Violet Pictures distributes and programmes unique, high-quality documentaries with the same artistic integrity with which they were made.

Our titles include the Oscar nominated HOOP DREAMS and Emmy award winner AFTER TILLER.

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Folkestone Quarterhouse: Doc Club Winter/Spring Programme

We’re excited to announce the new programme for our Doc Club at the Folkestone Quarterhouse which begins on the 22nd January with the critically acclaimed Honeyland followed by Kim Longinotto’s Shooting The Mafia on 25th of March and Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb on the 22nd of April.



New acquisition: Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

We’re pleased to announce the acquisition of Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project which will be in cinemas from the 17th of April. Directed by Matt Wolf it tells the fascinating story of the activist Marion Stokes who secretly recorded television 24 hours a day for thirty years. (Photo Marion Stokes)

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The Silence of Others – Special Preview Screenings

We’re pleased to be working with the directors of the critically acclaimed Silence of Others the Grand Jury award winner at Sheffield Doc Fest for special preview Q&A screenings at the ICA and Frontline Club ahead of its UK TV broadcast next month. The co-director Robert Bahar will be in attendance at both screenings. (Photo María Martín © Almudena Carracedo)

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Hoop Dreams 25th Anniversary Q&A tour

Hoop Dreams is currently touring around UK indie cinemas until the end of November with the last stop at the Sheffield Showroom for their Sheffield Doc Fest monthly series. Thanks to all our partners in helping us release the film including We Are Parable, What is Bobo, Curzon Home Cinema and our social media expert Tiff Milner.

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New Acquisition: Hoop Dreams

We are very excited to announce our newest acquisition HOOP DREAMS. First exhibited at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the audience award, HOOP DREAMS is the remarkable true story of two American dreamers; an intimate reflection of contemporary American inner-city culture, following two ordinary young men on the courts of the game they love. HOOP DREAMS will tour cinemas later this year to celebrate its 25th anniversary.