Already in the London Film Festival programme with Hotel, the follow-up to his acclaimed digital picture Timecode, experimental UK film-maker Mike Figgis will also premiere his digital documentary The Battle Of Orgreave at the event, which runs Nov 7-22.
The Battle Of Orgreave portrays a June 2001 re-enactment of the notorious 1984 South Yorkshire riots between striking mine-workers and the police.
The re-staging of the riots was the brainchild of conceptual artist Jeremy Deller, along with London-based arts production and commissioning company Artangel. The documentary, commissioned by Artangel Media and UK broadcaster Channel 4, covers both the story of the re-enactment, which involved over 800 people, and the miner's strike itself.
The original clashes took place in June 1984, when the tension between the striking National Union of Mineworkers and police exploded, resulting in violent pitched battles and a mounted police charge through the South Yorkshire village of Orgreave.
Figgis' film receives a special presentation at the 45th London Film Festival on Nov 19, and will be screened in the UK next year on Channel 4.
The festival opens this year with Robert Altman's Gosford Park and closes with Iain Softley's K-PAX. Other titles at the event include Walt Disney-Pixar animation Monsters Inc, John Woo's World War 2 film Windtalkers, Steve Martin comedy Novocaine and Sandra Goldbacher's Me Without You.