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Park Avenue Screening Plus Q&A
Manish Agarwal , November 5th, 2012 07:14

Exclusive presentation of topical new Alex Gibney film this evening!

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DocHouse continue to bring factual features to cinemas across London with a special preview at Rich Mix tonight of a brand new work by Alex Gibney (perhaps best known for his profiles of Enron and Hunter S Thompson), whose Catholic Church abuse exposé Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God won the documentary prize at London Film Festival recently. Screening on the eve of the US election, Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream tells the tale of both sides of that titular boulevard, which runs from unimaginable affluence in Manhattan to grinding penury in the South Bronx. The event also boasts a Q&A with Nick Fraser, editor of the BBC's exemplary Storyville strand; advance booking is recommended - at the time of writing there were a handful of tickets left.

Also part of the Why Poverty? multimedia series, this Thursday's outing at the Kensal Rise Lexi sees award-winning British filmmaker Brian Hill discuss his own Welcome To The World, which promises "a lyrical, exhilarating and sometimes unsettling look at childbirth around the globe". Furthering the theme, there's a double bill at Rich Mix on November 15 comprising Solar Mamas and Education Education, which respectively provide insights into engineering programmes for illiterate women around the world and the plight of job-seeking graduates in China. Storyville's exective producer Kate Townsend will be in conversation afterwards. The month's programme concludes on a geektastic note at Hammersmith's Riverside Studios on November 29, with Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky's video console creatives portrait Indie Game: The Movie. You can watch a trailer below, and be sure to check the DocHouse website for more information.

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