After Adderall (up for Best Feature)In 2010, James Franco optioned the rights to Stephen Elliott’s The Adderall Diaries, a memoir about how the author coped with writer’s block by self-medicating with a drug commonly used to treat ADHD. The film adaptation, starring Franco and Ed Harris, premiered in 2015. After Adderall is a film about the making of this adaptation, directed by Elliott himself – or “a movie about what happens when James Franco makes a movie about you.”
When can I see it? 24th and 30th September.
A Brilliant Genocide (up for Best Documentary)One hundred million people around the world watched "Kony2012", a viral video about the plight of children in Uganda at the hands of warlord Joseph Kony. The video called for international action to stop him – and while it took social media by storm, it also drew a lot of criticism over its credibility. A Brilliant Genocide is the thoroughly researched, fact-filled antidote to "Kony2012", which investigates the atrocities committed by the Yoweri Museveni against Uganda’s Acholi people under the guise of crushing Kony’s rebellion.
When can I see it? 27th and 30th September.
Pan-American Machinery (up for Best Feature)Panamerican Machinery is a run-down factory in Mexico City. Its employees are happily winding down for the weekend, until a shocking event breaks their routine: their beloved boss, Don Alejandro, is found dead in the back of the warehouse. There’s more, too: the company is on the verge of bankruptcy and everyone's job is on the line. In a state of confusion, fear and grief, the employees decide to cover up their boss’s death and lock the factory doors…
When can I see it? 23rd and 25th September.
A Double Life (up for Best Feature)Directed by Japanese filmmaker Yoshiyuki Kishi, A Double Life is inspired by the work of Sophie Calle, a French conceptual artist who followed strangers around Paris, photographed them, and wrote about their lives. Tama, a philosophy student working on her PhD dissertation, is convinced by her professor to follow and report on the daily routine of a stranger. Tama chooses her subject and quickly discovers that he leads a double life.
When can I see it? 24th and 29th September.
AmStarDam (up for Best UK Feature)AmStarDam is a riotous adventure around the Dutch capital that combines classic fairytale with stoner comedy. Jack heads to Amsterdam in search of his father – only to discover that he’s the failed owner of a marijuana coffee shop. But a chance encounter with a homeless man might hold the answer to turning his dad’s business around...
When can I see it? 26th and 28th September.