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All That Glimmers - The Films of Jeanie Finlay

All That Glimmers - The Films of Jeanie Finlay

Jeanie Finlay is one of Britain’s most distinctive documentary makers, who never fails to find the sparkle in the intimate everyday stories of the people she films. True Story is excited to present All That Gimmers, a collection of Jeanie’s films including Goth Cruise in which 150 ‘people in black’ get some sunshine on a Bermuda bound cruise ship, a loving portrait of an independent Teeside record shop in Sound It Out, and the second coming of Elvis in Orion: The Man Who Would be King.

"It is perhaps no surprise that Finlay is easy to talk to. Her films convey a relaxed intimacy and all seem to be about people looking for safe spaces where they can be accepted." - The Guardian

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All That Glimmers - The Films of Jeanie Finlay
  • Orion: The Man Who Would Be King

    Movie + 15 extras

    The rollercoaster rise and tragic fall of the mystery masked man with the voice of a legend. ORION: The Man Who Would Be King, a film by Jeanie Finlay tells the story of Jimmy Ellis – an unknown singer plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him mas...

  • Panto!
    Movie + 9 extras

    Panto!

    Movie + 9 extras

    A heartfelt and heartbreaking documentary following a cast of Nottingham amateur actors staging a production of Puss in Boots.

    Panto! tells the story of how a small community theatre fights to keep afloat in austere times. With arts subsidies slashed, the cast must rely on ticket sales to keep a...

  • The Great Hip Hop Hoax

    Movie + 9 extras

    Truth, lies and the legacy of faking everything in the desperate pursuit of fame.

    Foul-mouthed Californian hip hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. But no-one knew the pair were really amiable Scotsmen, with fake American accents and made up identities. This documentary tells the ...

  • Sound It Out
    Movie + 18 extras

    Sound It Out

    Movie + 18 extras

    Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days. Sound It Out is the last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England.

    A cultural haven in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, Jeanie Finlay, who grew up three miles from the shop, do...

  • Goth Cruise
    Movie + 16 extras

    Goth Cruise

    Movie + 16 extras

    Goth Cruise follows 150 pale, ‘people in black’ on a boat, taking part in the absolute antithesis of Goth – a cruise in the blazing sunshine, as they sail around Bermuda for five days on the 4th Annual Goth Cruise.

    A feature ‘gothumentary’ about the enduring allure of Goth culture in the UK and ...

  • Teenland
    Movie + 5 extras

    Teenland

    Movie + 5 extras

    Four bedrooms, four teenagers, four portraits of life behind the closed bedroom door. Teenland takes us into the sanctuary of four British adolescents on the brink of adulthood and explores their passions, obsessions and hopes for the future.

    Dir. Jeanie Finlay - 60min - 2007 - UK

    “Amusing and ...

  • Nottingham Lace
    Movie + 8 extras

    Nottingham Lace

    Movie + 8 extras

    Once the Lace Market of Nottingham pounded to the Heavy Metal beat of its handmade lace-making machines… but no more. Cluny Lace is the last of its kind, still making world beautiful lace with it’s antique Leavers Jacquard machines.

    Charles Mason is the last of the lace makers. He has inherited ...

  • Indietracks
    Movie + 8 extras

    Indietracks

    Movie + 8 extras

    In 2007 an indiepop music festival was born in the unlikeliest of settings - a heritage steam train site, Butterley Derbyshire.

    Bringing together passionate characters from two very distinct worlds this affectionate portrait is told from the point of view of the retired volunteers that run the ...

  • Love Takes
    Movie + 3 extras

    Love Takes

    Movie + 3 extras

    Finding Mr Right is apparently as difficult at 8 as it is at 80. Love Takes charts the places that love takes us and leaves us as we fall in and out of love over a lifetime. The film combines documentary footage with digital design to explore what we talk about when we talk about love.

    Dir. Jean...