DocNights: Red Herring + Director Q&A CTBA

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This film was last shown on 29 April 2024

When Kit Vincent, a young filmmaker, receives a terminal diagnosis aged 24, his first instinct is to turn on his camera and document those closest to him. Kit's divorced parents are naturally having a hard time grappling with the reality of their son's illness, and his father, Lawrence, begins a transition of his own - a conversion to Judaism.

Following along with his father's process of grieving for his son's upended future, Red Herring captures the absurdity of the things we do to find solace in times of inexplicable tragedy. In this personal and touching documentary about a life cut short, Vincent walks the line between humour and grief to helm this love letter to the relationships that keep us going through the dark stages of life.

Red Herring premiered at True/False Film Festival before a UK premiere at Sheffield DocFest. As well as winning over audiences and critics alike on its festival run the film picked up Best UK Feature at Raindance, the Human Values Award at Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival and was a Best of Fest pick at IDFA, before receiving a BIFA nomination for the Raindance Maverick Award.

DocNights, in collaboration with Sheffield DocFest, is a monthly screening of documentary films taking place on the last Monday of every month.

This screening will be introduced by a member of the DocFest team and be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director and stars Kit Vincent and his father Lawrence.


Kit Vincent
1 hour 34 minutes


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