Autumn Winter 2017
The real world provides the inspiration for some fascinating documentaries at the cinema
this autumn and beyond.
The Reagan Show (Dogwoof)
Told solely through archival footage and set against the backdrop of the Cold War “The Reagan Show” presents the pageantry, absurdity and charisma of a prolific actor’s defining role: Leader of the Free World.
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Conor McGregor: Notorious (Universal Pictures)
Conor McGregor is the biggest star in the history of Mixed Martial Arts and one of the most iconic figures on the planet. Filmed over the course of 4 years, Conor McGregor: Notorious is the exclusive, all-access account of Conor’s meteoric rise from claiming benefits and living in his parents’ spare room in Dublin to claiming multiple championship UFC belts and seven figure pay-packets in Las Vegas. Featuring unprecedented access, never before seen moments and explosive fight footage, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at a sporting icon and his spectacular rise from the bottom to the very top
See it in cinemas from November 1st
Ferrari: Race To Immortality (Universal)
“Ferrari: Race To Immortality” tells the story of the Scuderia Ferrari’s tumultuous early years in the 1950s, which saw the dawn of the iconic Scuderia Ferrari in the Formula One World Championship and deadliest decade in motor racing history. As cars pushed the limits of human ingenuity, drivers lived on a knife edge between life and death. At the centre of it all was Enzo Ferrari, a towering figure in motor racing and patriarch of Ferrari who dared to dream about speed in ways nobody else could.
See it in cinemas from November 3rd
“Trophy” investigates the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation through the eyes of impassioned individuals who drive them. From an American trophy hunter to the world’s largest rhino breeder in South Africa, the film grapples with the consequences of imposing a cash value on animals. What are the implications of treating animals as products? Do breeding, farming and hunting offer some of the few remaining options to conserve animals? “Trophy” will leave you debating what is right, what is wrong and what action is necessary to save the world’s most beloved animals.
See it in cinemas from November 17th
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionised our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented intimate portrait of a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.
See it in cinemas from November 24th