We are thrilled to announce the completed program for Stronger Than Fiction 2018 - screening August 2nd - 5th at Palace Electric Cinema.
Our 2018 program is full to the brim with dazzling, entertaining, thought-provoking, genre-defying and challenging documentaries that are universally top shelf. From the Australian outback, to the wastelands of Siberia - from elite French universities to terrorist training camps, these documentaries span the globe, and unearth a swathe of human experience which we hope will foster curiousity and intense discussion.
This year’s lineup includes several major award winners. The controversial winner of the Golden Bear at Berlin, Touch Me Not is a stylish hybrid doc about physical intimacy while Minding the Gap, with twelve awards, focuses on three skateboarding buddies and the gap between fathers and sons in a small Illinois town.
We kick off with Speak Up, a fast-paced French film about a class of bubbly French university students navigating the cut and thrust of public speaking and we close with an exhilarating and intimate portrait of Ian McKellen in McKellen: Playing the Part.
Nearly half of this year’s films are directed by women, and we’re thrilled that several of them will be our guests at the festival - Gabrielle Brady, director of the powerfully poetic Island of the Hungry Ghosts, Christy Garland with the suspenseful What Walaa Wants, and Catherine Scott screens her deeply moving The BackTrack Boys.