- TheTrials of Muhammad Ali (Bill Siegel)
The festival director Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe told me that people should forget everything they think that they know about Muhammad Ali before watching this film... The film covers his battle to overturn a prison sentence for refusing to fight in Vietnam. A period of his life that is rarely discussed. The screening will have a Q&A with a number of guests including Sky Sports' Spencer Fearon and boxing legends Colin Hart, Ronald Mcintosh and Jonny Nelson.
- Woodfalls (David P. Campion)
Woodfalls tells the story of a family of travellers who settle in a small town and get into trouble with the locals. The Q&A will feature the director and some of the cast.
- Cityof God: 10 Years Later (Cavi Borges, Luciano Vidigal)
City of God is one of the most famous South American films (and rightly so – it is amazing) and featured mostly children and teenagers as cast. The documentary City of God:10 Years Later tells the story of what happened to some of those involved in the film and looks like it should be a fascinating insight into Brazilian culture.
- Eva’s Diamond (Ice Neal)
An apparently harrowing film about a mother whose evangelical teenager is sent to prison accused of murder. She attempts to help her by taking matters in to her own hands and ends up embroiled in a dangerous world of black magic and spirits...
- Montana (Mo Ali)
Finally, the closing gala is the world premier of Montana produced by the good folk at Molifilms. A tense East-End crime thriller about a fourteen-year-old who finds out that the mob boss that he works for killed his father... Mo Ali will be at a Q&A afterwards along with Brad Moore (Molifilms) and cast members Adam Deacon, Ashley Waters and McKell David.
Check back for a review of each of them in the coming days, and follow all of the gossip from the festival at @CrispySharp and @BUFFenterprises
The festival takes place at the Prince Charles and the Genesis cinemas - tickets for the festival are available here