Dogwoof is excited to have five documentaries as part of the BFI London Film Festival this year as we announce two new titles: Janis: Little Girl Blue and Hitchcock/Truffaut.
Janis: Little Girl Blue
Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1971 at age 27. With Janis: Little Girl Blue, Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) examines Joplin’s story in depth for the first time on film, presenting an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist.
In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-e-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting—used to produce the mythical book Hitchcock/Truffaut—this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds, and Vertigo. Hitchcock’s incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today’s leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader.
These films join The Fear of 13, Censored Voices and Fresh Dressed at the London based festival in October.
Daunting testimonies of Israeli soldiers returning from the Six Day war revealed following 45 years of censorship. Book for LFF
The Fear of 13
A bold, compelling account of a Death Row convict who decides to take his case to court, not to seek freedom but to petition for his execution. Book for LFF
A comprehensive guide to the rise of hip hop style from its early days through to its current global dominance. Book for LFF