Bradford International Film Festival
9-24 March, National Media Museum
The 13th Bradford International Film Festival starts this month at the city’s National Media Museum.
It opens on Friday of next week with Michael Apted’s Amazing Grace, which looks at William Wilberforce and the anti slavery movement of the early 19th century.
Other highlights include Shane Meadows’s This Is England, which looks at racism and skinhead culture in Thatcher’s Britain, and the premiere of Travis Wilkerson’s Who Killed Cock Robin? (Redux). This is a powerful portrait of alienation in a former mining town in Montana.
Bird’s Eye View
ICA, central London
Timed to coincide with International Women’s Day, this film festival profiles the work of emerging women filmmakers.
The packed programme includes Shut Up And Sing, a documentary by Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck that tracks the fortunes of The Dixie Chicks after the band’s anti-George Bush comments in 2003.