Category Archives: Sundance

On TV/DVD: THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION

black panthersComing to PBS’s Independent Lens and to DVD this coming Tuesday, February 16: THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION

Stanley Nelson’s chronicle of the Black Power organization made its debut at Sundance last year. Screenings followed at San Francisco, Sheffield, Pan African, IFF Boston, AFI Docs, Full Frame, Seattle, Encounters, Cleveland, MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight, DOXA, Sidewalk, and Black Harvest, among many other events.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: WELCOME TO LEITH

welcome to leithComing to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9: WELCOME TO LEITH

Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K Walker’s immersive look at a town under siege made its bow at Sundance last year. The doc went on to screen at Nantucket, SXSW, Dallas, RiverRun, Sarasota, Montclair, Sydney, AFI Docs, New Zealand, Melbourne, and Sidewalk, among others.

My pre-Sundance profile of the film may be found here.

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On TV: JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY

jimComing to HBO tomorrow, Saturday, February 6: JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY

Brian Oakes’ personal look back at the life and death of James Foley just made its debut at Sundance last month. The doc now makes its broadcast premiere.

My pre-Sundance profile of the doc may be found here.

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On TV: MICHAEL JACKSON’S JOURNEY FROM MOTOWN TO OFF THE WALL

michael jacksonComing to Showtime this Friday, February 5: MICHAEL JACKSON’S JOURNEY FROM MOTOWN TO OFF THE WALL

Spike Lee’s charting of the late icon’s evolution and maturation just debuted at Sundance. It now reaches broader audiences with its cable debut.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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2016 Sundance Awards

sundance 2016While the 2016 edition of the Sundance Film Festival officially still has a full day of screenings ahead, tonight saw the essential end of the event with the annual awards ceremony. w(n)td will resume regular posting starting Monday, but until then, a summary of the awards announcement follows: Continue reading

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Special Note: w(n)td & 2016 Sundance

sundance 2016Tonight, Thursday, January 21, sees the kickoff for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, for which I’m a Documentary Programming Associate. For that reason, w(n)td will be on haitus for the duration of the festival, which runs through Sunday, January 31, with normal daily weekday posting to resume on Monday, February 1.

Follow me on Twitter, to keep up with Sundance, and also follow my Sundance filmmaker class of 2016 Twitter list to experience the festival through the eyes of this year’s filmmakers.

To catch up with Sundance doc programming, here are links to my series of 2016 Sundance documentary profiles, divided by festival section:

US Documentary Competition
kate plays christineAUDRIE & DAISY

AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY

THE BAD KIDS

GLEASON

HOLY HELL

HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD (AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN’T CHANGE)

JIM

KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE (pictured)

KIKI

LIFE, ANIMATED

NEWTOWN

NUTS!

SUITED

TRAPPED

UNCLE HOWARD

WEINER

World Cinema Documentary Competition
lovers and the despotALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

A FLAG WITHOUT A COUNTRY

HOOLIGAN SPARROW

THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED

THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT (pictured)

PLAZA DE LA SOLEDAD

THE SETTLERS

SKY LADDER: THE ART OF CAI GUO-QIANG

SONITA

TICKLED

WE ARE X

WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE

Documentary Premieres
nothing left unsaidBECOMING MIKE NICHOLS

EAT THAT QUESTION – FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS

FILM HAWK

LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES

MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE

MICHAEL JACKSON’S JOURNEY FROM MOTOWN TO OFF THE WALL

NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU

NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: GLORIA VANDERBILT & ANDERSON COOPER (pictured)

RESILIENCE

RICHARD LINKLATER: DREAM IS DESTINY

UNDER THE GUN

UNLOCKING THE CAGE

New Frontier
camerapersonCAMERAPERSON (pictured)

THE ILLINOIS PARABLES

NOTES ON BLINDNESS

 

 

Special Events
ojAMERICAN EPIC

CHELSEA DOES

OJ: MADE IN AMERICA (pictured)

 

 

Park City at Midnight
blackoutTHE BLACKOUT EXPERIMENTS

 

 

 

 

Sundance Kids
eagle huntressTHE EAGLE HUNTRESS

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On TV: DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD

drunk stonedComing to Showtime this Friday, January 22 and to the History Channel this Saturday, January 23: DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON

Douglas Tirola’s look back at the popularity and influence of the satiric humor magazine debuted at Sundance last year. The doc went on to screen at Nantucket, Tribeca, Hot Docs, Full Frame, AFI Docs, Traverse City, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Sarasota, Montclair, and Sydney, among others.

My pre-Sundance profile of the doc may be found here.

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