recy Taylor examines the largely unpunished sexual violence against women of colour in 1940s America. The screening will be preceded by an introduction from the film’s distributor Johanna von Fischer in conversation with Solent University’s Head of Film, Darren Kerr.
For more details of the Screening Sex Project see screeningsex.com
Doors 7pm - 7.30pm start - Free, advanced booking.
Sonar Cinema (LT1), Andrews Building, Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN
Wednesday 14th November - 8pm
The Phoenix, Union Films
A film by Tony Zierra, Filmworker enters the world of Stanley Kubrick and Leon Vitali (Kubrick's long term assistant and whipping boy) from a unique perspective that highlights the nitty-gritty of the creative process. By experiencing Leon’s journey we come to understand how the mundane gives rise to the magnificent as timeless filmmaking is brought to life at its most practical and profound level.
Prior to this feature documentary there will also be a screening of short film LOSING FACE (5 mins) directed by Rachel Stephens.
To book: Full details of The Phoenix, including its current programme and details of how to join, are available at www.thephoenix.org.uk or call 087 0765 0763