GREAT STORIES TOGETHER

VILLAGE CINEMAS LAUNCESTON THURS 16 - SUN 19 MAY 2019

FILMS BY THEMES 2018 PROGRAMME

DOCUMENTARIES 2018

DOCUMENTARY is supported by Launceston Airport. Film brings the world to you, Launceston Airport takes you to the world. In recent years, Launceston Airport has invested more than $20 million in putting our airport in the top 12 in Australia for passenger numbers, and in 2017 won the Australian Airport Association’s ‘Major Airport of the Year’ Award for the third time in a row – an Australian first!. Launceston Airport, which connects the city to the world, has made it possible for BOFA to bring you the world’s best documentary films for this year’s Festival.

DOCUMENTARY

PECKING ORDER

THURSDAY 10:00AM
Join members of the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in the lead up to the NZ National Championships, as they battle history and each other in a quest for glory and for the love of their birds.

DOCUMENTARY

FACES, PLACES

FRIDAY 2:30PM
A collaborative project between the legendary New Wave director Agnès Varda, 89, and the young French street artist JR, whose habit of superimposing massive images of faces and eyes on public surfaces has made him a star.

DOCUMENTARY

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB ADIOS

FRIDAY 5:00PM
The 1997 album “Buena Vista Social Club” and the subsequent film, made international stars out of several Cuban musicians who had thought that time and the world had passed them by.

DOCUMENTARY

NAMATJIRA PROJECT

SATURDAY 5:15PM
An extraordinary first-hand account of the international battle to reclaim the artwork and heritage of one of Australia’s most important Indigenous figures: Albert Namatjira.

DOCUMENTARY

LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

SUNDAY 11:30AM
“Last Men in Aleppo” tells the human story of two men caught up in the ongoing catastrophe that is the Syrian civil war. They are members of a White Helmet unit: Khaled, a boisterous family man and Mahmoud, a quiet man uncomfortable with any displays of heroism.

DOCUMENTARY

JANE

SUNDAY 2:30PM
In 1960, a young British woman with no scientific background was chosen to undertake research on chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania. It was a project that would radically change our thinking on primate behaviour.

DOCUMENTARY

MAMIL

SUNDAY 5:30PM
A project begun in 2013 as a focus on a year in the life of a Victorian country club soon outgrew this concept as Bird, a self-confessed MAMIL himself, went on to profile Australian, American and English cycling clubs.