DocDays is our documentary and discussion strand. We programme thought-provoking feature films, accompanied by Q&A and panel discussions with filmmakers, producers, journalists and field experts in a wide variety of topics - from politics and war, to humanitarian work and charities, sports, fashion, culture and the arts.
DocDays screenings take place at Curzon Soho and Curzon Oxford.
UPCOMING EVENTS: THE DOCDAYS OF CHRISTMAS
The politically turbulent past 12 months has been reflected in the camera lenses of documentary filmmakers, whose response has been creative, provocative and voluminous. As 2017 draws to a close, this Christmas Curzon DocDays presents a special programme of documentaries about the key issues of the year, with director Q&As providing lively debates.
We're joined by left-wing Labour firebrands Jeremy Corbyn and Dennis Skinner at separate Q&As with Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle and Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast. Ai Weiwei and Vanessa Redgrave discuss their respective directorial responses to the refugee crisis, Human Flow and Sea Sorrow. Robert Macfarlane is in a preview Q&A for Mountain, the film based on his book Mountains of the Mind, which examines the environment and our pursuit of danger. Director Esther Johnson and writer Bob Stanley talk about Asunder, their collage of archival footage which uncovers the hidden histories of WWI-era Britain, especially the role of women.
For the first time ever, DocDays expands from its home at Curzon Soho for events at Curzon Chelsea and our brand-new Oxford cinema. More widely across the Curzon circuit, we also participate in nationwide events with Human Flow and Mountain. We hope you enjoy this chance to recap on the issues of the year and look forward to 2018.
Please note: our live Q&A with Ai Weiwei at Curzon Soho is sold out, but you can catch the live via satellite premiere of Human Flow, followed by a panel discussion with Ai Weiwei in conversation with Jon Snow and other special guests.
We are honoured to welcome the Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, to Curzon Chelsea for a DocDays screening and discussion about one of the key documentaries of 2017, Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle, by director Paul Sng, which explores the agenda behind the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in the U.K. over the past thirty years.
The panel includes the filmmaker Mr Sng and is hosted by Anna Minton, journalist and author of "Big Capital".
Curzon Members have priority booking until 12noon on Wednesday 22 November.
Narrated by the Academy Award-nominated actor Willem Dafoe, Mountain is a unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom. With a visually stunning juxtaposition of image and music Mountain explores the powerful force that mountains hold over the imagination of so many across the centuries. Explore the spellbinding force of high places from Antarctica to Hawaii and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams.
LIVE Q&A WITH ROBERT MACFARLANE - CURZON OXFORD
We will be joined by the film's co-writer Robert Macfarlane, who has written extensively on landmarks, the wilderness and specifically cultural history of mountains in his multi-award winning 2003 book Mountains of the Mind.
Friday 1 December 6.45pm, Curzon Oxford.
PRE-RECORDED Q&A SCREENINGS - CANTERBURY | MAYFAIR | OXFORD | RIPON | SHEFFIELD | VICTORIA | WIMBLEDON
This special screening is followed by a pre-recorded Q&A featuring Robert Macfarlane. Monday 11 December 6.45pm