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Magnum In Motion

Noted for his humour, Elliott Erwitt delivers comedy of a strictly black variety in this examination of American mores. Beauty Knows No Pain takes a sharply focused look at the often merciless training of young girls becoming Rangerettes - cheerleaders at Kilgore College, Texas. ... Check out the ... Read more
As the title suggests, Eve Arnold offers a rare glimpse into the world of the harem in Behind the Veil. We witness the rituals of a young Sheikha as she prepares for marriage into the ruling family of Dubai, beginning with traditional exclusion but ending with the bride facing a much more open life ... Read more
Author of the classic photobook Vietnam Inc, Philip Jones Griffiths, has been photographing South East Asia for more than 35 years. Cambodian Odyssey sees Richard Traylor-Smith follow the Magnum veteran on a trip to Cambodia in the 90s where he ruminates on his philosophy of photojournalism, and ... Read more
In places almost like a surveillance film, Alex Webb's El Otro Lado (The Other Side) follows the desperate flight of Mexicans trying to cross illegally into the USA. ... Check out the Talking Picture Session - Pictures in Motion ... D Alex Webb P Kiki Miyake WS Little Magic Productions TD ... Read more
In Eve and Marilyn, Arnold spotlights her relationship with Marilyn Monroe, whom she photographed possibly more than any other photographer over a certain period. This film raises fascinating questions about the relationship between the portrait photographer and the sitter, especially when the ... Read more
The photo-genuis of Jean Gaumy comes packaged in this trilogy of his work: La Boucane (The Smoking House) looks affectionately at a group of women in Normandy, completing the repetitious chore of filleting and gutting herring. ... Check out the Talking Picture Session - Pictures in Motion ... D/P ... Read more
Part I of The Magnum Story unfurls the careers of the four founders - Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David (Chim) Seymour - during the 30s and World War II, after which they came together to create the agency. ... Check out the Talking Picture Session - Pictures in Motion ... Read more
Part II deals with the turbulent 60s and the work of the Magnum photographers documenting this exciting yet troubled decade. Spotlighted in this film are the Kennedy and Nixon presidencies, the Vietnam War and, on a lighter note, one of Magnum's most famous stories on the set of John Houston's The ... Read more
Part III of The Magnum Story brings Magnum into the 80s, a time when television and shrinking magazine markets had the agency, apparently, in a state of perpetual crisis. In particular, the film charts an assignment to China, which caught the beginning of protests leading to the Tianamen Square ... Read more
Bruce Gilden is the archetypal street photographer - fast-moving, aggressive, wisecracking. He's a quintessential New Yorker, the Damon Runyan of the photographic world. Gideon Gold's film reveals the extremely confrontational way Gilden photographs people on New York streets. It sees the ... Read more
Shot mainly against the light, On the Rowanlea Trawler makes us silent witness to the activities taking place on the decks of a trawler. This represents Gaumy's fantasy of animating his stills as he was also preparing a book on the same subject at the time. ... Check out the Talking Picture Session ... Read more
Ten years after her book about the Sandinista revolution, Nicaragua (1981), Susan Meiselas returns to Nicaragua with filmmakers Richard P. Rogers and Alfred Guzzetti to find the people she photographed and ask them whether they thought the pain and sacrifice worthwhile. Needless to say, many of the ... Read more
The charismatic Hungarian Robert Capa - war photographer, bon viveur, gambler and legendary lover as well as co-founder of Magnum - is still remembered with great affection at the agency and could be said to be Magnum's talisman. In this fascinating portrait, Anne Makepeace shows why Capa was ... Read more
Sous-Marin (Submarine) sees Gaumy given exclusive access to the French nuclear attack submarine, La Perle, where he undertook a four-month tour of duty to make a documentary series for French television. This is the final episode, Le Dernier rivage (The Last Shore). ... Check out the Talking ... Read more
Gueorgui Pinkhassov gains rare entry into one of Russia's normally impenetrable prisons in The Russian Prison - A Separate Life. He provides the prisoners with an outlet to sardonically tell their stories and uncovers the extremity of life under prison conditions. ... Check out the Talking Picture ... Read more
Noted for his humour, Elliott Erwitt delivers comedy of a strictly black variety in this examination of American mores. Beauty Knows No Pain takes a sharply focused look at the often merciless training of young girls becoming Rangerettes - cheerleaders at Kilgore College, Texas. ... Check out the ... Read more
Director Donovan Wylie will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the first screening of The Train ... Shot over nearly a year, Donovan Wylie's The Train tracks a ‘church train' over the broad, empty landscape of northern and eastern Russia. Great characters, choral singing and a ... Read more
In The Two Faces of China, René Burri draws from his extensive travels throughout this vast land to show how Chinese Communism has reconciled - or perhaps not - the traditional pull of family and the individual against the collective values of the modern Marxist state. Almost at the point Burri ... Read more
In Video Diaries: Dying for Publicity, Chris Steele-Perkins bears witness to the infinite sorrows of Africa. At times unbearably poignant and painfully honest, he documents famine and disease in Somalia and the Sudan while questioning the complex business of trying to make a difference through ... Read more
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