The Cinema For All Podcast is a celebration of going to the cinema. In this eighth, full length episode Jaq and Abi talk about their favourite documentaries – what makes a doc cinematic, the attraction of docs to modern audiences and some of the recent huge box office successes such as RBG, Three Identical Strangers and Free Solo. They also chat about what they’ve seen at the cinema recently (Vice, Fyre, The Favourite) and what’s coming out soon (On the Basis Sex, Capernaum and A Private War).

In this episode, we also welcome Sheffield Doc/Fest Interim Director Melanie Iredale, who chats to us about the festival, her favourite documentaries and what makes a documentary really resonate with an cinema audience.

The Cinema For All podcast is proud to be supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

HOSTS: Jaq Chell and Abi Standish
GUESTS: Melanie Iredale

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Here’s a list of Melanie’s ten favourite documentaries:

Strong Island, Yance Ford
Rough Aunties, Kim Longinotto
Grizzly Man, Werner Herzog
Man on Wire, James Marsh
The Arbor, Clio Barnard
Drifters, John Grierson
The Punk Singer, Sini Anderson
A Woman Captured, Bernadette Tuza Ritter
The Writing in the Sand, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen
We Are Many, Amir Amirani