Right Now Film Festival

Published October 10, 2016


Right Now Film Festival 2016

A new festival bringing social justice issues to UK cinemas

The first edition of the Right Now Film Festival Festival comes to UK cinemas this November with a programme of award winning documentary features that follow the lives of people from across the world who are living with the consequences of conflict, corruption, displacement and police brutality. The festival is brought to UK audiences by the people behind the UK Green Film Festival, the UK’s leading environmental film organisation.

Our very own Studio 74 is one of the three venues supporting the festival, alongside Kent’s Gulbenkian Theatre and The Showroom in Sheffield. Find out more about our screenings below:

Peace Officer

Tue 01 Nov 2016 | 7.30pm | £6*

This multi award-winning documentary considers the story of a former sheriff who established his state’s first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial stand off 30 years later.




The Russian Woodpecker

Thu 03 Nov 2016 | 7.30pm | £6*

A thrilling, award winning investigation into the ghosts of the Soviet Union and the mind of an irradiated Ukrainian artist on a quest to discover the ‘criminal’ behind the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.




DIY Country

Fri 04 Nov 2016 | 6.30pm | £6*

This brave and human documentary explores the pro Russian separatists movement straight from the front line over a 2-year period. A HotDocs favourite, DIY Country captures the origins and evolution of the Donetsk People’s Republic in East Ukraine from hopeful and naive beginnings, to hate, destruction and infighting.





Shadow World

Sat 05 Nov 2016 | 6.30pm | £6*

Winner of Best Documentary Feature Film at Edinburgh Film Festival, Shadow World reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade, the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives.



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