Best Documentary Movies of 1961
This fly on the wall-style documentary from 1961 won an Oscar for best documentary, and shows the changing patterns of human emotions during 24 hours in the life of Waterloo Station.
A study of Antoni Gaudí's architecture (especially the Church of the Holy Trinity in Barcelona), his sources of inspiration and his influence on Picasso. (BFI)
Pseudo-ethnological documents about two villages which, without roads and electricity, "stopped existing"
Days of Thrills and Laughter
An appreciative, uncritical look at silent film comedies and thrillers from early in the century through the 1920s.
Adventures on the New Frontier
A look at the daily business of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, with a focus on some of the political issues he faces six weeks into his term.
Documentary about Thassos
Documentary short showcasing the genius of jazz greats Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Cozy Cole, and Milt Hinton, among others.
They Took Us to The Sea
Made in 1963 for the NSPCC by the noted film director John Krish, They Took Us To The Sea follows a group of children taken by Inspectors of the NSPCC on an outing from Birmingham to Weston-Super Mare. The NSPCC organised therapeutic holidays like this for children from socially deprived backgrounds until the 1970s.
Circle of the Sun
A Native American young man of the Blood tribe shows us contemporary life of people as he attends a Sun Dance ceremony with the tribe.
Girls Girls Girls!
Tania, Primrose and Sandra come to London separately and decide to share a flat together to save money. They find jobs in fashionable industries.