TUESDAY, MAY 7
19:00 at CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE

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Renegade
Dreamers

Director: Karen Kramer

At a time when political activism is more important than ever, the air in New York City is filled with the sounds of subversive poetry, radical song writing and calls for social change. Renegade Dreamers interweaves past and present as it provides a look into an artistic and political wave that is happening today, while also paying homage to the legacy of the Beat poets and political folksingers of the past.

With QandA

 

Tuesday, May 7
20.40 at CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE

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Until Porn Do
Us Part

Director: Jorge Pelicano

Eulália, a religious and conservative sixty-something woman. Her son has emigrated to Germany, where he’s a gay porn star. Eulália spends ever more time on Facebook scanning his profile and writing long, mostly unread messages. This film touches on several contemporary issues, including the crisis of the traditional family, how social networks are changing interpersonal relationships, and society’s views of homosexuality and pornography. An unobtrusive look at the LGBT community, humility, and the strength of motherly love. Including Q&A with director Jorge Pelicano.

Wednesday May 8
18:10 at chapter arts centre

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Piano To Zanskar

Directors: Michal Sulima + Jarek Kotomski

When his 65th birthday approaches, Desmond Gentle, an eccentric piano tuner from London, decides to undertake the most difficult and perilous piano delivery of his career. It entails travelling to the heart of the Indian Himalayas with a 100-year old upright piano, carried across high mountain passes using only yaks and ponies. Destination: a primary school in Lingshed, one of the most isolated settlements in the world.

With QandA

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8,
20.30 at CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE

Home Games

Home Games

Director: Alisa Kovalenko

A season in the life of Alina, a 20-year-old girl from a poor family in Kyiv, Ukrian who has a chance to be saved by football. She’s about to join the Ukrainian national team when life throws up a new challenge. Her mother dies, leaving two young siblings. Now, Alina must choose. Football or family.

With QandA

 

Thursday, MAY 9
20:45 at Chapter Arts Centre

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Goodbye Ringo
+ Into The Dark Room

Goodbye Ringo directed by Pere Marzo
Into The Dark Room directed by Luigi Abanto Varese

Fifty years have gone by since the golden age of Spaghetti Westerns, a unique film genre that reimagined the American Wild West. Few remember the Balcázar Studios in Barcelona, one of the most productive studios of the genre for almost a decade. But some survivors, those responsible for a type of cinema that no longer exists, share their fascinating story.

Includes screening of short film Into The Dark Room from director Luigi Abanto Varese.

With QandA

Event in partnership with Curado Bar

 

Thursday, MaY 9
18.00 at CHAPTER Arts Centre

Kaiser!

Kaiser!

Director: Louis Myles

In the 1980s and 1990s, Brazil were the most glamorous football team in the world. Players like Zico, Socrates, Romario and Ronaldo turned a team game into performance art. But Brazil also had the greatest footballer never to have played the game. Carlos Henrique Raposo, known to all as Kaiser, grew up in Rio de Janeiro with one dream: to escape poverty by becoming a professional footballer. He lacked the talent to do so by conventional means, so he constructed an elaborate alternate reality that enabled him to join some of the most iconic clubs in the world.

With QandA

Event in partnership with Cardiff Met.

 

Thursday, MaY 9
20.30 at CHAPTER Arts centre

Ghetto Balboa

Ghetto Balboa

Director: Árpád Bogdán

This film follows a boxing coach and his trainee from the very beginning to the first successes. Both characters are of Roma origins from the infamous Ghetto in the middle of Budapest. Misi Sipos is an ex-member of the 8th district mafia who turned to God and left behind his criminal past. As his personal “mission” he started a local community boxing club aimed at young children from troubled families. Zoli Szabó is one of these kids who, despite his young age, has to face up to the responsibility of providing for his family. He has a tough decision to make, as he either becomes a professional boxer, which comes with a lot of sacrifices or he follows in the footsteps of his mobster father.

With QandA.

Event in partnership with Cardiff Met.

FRIday, MaY10
18.00 at CHAPTER Arts centre

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Special Advanced Screening of
Hell on Wheels

Director: Toby Cameron

Commissioned by BBC Wales’ as part of their New Directors Scheme, it’s a fiercely feminist film about Tiger Bay Brawlers Roller Derby team as they head to their first European tournament. Including QandA with Tiger Bay Brawlers.

Invitation only. Contact walesdocfilmfest@gmail.com for more information.