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. (Pictured Sam Neter from Hoopsix and Anthony Andrews from We Are Parable).
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.
We’re excited to announce our new partnership with the Folkestone Quarterhouse programming their new monthly documentary club which gives us a great opportunity to bring documentaries from around the world to Folkestone and to build a documentary community.
Co-founder of Violet Pictures Jan Dunn was invited to Pow Thanet who’s goal is to encourage community involvement in local arts and cultural activities, and profiling the work of local female artists. Jan hosted a panel on Mary Beard’s book Women and Power and you read her summary here on the event.
The Harbour Screen in Folkestone returns for its second season from the 24th of May with an expanded programme and our own James Collie returns as the film programmer. The programme is packed with classics, undiscovered gems and documentaries including the new film from Asif Kapadia looking at Diego Maradona fresh from its premiere at Cannes.