Tipping Point’s next film club night at the Lexi Cinema in London will screen Emily James’s Just Do It – a tale of modern-day outlaws. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Emily James.
The inside story of some of the UK’s biggest troublemakers, Just Do It is a feature documentary about environmental direct action. Crowd funded and released this summer, Just Do It follows some fantastically inspiring women and men who most definitely got off their derrieres and did something – and made a difference. What more can you ask for?!
‘Seriously topical but never so serious that it gets caught up in polemic, it’s a terrific story packed with characters and told with passion’. David Hughes, Empire Magazine
The world of direct action has remained a secretive one, until now. With unprecedented access, Just Do It takes you on an astonishing journey behind the scenes of a community of people who refuse to sit back and allow the destruction of their world. Torpedoing the tired clichés of the environmental movement, Just Do It introduces you to a powerful cast of mischievous and inspiring characters who put their bodies in the way; they super-glue themselves to bank trading floors, blockade factories and attack coal power stations en-masse, despite the very real threat of arrest. Their adventures will entertain, illuminate and inform.
Read Empire’s 4* review in full here: http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=137258
See a clip here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2011/jun/08/sheffield-doc-fest-emily-james
Post-film discussion and Q&A with director, Emily James
Emily James is an award winning documentary director and producer of one-off films and series, which has included trade justice campaign film The Luckiest Nut; Don’t Worry, a four part series for C4 which the Observer described as “A brilliant satire of the trend towards consumer affairs as entertainment”; Dallas Campbell’s Guide to the Impossible, for Discovery US and was an executive producer on Age of Stupid.
TPFF is proud to have supported Just Do It.
Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased through The Lexi Cinema website or by calling the box office on 0871 704 2069 (£1 Booking Fee).
Tickets are free to TPFF regular givers and annual donors of more than £60.
The Lexi Cinema is located at 194 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 3JU. It is around 7 minutes walk from Kensal Rise over-ground station and a good bus service runs from central London. The 52 (from Victoria) and the 6 (from Oxford Circus) stop directly outside the cinema. To map your route by public transport click here, and for a streetmap click here.