Doc Lounge Official Selection Spring 2020!

We are happy and excited to announce Doc Lounge Official Selection Spring 2020 - a selection of touching, award-winning and eye-opening documentaries with stories from all over the world!

This spring we invite you into the marvelous story of Trojan Records that unfolded in the council estates and shantytowns of the late ’60s and ’70s in RUDEBOY: The Story of Trojan Records. Experience the devastating consequences of China’s One-Child Policy through the stories of those who lived through it in ONE CHILD NATION, get a powerful and inspirational glimpse into the life of body activism in FAT FRONT.

Follow Syrian female doctors as they contend with daily bombardments, chronic supply shortages and the ever-present threat of chemical attacks in THE CAVE (nominated for an Oscar). Come along to Johannesburg, where the gold mines are falling apart and confronts the city with an environmental nightmare: Tons of radioactive waste polluting the air and turning water into poisonous Acid Mine Drainage in JOZI GOLD. Watch Free-spirited Jola´s battle to reinvent herself in her best age of life, at 69, after escaping from a marital nightmare with an abusive husband in LESSONS OF LOVE. 

THE KINGMAKER explores the disturbing legacy of the Marcos regime in the Philippines and chronicles Imelda Marco’s present-day push to help her son, Bongbong, win the vice- presidency. To this end, Imelda confidently rewrites her family’s history of corruption, replacing it with a narrative of a matriarch’s extravagant love for her country. Dive into the story of ex-soldier and trans woman Chelsea Manning, who instigated the largest leak of secrets in US history, as she leaves an all-male military prison after seven years inside and begins her new life, in XY CHELSEA.

Doc Lounge Official Selection Spring 2020:

RUDEBOY - The Story of Trojan Records / Nicolas Jack Davies/ UK, Jamaica / 2018 
ONE CHILD NATION / Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang / USA / 2019
THE CAVE / Feras Fayyad / Denmark / 2019
FAT FRONT / Louise Detlefsen / Denmark / 2019
JOZI GOLD / Sylvia Vollenhoven, Fredrik Gertten / Sweden (Swedish Impact distribution by Doc Lounge) / 2019
THE KINGMAKER / Lauren Greenfield / USA / 2019
XY CHELSEA / Tim Travers / UK / 2019
LESSONS OF LOVE / Malgorzata Goliszewska, Kasia Mateja / Polen / 2019

As always, our Doc Lounge clubs in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway are preparing unique events to accompany these films, including director Q&As, live music, discussions, talks, DJs and all kinds of special happenings! To find out exactly what’s happening in your city, find your local club up in the right corner or see our calendar.

Learn more about Doc Lounge Official Selections here.

We can't wait to see you at our events this spring!


With love,

Doc Lounge HQ