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‘The Look of Silence’ to Open Sheffield Doc/Fest

'The Look of Silence' to Open Sheffield Doc/Fest

As the UK’s largest documentary film festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest has been a the prime platform for experienced as well as new filmmakers to develop and showcase their work; this year is no exception. This year’s festival will run from June 5-10, 2015 and will feature 150 films from 35 countries.

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Oscar-nominated director Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence” will have its UK premiere opening night at the Sheffield Doc/Fest. The five days that follow will be jam-packed with screenings and Masterclasses with filmmakers including Oppenheimer, Brett Morgen (“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”) and Jeanie Finlay (“Orion: The Man Who Would Be King”). 


Doc/Fest will pay tribute to the legendary Albert Maysles who passed away earlier
this year. The UK premiere for “Iris,” a vibrant portrait of fashion icon Iris Apfel and Maysles’ final work, will
take place at Doc/Fest alongside screenings of two masterpieces; candid
Hollywood study “Meet Marlon Brando,” co-directed by Albert’s brother and
filmmaking partner David Maysles and the cult classic “Grey Gardens,” featuring reclusive socialites Big Edie and Little
Edie Bouvier. Rebekah Maysles, Albert Maysles’ daughter and co-producer of “Iris”will participate in a Q&A.

The Sheffield Doc/Fest will close with the highly anticipated international premiere of “Monty Python: The Meaning of Live,” offering fans an inside look on the cast’s personal relationships and insecurities.

This year’s Interactive at Sheffield will feature a Virtual
Reality Arcade
 which will include Grayson Perry’s Dream House and Walking New YorkThe Interactive Exhibition will feature 16 interactive docs to play, touch and experience including
ex-Grand Theft Auto developers’ 1979 Revolution;
2015 Webby nominee Refugee Republic by
Dutch interactive pioneers Submarine; and BAFTA winning Disney Animated.

Check out the full schedule here.

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