Saturday 17 March



Throughout the Festival month we present a selection of rare international films, mostly without UK distribution. Including three UK premieres of new films by Raoul Peck, Sylvain L'Espérance and Oleg Mavromatti. Working across documentary and fiction the films focus on marginalised voices including workers in South Korea, China and Greece and those experiencing political violence in 1970s Thailand and contemporary Lugansk, which has been under illegal occupation since the 2014 Ukrainian/Russian war. 

George Clark, Aurélien Froment and Leah Millar: Panel Discussion

Sat 17 March, 12-1pm

Side Cinema

Join contemporary artists George Clark, Aurélien Froment and Leah Millar at the beginning of the cinema weekend to discuss... more

Leah Millar: New Commission

Sat 17 March, 2.30-4.30pm

Side Cinema

In this new commission, artist and experimental filmmaker Leah Millar looks at marginalised land space bordering the River Tyne, exploring themes of trace, collective memory and social history... more

Raúl Ruiz: El Realismo Socialista (Considerádo Commo Una de las Bellas Artes): Slow Retrospective 7

Sat 17 March, 6-10pm

Side Cinema

Socialist Realism (Considered as one of the Fine Arts) was improvised mainly on the factory floor... more