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“Cutie,” “Berkeley,” “Teenage” set for London Film Festival

The 57th London Film Festival has unveiled the 12 docs taking part in its documentary competition, including Zachary Heinzerling's Cutie and the Boxer (pictured) and Frederick Wiseman's At Berkeley.
September 5, 2013

The 57th London Film Festival has named the 12 docs taking part in the documentary competition, including Zachary Heinzerling’s Cutie and the Boxer (pictured) and Frederick Wiseman’s At Berkeley.

The 12-day festival, running from October 9-20, will see 234 fiction and documentary features screening, with 22 world premieres and 16 international premieres.

The films vying for the Grierson Award in the Documentary Competition category are Jessica Oreck’s Aatsinki: The Story of Artic Cowboys; Alex Gibney’s The Armstrong Lie; Frederick Wiseman’s At Berkeley; Zachary Heinzerling’s Cutie and the Boxer; Mark Cousins’ Here Be Dragons; Nicolas Philibert’s La Maison de la Radio; Greg Barker’s Manhunt; Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture; Paul-Julien Robert’s My Fathers, My Mother and Me; Vitaly Mansky’s Pipeline; Matt Wolf’s Teenage; and Kitty Green’s Ukraine is Not a Brothel. 

Documentaries screening in the non-competition strands include Nicholas Wrathall’s documentary Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, in the Debate strand; Jason Osder’s documentary Let the Fire Burn, in the Dare section; and Frank Pavich’s Jodorowsky’s Dune, in Cult.

The Sonic strand, focusing on music films, includes the docs Broadway Idiot, from Doug Hamilton; Ryan White’s Good Ol’ Freda; Dori Bernstein’s Marvin Hamlisch: The Way He Was; Tom Berninger’s Mistaken for Strangers, on rock-band The National; Sini Anderson’s The Punk Singer, on Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna; Philippe Béziat’s Becoming Traviata; and Morgan Neville’s Twenty Feet from Stardom.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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