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Upcoming Screenings of the FCCT Documentary Series


 
The FCCT presents outstanding documentary films every Monday night at 7:00 PM (except holidays), followed by a discussion, or in some cases a Q&A with the directors or producers of the films.

The FCCT screens these films in partnership with the Thailand Documentary Club, which brings acclaimed recent documentaries to Thailand.

The following are the upcoming documentaries that will be screen at the FCCT in the coming weeks:

May 7: Seed: The Untold Story

A film on the potential environmental catastrophe that the planet could be facing of the reduction in seed diversity in the food supply.

May14: Tomorrow we disappear

Tomorrow We Disappear is a film about the last days of Kathputli, an artist colony hidden in the alleyways of New Delhi. The movie follows a puppeteer, a magician, and an acrobat as they deal with their impending evictions from their homes after their land is sold to property developers.

May 21: We are X

A film about the Japanese rock band X Japan, which according to the movie's website is "world's biggest and most successful band you've never heard of." The story is told through the life of the band's front man Yoshiki in the lead up the band's show at Madison Square Garden.

May 28: Crumb

An affectionate portrait of the underground cartoonist Robert Crumb, his family, and their unique artistic sensibility.

June 4: The Punk Singer

A documentary film on the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre's feminist lead singer Kathleen Hanna, who was a central figure in the "riot grrrl" movement.

June 11: Oasis: Supersonic

A look at the rise of 90s rock band Oasis. The film based on concert footage, candid interviews, and firsthand accounts of the Gallagher sibling rivalry that threatened to destroy the band on the way to super-stardom.

June 18: Harry Benson: Shoot First

A film on the work of celebrity photographer Harry Benson, and the portraits he took of the Beatles, Winston Churchill, Dr. Martin Luther King, Michael Jackson, and many others.

June 25: Louder than a bomb

A film about the world's largest youth poetry festival, the LTAB (Louder than a bomb) festival, where young poets collaborate as a team to build their craft.

July 2: Surfwise

A film about the unorthodox life of the Paskowitz family of 11 people that live in a camper and spend their free time surfing.

The Thailand Documentary Club was founded by film critic and Bioscope movie magazine editor, Thida Plitpholkarnpim. She came up with a grass-roots way of tapping into the recent trend of local Thai audiences eating up documentary screening. She funded her operation initially through crowdfunding. From the beginning of their activities, the Thailand Documentary Club has had great success, and has seen their documentaries shown at various cinemas in Thailand and other venues.


The Thailand Documentary Club buys the rights to show documentaries from international film distributors, and adds Thai subtitles to the films to make them more accessible to Thai audiences, which makes the FCCT Monday night films suitable for all Thais.

These Monday night FCCT screenings are free for FCCT members and 150 baht for non-members. The schedule is available by weekly email (request to subscribe to info@fccthai.com), the FCCT website at www.fccthai.com, and the FCCT Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FCCThailand/
 

 
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