Sheffield DocFest on Tour

Sheffield DocFest on Tour

Audiences from Inverness to Bristol, Belfast to Cardiff can enjoy a number of titles straight from Sheffield DocFest's Official 2021 Selection simultaneously with the festival audiences in Sheffield.

Watershed will screen the Festival's opening film, Summer of Soul, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s powerful look at the 1969 Harlem Culture Festival plus My Name is Pauli Murray, a focus on the pioneering Black attorney, activist, priest, poet and memoirist, and The Story of Looking which is the Festival's closing film, the latest personal meditation from director Mark Cousins. All three screenings also have recorded Director Q&As.


Previous screenings in this season

The Story of Looking

CTBA Sheffield DocFest
The Story of Looking
Please note: This was screened in June 2021
Film
The Story of Looking sees Mark Cousins prepare for surgery to restore his vision. In a personal meditation on the power of looking in his own life, Cousins reveals how looking makes us who we are.

My Name is Pauli Murray

classified 18 (CTBA) Sheffield DocFest
My Name is Pauli Murray
Please note: This was screened in June 2021
Film
Told mainly using Murray’s own words, this film follows the pioneering Black attorney, activist, priest, poet, and memoirist who wrestled with gender identity and shaped landmark litigation around race and gender equity.

Summer of Soul

classified 12A Sheffield DocFest
Summer of Soul
Please note: This was screened in June 2021
Film
Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson makes his directorial debut with this powerful documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, a testament to music and culture as collective empowerment.