Event details

A special UK Jewish Film preview followed by a Q&A with two-time Academy Award-winning producer, Simon Chinn.

Attending this event

Ursula Macfarlane

Ursula is an award-winning documentary and drama director and executive producer. Her body of high profile documentaries and docu-dramas showcases her ability to capture truthful and beautifully observed characters, combined with compelling storytelling and visual flair. Whether working with psychiatric patients (Notes From The Inside with James Rhodes), Broadway stars (West Side Stories), hostage-takers (Captive) or established actors (Warwick Davis), she is known for her humane touch, wit and psychological insight.

She has been nominated for a BAFTA four times and has a clutch of wins and nominations for the Grierson, Broadcast and Royal Television Society Awards.

Simon Chinn

Simon Chinn is a double Academy Award winning producer best known for Man on Wire, which won over 30 international awards, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film, and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize. He also produced the Academy Award winning Searching for Sugar Man, as well as The Imposter and The Green Prince. He is the founder of Red Box Films and co-founder of Lightbox.

Nicola Christie

Arts writer, broadcaster and presenter of among others, BBC Radio 3’s Through The Night. Nicola will chair the Q&A with Simon.

Films screening at this event

Untouchable

Director
Ursula Macfarlane
Country
UK, USA
Year
2019
Duration
98 min

A modern-day studio mogul, producer Harvey Weinstein almost singlehandedly revolutionised the film industry in the 1990s, churning out indie classics such as Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love. Sexual assault rumours have persisted for years, but it was only in 2017 that shocking details of his alleged behaviour saw the light of day, prompting the launch of the global #MeToo movement. Giving voice to the many accusers for the first time, Untouchable is an important if painful account of his alleged crimes, and the culture of silence that allowed them to happen.