Coming to cinemas across Sydney, the 10th Antenna Documentary Film Festival has announced its full program from 2-13 Feb 2022. You'll find the best in documentary cinema from the past year with 50 of the most creative and thought-provoking documentaries from Australia and around the world. Find the full program here and get your tickets via the link to each film. Save a few dollars with a Multi-Pass.
The festival kicks off with the Australian Premiere of Charm Circle by Nira Burstein, a cinéma vérité portrait of her eccentric New York family. Decades-old home videos and contemporary footage are woven together to create a powerful and emotional family portrait that questions the value of the bonds that tie us together. The Wed 2 Feb screening will be followed by the Festival Opening Night Party, and Director Nira Burstein will participate in a live Q&A following the Sat 12 Feb screening.
Having always played an active role in the local documentary industry, Antenna returns with DocTalk, a full-day seminar of industry talks and panels on Fri 4 Feb at the Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo. The all-day event will feature a range of leading international and local filmmakers and industry figures.
In collaboration with the MCA, Antenna will host a special retrospective of acclaimed filmmaker and artist Yael Bartana's work. Presented will be 14 of Bartana's early and most recent works, including the Australian premieres of Two Minutes to Midnight (2021) and Malka Germania (2021), and her most famous and controversial trilogy And Europe Will Be Stunned (2007–2011).
The Real Charlie Chaplin - a contemporary take on cinema's most iconic figure, it traces Chaplin's meteoric rise from the slums of Victorian London to the heights of Hollywood superstardom, before his scandalous fall from grace.
A Night of Knowing Nothing - winner of best documentary at Cannes, it's a deeply felt portrait of contemporary Indian youth on the shores of love, art and politics.
All Light Everywhere - a mind-expanding Sundance award winner, it explores the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing and justice.
Just the tip of the iceberg, check the website for the full exciting program on offer. Stay in touch via Facebook for updates and chatter about the festival as it comes to hand.