NEW JULY 2016 DOCUMENTARIES ON DVD

AROUND CHINA WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (U) 2015 £15.99
Taken from a variety amateur and professional footage in the BFI National Archives, the films cover the years 1900-1948.
FACING ALI (15) 2009 MCCORMACK, PETE £17.99
Tribute to boxer Muhammad Ali, based around interviews with his former rivals.
FIRE AT SEA (12A) 2016 ITALY ROSI, GIANFRANCO £15.99
Documentary centred on the Italian island of Lampedusa where 6,000 Sicilians are joined by hundreds of desperate migrants who arrive on their shores every week .
I AM BELFAST (12) 2015 COUSINS, MARK DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £19.99
Ode to past and present Belfast in which the director walked every street of the city with his camera.
INSIDE OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE (12) 2016 £19.99
Four-part BBC documentary series which examines President Barack Obama’s time in office.
JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER: 12 EARLY WORKS (PG) £12.99
Collection of 12 documentaries – ‘Light Test’ (1995), ‘Camera Test’ (1995), ‘Hugh’ (1995), ‘The Challenge of Manufacturing’ (1996), ‘These Places We’ve Learned to Call Home’ (1996), ‘The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase’ (1997), ‘Land of Enchantment’ (2000), ‘The Globalisation Tapes’ (2002), ‘Market Update’ (2002), ‘A Brief History of Paradise As Told By the Cockroaches’ (2002), ‘Muzak – A Tool of Management’ (2002) and ‘Postcard from Sun City, Arizona’ (2003).
THE KENNEDYS’ IRISH MAFIA (E) £14.99
Award-winning documentary about the Irish Mafia who surrounded and advised American President John F. Kennedy.
MAPPLETHORPE – LOOK AT THE PICTURES BARBATO,R/BAILE, F £15.99
A look at the life of controversial artist Robert Mapplethorpe .
THE MEDALS OF WORLD WAR II (E) £12.99
Documentary explaining the meaning behind every medal awarded post World War II.
VERSUS – THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH (12) 2016 OSMOND, LOUISE £15.99 Marking his 80th birthday, British film-maker Ken Loach discusses his life and career.

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

 

Ken Loach documentary – VERSUS – THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH – on dvd

Versus - The Life and Films of Ken LoachVERSUS – THE LIFE AND FILMS OF KEN LOACH (12) 2016 OSMOND, LOUISE £15.99
Marking his 80th birthday, British film-maker Ken Loach discusses his life and career.

The documentary spans from his student days at Oxford to his time with the BBC in the ’60s and his breakthrough feature ‘Kes’ (1969) all the way through to winning his second Palme d’Or for ‘I, Daniel Blake’ (2016).

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

 

Ken Loach’s documentary THE SPIRIT OF ’45 out next week on dvd

Spirit of '45THE SPIRIT OF ’45 (E) 2012 LOACH, KEN    £14.99
An impassioned documentary about how the spirit of unity which buoyed Britain during the war years carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society

1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of ‘45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

Observer rewies – http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/mar/17/spirit-45-review-ken-loach

Ken Loach films out on dvd next week

fatherland

FATHERLAND  (15) 1986 UK        LOACH, KEN      £15.99

‘Fatherland’ offers an intriguing blend of political realism (scripted by Trevor Griffiths), psychological thriller and self-reflexivity about Loach’s own art and the degree to which it is possible to make effective political statements within popular culture.

The film follows the forced defection to West Berlin of a famous protest singer-songwriter (loosely based on the German singer Wolf Biermann.) after he comes into  conflict with the East German authorities. What he finds in the West is another kind of censorship imposed by those American record executives who control the music market and shape popular culture.

Looks and Smiles
LOOKS AND SMILES (15) 1991 UK        LOACH, KEN        £15.99
Based on the novel by Barry Hines, and set during Margaret Thatcher’s rule of Britain, the film follows Mick (Graham Green), a young man living in Sheffield who is struggling to find work and direction in life. His friend Alan (Tony Pitts) is also in the same position.

He sees joining the army as his only job opportunity but is sent to serve in the conflict in Northern Ireland and the experience leaves him much changed. Meanwhile, Mick gets to know Karen (Carolyn Nicholson), a shop girl with problems of her own. Can she help Mick navigate his way in life?

My Name Is JoeMY NAME IS JOE (15) 1998  UK        LOACH, KEN        £15.99
Another hard-hitting drama from Ken Loach. Recovering alcoholic Joe Kavanagh (Peter Mullan) is out of work, but spends his time coaching the local football team. When he goes to pick up team member Liam (David McKay), he meets social worker Sarah Downie (Louise Goodall).

Although they clash at first, the pair are soon involved in a relationship. Joe learns from Sarah that Liam and his wife, Sabine (Annemarie Kennedy), owe money to local gangster McGowan (David Hayman). In an attempt to help Liam pay off his debt, Joe agrees to do three drugs runs for McGowan.

However, his relationship with Sarah suffers when she finds out what he has done.

DVDs available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/british-cinema-on-dvd