Films For Thought

We have a thought provoking range of DukesDocs lined up this August and September.

DukesDocs are a popular strand at The Dukes, presenting the best new documentary films from around the world.

The controversial new film about the life of Amy Winehouse will be screened on August 1,3 and 4 and can be seen again on September 7.

Amy(15) charts the singer’s story from her childhood in London to her death in 2011. Directed by Asif Kapadia, the man behind the acclaimed film on Ayrton Senna, this film mixes audio from new interviews with archive footage from Amy’s life.

Another charismatic musician – Wilko Johnson – is the subject of our second DukesDoc on August 5 and 6.

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson(15) takes an intimate look at the life of the former Dr Feelgood guitarist who embarked on a farewell tour after being given just months to live.

A huge photographic tribute to the planet’s beauty is made in the powerful documentary The Salt Of The Earth(12A), which is screened from August 14-18(except August 16).

It explores the life of acclaimed photographer Sebastião Salgado who has travelled the world for more than 40 years.

The story of the Greenpeace movement’s earliest years is told in How To Change The World on September 9 which features rare, unseen footage, private journals and interviews.

This documentary will be followed by a question and answer panel screening including the film’s director, Vivienne Westwood and other special guests.

Another DukesDoc rich in archive film is Generation Right(cert tbc) on September 16 which explores Margaret Thatcher’s legacy featuring interviews with politicians from both sides of the political divide.

It will be followed by a question and answer session with Prof Stephen Farrall and Dr Emily Gray whose research features in the film.

Cartel Land(cert tbc) is the finale of the late summer DukesDoc season on September 28 and 30.

With unprecedented access, this documentary looks at the drug trade on both sides of the American-Mexican border.

Tickets for all DukesDocs are priced £6.50/£5.50 concessions apart from How To Change The World where tickets are £8/£7 concessions(a £1 per transaction fee applies to online bookings).

For more information or to book, call our Box Office on 01524 598500 or online at