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.