date: 16th Mar 2016

tags: Art, Culture, Documentary, History, Society, Sport


On the 17th of March all around the world people celebrate St Patrick’s Day. At Beamafilm, we have handpicked a few great films that highlight Ireland, its people and its contribution to the history books.

>> Watch “The Irish Pub” now.


date: 4th Jan 2016

tags: Art, Documentary, Fashion


“Fashion you can buy, but style you possess” – Iris Apfel. The 93 year old New Yorker’s flamboyant and eclectic sense of clothing has made her a fashion industry icon worldwide. Having spent her younger years traveling and collecting interesting pieces of non-western, artisanal clothing with her husband, Carl Apfel, Iris mixes colours and textures, designer and charity shop items, eras and layers to create her distinctive sense of style. This has led her to museum retrospectives, university lecturing and now a documentary.

>> Watch “Iris” now.


date: 9th Dec 2015

tags: Art, Culture, Documentary, Film, History, Society, Travel


From critically acclaimed German filmmaker Wim Wenders, Tokyo-Ga follows the director as he travels to Japan to pay homage to his idol, Yasujirô Ozu. Ozu’s films such as Tokyo Chorus, Tokyo Story and Late Spring have had such a major influence on Wenders’ cinematographic style that he declares in the film that Ozu is “his only master” in this art form. 

date: 1st Oct 2015

tags: Art, Culture, Documentary, Society


Frederik Wiseman brings us another great film. On Trafalgar Square, in London, sits a window into another world – the National Gallery.

date: 25th Sep 2015

tags: Art, Biography, Documentary

Chuck Close

CHUCK CLOSE, an astounding portrait of one of the world’s leading contemporary painters, was one of two parting gifts from the late filmmaker Marion Cajori, the second being “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine”. With editing completed by filmmaker Ken Kobland, Chuck Close depicts the life and work of a man who has reinvented portraiture and triumphed in the face of adversity.


date: 27th Aug 2015

tags: Art, Biography, Documentary

Finding Vivian Maier

When John Maloof bought an unmarked box of undeveloped negatives back in 2007, he had no idea that he had just stumbled upon one of the 20th century’s most important troves of street photography and self/portraiture. The photographer: Vivian Maier, a secretive and eccentric nanny who over the course of more than three decades took tens of thousands of photos of everyday urban life – and showed them to no one.


date: 25th Aug 2015

tags: Activism, Art, Culture, Documentary

Inside Out

Inside Out is a film about the french artist JR giving away his method and the inspiring stories that follow. JR won the TED Prize in 2011. Then he gave his prize (the wish to ‘turn the world Inside Out’) and his art back to the people, creating a global participatory art project inviting people to stand up for what they care about through the power of their own image.


date: 20th Aug 2015

tags: Activism, Art, Documentary

Banksy Does New York

Banksy is revered and reviled, considered both a vandal and a genius. Completely anonymous, he is nevertheless without question one of the world’s best known living artists. Over the course of a month-long residency in New York in October 2013, Banksy and his team took to the streets – secretly creating a variety of public work ranging from elaborate conceptual stunts to traditional graffiti art.


date: 3rd Aug 2015

tags: Art, Film, History

Picasso and Braque

Born at the same time as cinema itself and both avid cinephiles, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were pioneering figures in the world of modern art. With the Cubist movement they helped to establish the changing face of modern art forever. PICASSO AND BRAQUE GO TO THE MOVIES examines the possible aesthetic link between the advent of the cinema and the Cubist movement.


date: 14th Jul 2015

tags: Art, Documentary, Environment, History, Society


This week we have another film from legendary doco director Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club). In The Salt Of The Earth we follow photographer Sebastião Salgado over a 40 year journey as he travels the world to discover the very best and very worst our humanity has to offer.





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