27 July 2011

The latest Picturehouse Docs screening is Just Do It on Monday 01 August at 6pm which will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

One of the few, crowd-funded films to make it to the big screen, Just Do It follows director, Emily James, over the year that she spent alongside activist groups such as Climate Camp and Plane Stupid

Just by watching the trailer you get a real sense of what the mainly 20-something protestors are about. They seem reserved, approachable, like someone you’d see everyday on the bus …. then you catch a shot of one of them making close friends with a railing via the bike lock around her neck.  Just Do It tears apart any tree-hugging hippy stereotype that you might have about these protestors and brings the movement straight into 2011.


Emily stays with the group as they camp out on top of a coal-building power station, superglue themselves to a City Bank’s trading floor and find themselves deep within the Metropolitan Police’s kettling tactics.  There is a constant cat and mouse battle between the authorities and the protestors and bullying tactics are met with inspiring tactics to try and stay one step ahead. With a constant risk of arrest, the documentary takes a look inside the heads of the protestors who pose the question, why not just do it?


Emily James will be here in FACT for a Q&A session after this special one-off screening. A director at the heart of the film, this will be a perfect chance to find out some behind-the-scenes info about these modern-day-outlaws.


You can buy tickets for this one-off screening online here, in person at the Box Office or by calling 0871 902 5737