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In 1984, the world's most expensive football player, Argentine sensation Diego Maradona, moved from Barcelona to play for Napoli, a team in the poorest area of Italy. Looking for a fresh start to his career, Maradona's inherent footballing skill turned the team around but his time in Italy also found him involved with organised crime, drugs and numerous scandals. Covering the entirety of Maradona's six year stay in Naples with crisp, never-before-seen archive footage, Diego Maradona gives us an intimate insight into one of football's most famous icons.
It has been over two decades since Agents J and K appeared on our screens in the first Men in Black film but now the franchise returns with a new pair of agents, assigned to protect Earth from the scum of the Universe.Tessa Thompson's Agent M is a new recruit paired up with the cocky Agent H, played by Chris Hemsworth, to assist the U.K. branch of the Men in Black in recovering an ancient alien artefact that could spell disaster for the planet.
Intoxicating American drama We the Animals is also out this week, an understated drama that explores the relationship between three brothers in a mixed-race family living in upstate New York. Due to their turbulent home life, surrounded by emotional and physical abuse, they turn to small acts of rebellion in order to regain some control over themselves. Based on the novel of the same name, We the Animals is a visual-led piece of storytelling exploring themes around family, growing up and sexuality.
Spin-off the popular 90s comedy about two secret agents on the hunt for extra-terrestrials.
Age group11+ years
The How to Train Your Dragon series culminates in this visually breathtaking final chapter, reuniting audiences with Hiccup and his dragon Toothless. Set one year after the last film, Hiccup is now ruler and chief of the land but a dark threat in the form of dragon hunters means he must risk everything to maintain the relationship between humans and dragons and save his friendship with Toothless. With strong themes around courage, teamwork and community, this animated adventure provides a thrill for audiences of all ages.
Also making its way to DVD this week is Academy Award® Best Picture winner Green Book, "based on a true friendship". It tells the story of Italian American driver Tony Vallelonga and African American musician Don Shirley as they travel across the United States together, forming an unlikely partnership that opens both their eyes to the racism and prejudice that runs throughout their country. This likeable comedy drama is an accessible and entertaining introduction to historical attitudes towards race in the US.
Also released is A Private War, an intense and moving biopic about war journalist and correspondent Marie Colvin, who used her platform to venture out into war zones and risk her life in order to tell authentic stories of the communities who were being affected by violence. A harrowing but necessary insight into a key figure in war journalism that draws attention to the power of the media in international conflicts.
A working class Italian-American and a middle class black musician strike up a friendship as they tour the Deep South in the 1960s.
Age group11–16 years
A collection of some of the most important documentary films from throughout cinema history.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films31
A podcast for film club leaders. Film programmers Joe and Elinor discuss how film can be good for engaging with sports and sports stories.
Viewing time 13 mins
A selection of films which explore the highs and lows of celebrity culture on screen across the ages, from reality TV to heartbreaking documentaries and biopics.
No. of films15
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