Second Chance Cinema’s Season of Classic Documentaries

Second Chance Cinema Present a Season of Classic Documentaries

CONTINUING their successful Sunday night documentary club in the intimate surroundings of The Pavilion Bar on the Ormeau Road in Belfast, Second Chance Cinema have announced they’ll be screening a series of classic documentaries throughout 2016; starting with three landmark films screening on alternate Sundays from the 10th January.

The films have been carefully curated to give audiences an introduction into this fascinating and often overlooked film genre. Throughout 2016 they’ll continue to program an unofficial ‘history of documentary’ in the coming months.

Kicking off the season is The Maysles Brothers landmark 1969 American documentary Salesman on the 10th January which follows door-to-door bible salesman as they try to sell a living. One of the first feature-length documentary films, it is credited with pioneering an entirely new form of cinema, known as ‘vérité.’

Sunday the 24th January they’ll screen one of film aficionado’s favourites, Chris Marker’s 1983 film San Soleil. Marker’s dreamy, beautiful, wandering ‘home movie’ was voted by Sight & Sound as the third best documentary ever made and still feels incredibly modern, inspiring filmmakers and artists the world over.

On Sunday 7th February, they’’ll be screening a 21st century classic from cult film maker Werner Herzog. Grizzly Man tells the story of Timothy Treadwell, who went from placing second for Woody in ‘Cheers’ to living full-time with the giant bears each summer in the wilds of Alaska.

Second Chance Cinema remain committed to making film going as accessible as possible so tickets for their screenings are only £3 each.








Second Chance Cinema is ran by Rosie Le Garsmeur and Stuart Sloan.  They aim to a create a welcoming atmosphere where audiences have the opportunity to see films they might have missed as well as some they have never heard of, specialising in documentary film.

They  don’t have a permanent home but you’re likely to find us in the Ormeau Road area in venues such as The Pavilion Bar or The South Bank Playhouse along with occasional screenings in city centre venues like The Black Box.

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