New to DocPlay in April

Daniel Richter |  1 April

Three years with Daniel Richter: director Pepe Danquart opens the door to the famous painter’s studio for us and draws a multifaceted portrait of the political artist.

Balkrishna Doshi, one of India’s most influential 20th century architects and recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, shares his sources of inspiration and motivation. His presence of mind, humour and wisdom create the image of a man from whom we can not only learn to build humanly, but from whom we can learn – to be human.

Mafia & Banks  |  8 April |  Series

Produced by Arte, this three-part documentary tells the little-known story of the symbiotic link between criminal organisations and the banking sector.

Sympathy for the Devil  |  11 April

Sympathy for the Devil, one of the landmark new wave films of the late 1960s, directed by the celebrated auteur Jean-Luc Godard, alternates between reflections on contemporary politics and social issues of the late 1960s as well as giving the audience an unprecedented view of The Rolling Stones’ creative process.

Across two seasons, revisit historical dates of monumental proportion through the prism of memory.

Lakota Nation vs United States  |  18 April |  Exclusive

Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival, Lakota Nation vs. United States chronicles the Lakota Indians’ century-long quest to reclaim the Black Hills, sacred land that was stolen in violation of treaty agreements. A searing and timely portrait of resistance.

The Oil Machine  |  22 April | Exclusive

The Oil Machine explores our economic, historical and emotional entanglement with oil by looking at the conflicting imperatives around North Sea oil.

Kokoda  |  25 April

From the corridors of power to the blood-stained battlefields of the Papua New Guinea highlands, Kokoda tells the story of the brutal World War Two military campaign between Australia and Japan that changed the course of Australian history

Untouchable  | April 29

The inside story of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

➢ And here’s what was added in March:

Oscar-winning documentary from AP journalist Mystyslav Chernov that offers a vital chronicle of the first 20 days of war in Mariupol (Ukraine).

Explore the early documentary work of Australian director Kitty Green, best known for recently critically-acclaimed feature films The Assistant (2019) and The Royal Hotel (2023). Screens with The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul.

An audience favourite at film festivals around the world (including last year’s MIFF, SFF and NZIFF), Estonian director Anna Hints’ Smoke Sauna Sisterhood offers a deeply moving, intimate and breathtaking approach to issues of trauma, healing, and community.

Premiering at Berlin Film Festival, Joan Baez: I Am a Noise offers an unusually intimate psychological portrait of legendary folk singer and activist Joan Baez.

She Chef is the portrait of young Austrian chef and recent culinary world cup winner Agnes on her journey to mastery through three of the most outstanding restaurants in the world.

Grimsby Town FC, once a high-flying football club with a proud history, is now on the brink of relegation from the Football League. The impending threat of semi-professional football looms on for not just the club, but an entire community. This all-access feature length documentary follows the club through impending disaster, a change in ownership, and a miraculous change in their footballing fortunes.

Iconic German director Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) reveals extraordinary anecdotes about the filmmaking process. Featuring interviews, archival footage and never-before-seen excerpts.

From legendary director Wim Wenders, Cannes-premiering Anselm is a portrait of art-world luminary and friend Anselm Kiefer.

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