Screenings

Friday 11 March 2016, 7:00 PM

Screening: Among the Believers + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Mohammed Naqvi and producer Jonathan Goodman Levitt.

Charismatic cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani state. His dream is to impose a strict version of Sharia law throughout the country, as a model for the world. With unprecedented access, Among the Believers follows Aziz on his very personal quest to create an Islamic utopia, during the bloodiest period in Pakistan’s modern history.


Monday 21 March 2016, 7:00 PM

New Scottish Documentary Season: Scotland on Screen

Scotland on Screen, part of our New Scottish Documentary season, is an evening of short films produced with assistance from the Scottish Documentary Institute and showcasing the diverse beauty of the Scottish landscape, immersing viewers in breathtaking scenes and remarkable stories from communities across the country.


Thursday 17 March 2016, 7:00 PM

New Scottish Documentary Season: 16 Years Till Summer + Q&A

This screening is part of our New Scottish Documentary season and will be followed by a Q&A with director Lou McLoughlan.

Uisdean wants forgiveness. After 16 years in prison, he has returned home to nurse his ageing father in a small village in the Scottish Highlands. But Uisdean also needs to rebuild his life. With the isolation of the Highland landscape both a blessing and curse, he begins the hard graft of reinventing himself. What follows is as much a struggle with tradition and Highland identity as it is with the weight of his own past.


Friday 8 April 2016, 7:00 PM

Shorts at the Frontline Club: Inside the Artist’s Studio

This April our monthly short film night is dedicated to profiling artists from around the world, who work with an array of mediums and represent eccentric, inspiring and pioneering personalities.


Monday 4 April 2016, 7:00 PM

Screening – This is Exile: Diaries of Child Refugees + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Mani Benchelah.

Over the course of a year, Emmy Award-winning director Mani Benchelah made this intimate portrait of Syrian refugee children forced to flee from the violence of civil war to neighbouring Lebanon. It tells the stories of the children’s lives in their own words and captures the moving truth of how they deal with loss, hardship and dashed hopes.


Friday 5 February 2016, 7:00 PM

Screening: Sicario + Q&A

The Frontline Club is delighted to host a screening of Dennis Villeneuve’s Sicario to coincide with the BluRay and DVD release of the film this February. This screening will be followed by a discussion with journalist Ed Vulliamy.

After rising through the ranks of her male-dominated profession, idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) receives a top assignment. Recruited by mysterious government official Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), Kate joins a task force for the escalating war against drugs.


Tuesday 23 February 2016, 7:00 PM

Al Jazeera Preview Screening: Cuba for Sale + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with reporters Juliana Ruhfus, Seamus Mirodan and others.
Cuba was the first communist state to be created in the western hemisphere – it’s also the last one standing. The President insists that these measures are designed to preserve, rather than dismantle, Cuban socialism. But can he successfully open up the economy without betraying the promise of a classless society upon which the Cuban state was built? Juliana Ruhfus and Seamus Mirodan investigate.


Monday 29 February 2016, 7:00 PM

Screening: Boxing for Freedom + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Juan Antonio Moreno Amador and Silvia Venegas.
Sadaf Rahimi is the most accomplished female boxer in Afghanistan and well known within her community in Kabul, though her talent for the sport attracts social ridicule as well as fame. Sadaf’s boxing and academic achievements have led her into public visibility and turned her into a role model for many Afghan young women – although her athletic career has been jeopardised by death threats and interference from the Afghan Boxing Association, which barred her from travelling to compete in the 2012 London Olympics.


Thursday 11 February 2016, 7:00 PM

Short Documentaries for Valentine’s Day

This February, our monthly short film night will showcase a selection of documentary shorts exploring the themes of love, romance and longing. Featuring unforgettable stories from across the world and capturing love in extraordinary circumstances, this line-up will have something for everyone.


Thursday 25 February 2016, 6:30 PM

Short Films at LSE: Whose Utopia?

The Frontline Club is delighted to partner with the London School of Economics in programming an evening of short films during the 2016 Literary Festival on the theme Utopias. This is an external screening taking place at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre (New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ). The event is free and open to all.


Monday 1 February 2016, 7:00 PM

Screening: My Jihad + Q&A

In the last year alone over 400 young Belgians have traveled to Syria. In My Jihad, reporter Rudi Vranckx visits the region of Vilvoorde to investigate why a number of young Belgians from the area are becoming radicalised, and how leaders of the Muslim community are working to combat this trend.


Friday 22 January 2016, 7:00 PM

Screening: Guantanamo’s Child + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Michelle Shepard and others.

Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who was captured by American forces in Afghanistan in 2002 and spent a decade imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, tells his own story in this documentary portrait from directors Patrick Reed and Michelle Shepard.


Monday 18 January 2016, 7:00 PM

Cinema for Peace Short Film Night: Refugee Stories

The Frontline Club is delighted to partner with Cinema for Peace to bring you a night of short films illuminating the experiences of refugees and displaced persons from across the world.


Tuesday 10 November 2015, 7:00 PM

Al Jazeera Preview Screening – Kisilu: The Climate Diaries + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with producer Hugh Hartford.

Kisilu tells the story of Kisilu Musya, a Kenyan farmer living at the front line of our changing climate. The film intimately documents his family’s struggle against the extreme storms and drought that threaten to destroy their home and crops. Determined to educate his community about methods to combat the damaging impact of extreme weather, Kisilu becomes an impassioned advocate of climate change awareness.


Friday 6 November 2015, 7:00 PM

Shorts at the Frontline Club

Join us for an evening of short documentaries from different parts of the world, covering a wide range of topics. Shorts at the Frontline Club showcases moving, striking and funny films, exploring the diverse faces of documentary filmmaking.


Friday 13 November 2015, 7:00 PM

Screening and Discussion: A World Without Words

For this unique event a selection of short documentaries by celebrated ethnographic filmmaker Vincent Moon will be screened in alternation with an informal discussion by the director of London’s Institute of Philosophy Dr Barry Smith. He will explore the neural correlates of meaning, music and language in the context of each film, to offer the audience an explanation of the role of language in subjective mental life.


Monday 16 November 2015, 7:00 PM

Screening: Yallah! Underground + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Farid Eslam via Skype.

From the early days of the Arab Spring that sparked hopes for change to the years of instability and political tension that followed, this enthralling documentary follows the stories of young prominent underground artists from across the Middle East during the period of 2009 to 2013.


Saturday 31 October 2015, 4:00 PM

Green Caravan Film Festival Screening: Babushkas of Chernobyl

Some 200 women defiantly cling to their ancestral homeland in Chernobyl’s radioactive “Exclusion Zone.” While most of their neighbours have long since fled and their husbands have gradually died off, this stubborn sisterhood is hanging on — even, oddly, thriving — while trying to cultivate an existence on toxic earth.


Thursday 29 October 2015, 7:00 PM

Green Caravan Film Festival Screening: I Am the People

I Am The People presents a charming, funny and fascinating portrait of a family, far from Tahrir Square in Egypt’s rural South, as they follow the Tahrir uprising. The film charts their progression from amused distant observers of the events in Cairo through their increasing engagement and politicisation.


Friday 2 October 2015, 7:00 PM

London Georgian Film Festival Screening: Kulturfilms with Live Score

The London Georgian Film Festival is returning in its tenth year with another exciting programme of the best of Georgian cinema. On 2 October 2015, the Frontline Club is partnering with the festival to host a screening of short classic documentaries from Georgia along with a live score.

The evening will be presented by the writer Aka Morchiladze, who has written some of the bestselling prose of post-Soviet Georgian literature.


Thursday 29 - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Green Caravan Film Festival at the Frontline Club

The Green Caravan Film Festival (GCFF) is a travelling festival of environmental and socially conscious films. It has toured Kuwait and Dubai for four years and now makes its London debut with screenings at the Frontline Club in west London and Rich Mix in east London.  The Frontline Club will be hosting three days of screenings showcasing the best of the festival, taking place in the evenings on 29-31 October.


Friday 30 October 2015, 8:00 PM

Green Caravan Film Festival Screening: The Wanted 18

The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army’s pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared “a threat to the national security of the state of Israel.”


Wednesday 14 October 2015, 7:00 PM

Screening: Deep Web + Q&A

Deep Web gives the inside story of one of the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century – the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht. In May 2015, the 30-year-old entrepreneur was accused and convicted of being ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ creator and operator of online black market Silk Road.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Alex Winter via Skype.


Friday 9 October 2015, 7:00 PM

Screening: The Sound Man + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Chip Duncan, protagonist Abdul Rahman Ramadhan, photojournalist/producer Patrick Muiruri and photojournalist/producer Salim Amin.

The Sound Man tells the story of Abdul Rahman Ramadhan, a 62-year-old professional soundman who has lived in Nairobi’s Kibera slum since he was born. For the past 35 years, Abdul has worked side-by-side with the best photojournalists from Kenya while recording sound for news reports featuring crisis, war, famine and genocide.


Wednesday 21 October 2015, 7:00 PM

PBS Preview Screening: Last Days in Vietnam + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with executive producer Mark Samels.

Last Days in Vietnam chronicles the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon. Approximately 5,000 Americans remained, with roughly 24 hours to get out. Their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends faced certain imprisonment and possible death if they remained behind, yet there was no official evacuation plan in place.


Wednesday 9 September 2015, 7:00 PM

Al Jazeera Preview Screening: Chinese Dreamland + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director David Borenstein.

The “Exotic Flavour Talent Agency” can turn a rural Chinese ghost town into a booming world-class city for the afternoon. Company CEO Suky and his assistant Yana organise attention-grabbing performances and talent shows in cooperation with property developers and local government officials to make real estate more appealing to potential buyers. In Chinese Dreamland, the success of Suky and Yana’s foreigner-focused talent agency is tied to questions concerning racial diversity and globalisation, as well as the sustainability of China’s rapid urban development.


Wednesday 23 September 2015, 7:00 PM

Screening: A Syrian Love Story + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Sean McAllister.

Amer, 45, met Raghda, 40, in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. Over months they communicated through a tiny hole they’d secretly made in the wall. They fell in love and when released, married and started a family together. This film tells the poignant story of their family torn apart by the tyrannical Assad dictatorship.


Friday 18 September 2015, 7:00 PM

Screening: The Look of Silence + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Joshua Oppenheimer via Skype.

In this multi-award winning companion piece to The Act of Killing, filmed before its release, Joshua Oppenheimer further explores the terrible legacy of the Indonesian genocide fifty years ago, this time through the lens of one family.


Tuesday 20 October 2015, 7:00 PM

Screening: Frame by Frame + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach.

After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.


Monday 7 September 2015, 7:00 PM

Shorts at the Frontline Club

Join us for an evening of short documentaries from different parts of the world, covering a wide range of topics. Shorts at the Frontline Club showcases moving, striking and funny films, exploring the diverse faces of documentary filmmaking.