Dogwoof documentaries

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Dogwoof’s output ranges from social issue films to broader themes including fashion, music and film.

Discover the very best from Dogwoof’s must-see and diverse offering in-store now, from just £3 each.

Check out some of our favourites below.

Lo & Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World

In Lo & Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World, the Oscar-nominated documentarian Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback.

Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works – from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

Gimme Danger

Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooge’s powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, the band planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alternative rock in the decades that followed.

Jim Jarmusch’s film chronicles the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time.

Citizen Four


In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was several years into the making of a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as “Citizenfour,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies.

In June 2013, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden.

She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely unique in the history of cinema: a 100% real-­life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes.

Versus: The Life & Films Of Ken Loach

Versus presents a surprisingly candid behind-the-scenes account of Ken Loach’s career. Director Louise Osmond was granted exclusive access on set and uses this as a starting point to look at Loach’s career, from his first job as understudy in a Kenneth Williams revue to groundbreaking TV dramas like Up The Junction and Cathy Come Home and later as an award- winning feature director of films like Kes, Riff-Raff, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, and The Angels’ Share.

As well as interviews with Loach, Osmond talks with a host of his friends, adversaries, actors and collaborators. Versus is more than just a document of Loach’s work but a playful study on the process and struggles of creating such a unique body of work.

O.J.: Made In America

It is the defining cultural tale of modern America – a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence, and the criminal justice system. And two decades after its unforgettable climax, it continues to fascinate, polarize, and even, yes, develop new chapters. Now, the producers of ESPN’s award-winning “30 for 30” have made it the subject of their most ambitious project yet. From Peabody and Emmy-award winning director Ezra Edelman, “O.J.: Made in America” revisits – and redefines – it all. The domestic abuse. The police investigation. The white Bronco chase.

The trial of the century. The motive, the blood, the glove. The verdict. The aftermath. Drawing upon more than seventy interviews – from longtime friends and colleagues of Simpson to the recognizable protagonists of the murder investigation to observers and commentators with distinct connections to the story – the documentary is an engrossing, compelling, and unforgettable look at a tantalising saga.

Because at the end of what seems like a search for the real truth about O.J. Simpson, what’s revealed just as powerfully is a collection of indelible, unshakeable, and haunting truths about America, and about ourselves.

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Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Lisa Immordino Vreeland follows up her acclaimed debut “Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel” with Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. A colourful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement.

As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colourful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo.

Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures is the first definitive, feature length portrait of the controversial American artist Robert Mapplethorpe since his death from AIDS in 1989. The one thing more outrageous than Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs was his life.

Intimate revelations from family, friends and lovers are topped only by Mapplethorpe’s candor, revealed in a series of rediscovered, never before heard interviews, made public here for the first time. This is the unique portrait of an artist who turned photography into contemporary fine art with a bold vision that ignited a culture war still raging to this day.

Where To Invade Next

Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore is back with Where To Invade Next: a provocative and hilarious comedy in which Moore will stop at nothing to figure out how to actually make America great again.

Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, Where To Invade Next is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which Moore confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places.

112 Weddings – DVD £3
3½ Minutes Ten Bullets – DVD £3
The Act Of Killing – DVD £3 – Blu-ray £6
The Act Of Killing / The Look Of Silence – DVD £7 – Blu-ray £10
Advanced Style – DVD £3
Afghan Star – DVD £3
African Election – DVD £3
Ballroom Dancer – DVD £3
Being Elmo – DVD £3
Best Of Enemies – DVD £3
Better This World – DVD £3
Big Boys Gone Bananas – DVD £3
Bill Cunningham New York – DVD £3
Black Panthers – DVD £3
Blackfish – DVD £3 – Blu-ray £6
Blood In The Mobile – DVD £3
Bobby Fischer Against The World – DVD £3
Bombay Beach – DVD £3
Buck – DVD £3
Budrus – DVD £3
Burma vj – DVD £3
Call Me Kuchu – DVD £3
Cameraperson – DVD £5
Cartel Land – DVD £3
Case Against 8 – DVD £3
Chasing Ice – DVD £3 – Blu-ray £6
Citizenfour – DVD £3
Client 9: Rise & Fall Of Elliot Spitzer – DVD £3
Collapse – DVD £3
Concerning Violence – DVD £3
Countdown To Zero – DVD £3
Crazy About Tiffanys – DVD £3
Cutie And The Boxer – DVD £3
Dancer – DVD £7
Dark Days – DVD £3
Dinosaur 13 – DVD £3
Dior & I – DVD £3
Dirty Oil DVD £3
Dreamcatcher – DVD £3
Dreams of a life – DVD £3
Edge – DVD £3
End Of The Line – DVD £3
Even The Rain – DVD £3
F*ck For Forest – DVD £3
Fear Of 13 – DVD £3
Finding Fela – DVD £3
First Monday In May: The Making Of The Met Gala – DVD £3
Food Inc – DVD £3
Four Days Inside Guantanamo – DVD £3
Fresh Dressed – DVD £3
Gasland – DVD £3
Gimme Danger – DVD £5 – Blu-ray £6
Girl Model – DVD £3
Heart Of A Dog – DVD £3
Hitchcock/Truffaut – DVD £3
The House I Live In – DVD £3
How Much Does Your Building Weigh Mr Foster – DVD £3
In The Shadow Of The Sun – DVD £3
In Real Life – DVD £3
Iris – DVD £3
Island President – DVD £3
Janis: Little Girl Blue – DVD £3
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet – DVD £3
Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work – DVD £3
Kate Plays Christine – DVD £3
Last Impresario -DVD £3
Leviathan – DVD £3 – Blu-ray £6
Life animated – DVD £5
Life itself – DVD £3
Lo & Behold Reveries Of The Connected World – DVD £3 – Blu-ray £6
The Look of silence – DVD £3 – Blu-ray £6
Lovetrue – DVD £7
Maidan – DVD £3
Manakamana – DVD £3
Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures – DVD £3
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present – DVD £3
Mavis! – DVD £3
Mistaken For Strangers – DVD £3
Muscle Shoals – DVD £3
No Impact Man – DVD £3
O.J.: Made In America – DVD £10 – Blu-ray £15
Overnighters – DVD £3
Page One: Inside The New York Times – DVD £3
Paul Smith: Gentleman Designer – DVD £3
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict – DVD £3
Planet Of Snail – DVD £3
Pray The Devil Back To Hell – DVD £3
Punk Singer – DVD £3
Queen Of Versailles – DVD £3
Restrepo – DVD £3
Shock Doctrine – DVD £3
Show Of Shows – DVD £3
Son Of Babylon – DVD £3
South Of The Border – DVD £3
Speed Sisters – DVD £5
The Spirit Of 45 – DVD £3
Station To Station – DVD £3
The Story Of Children & Film – DVD £3
Supermensch: Legend Of Shep Gordon – DVD £3
Sweetgrass – DVD £3
Tabloid – DVD £3
Time Is Illmatic – DVD £3 – Blu-ray £6
Town Of Runners – DVD £3
Unbranded – DVD £3
Undefeated – DVD £3
The Unknown Known – DVD £3
Useful Life – DVD £3
Vanishing Of The Bees – DVD £3
Versus: The Life & Films Of Ken Loach – DVD £3
We Live In Public – DVD £3
Where To Invade Next – DVD £3 – Blu-ray £6
Yes Men Fix The World – DVD £3

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