Landmark music documentary

THE untold story of one of the most influential movements in British music, director Rubika Shah’s award-winning documentary, White Riot is at the cinema at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on Tuesday 13th October., the only screening in the area.

The film offers a whistle stop tour of the grass-roots musical uprising in the late 1970s, when Rock Against Racism united many of the emerging punk and new wave groups with reggae and soul bands and sound systems in a series of events, demonstrations and gigs, including the 1978 anti-fascist carnival in Victoria Park, headlined by The Clash, Steel Pulse and X Ray Spex.

In tracing the roots of the movement and examining the hostile environment of the times with the rise of the National Front and anti-immigrant hysteria, the parallels with our own time are obvious.

Max Richter’s Sleep, on Tuesday’s 6th October, is a meditative documentary following the composer as he prepares for a performance of his eight-hour composition for a sleeping audience in Los Angeles.

Christopher Nolan’s masterful espionage thriller, Tenet (various dates from 2nd to 15th October), hailed as the first genuine post-lockdown “event’ movie, stars David John Washington and Kenneth Branagh in a complex story of a secret agent who embarks on a time-bending mission to prevent the outbreak of World War III.

On The Rocks (16th-17th and 20th-22nd October) reunites director Sofia Coppola with star Bill Murray for the first time since Lost In Translation. The story follows a woman and her father as they trail her suspicious husband.

The highly praised British coming-of-age drama Rocks (9th and 14th-15th October) follows a young girl as she struggles to take care of herself and her younger brother.

Other October films include Parasite director Bong Joon-ho’s re-released black comedy action thriller Memories of Murder, Eternal Beauty, starring Sally Hawkins, David Thewlis, Billie Piper and Penelope Wilton, and 23 Walks, with Alison Steadman.

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