Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres & On VOD: TO BE TAKEI

to be takeiComing to theatres and VOD tomorrow, Friday, August 22: TO BE TAKEI

Jennifer Kroot and Bill Weber’s profile of the beloved STAR TREK actor-turned-gay icon bowed at Sundance at the beginning of the year. It’s gone on to screen at Cleveland, River Run, Wisconsin, Hot Docs, Los Angeles Asian Pacific, DOXA, Seattle, Human Rights Watch, Revelation, Fantasia, and LGBT fests in Boston, Tel Aviv, Connecticut, San Francisco, Dayton, and Los Angeles, among others. In addition to its theatrical engagements it comes to several VOD platforms, including iTunes, Bright House, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, Insight, and Time Warner Cable.

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

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In Theatres: KINK

kinkComing to NYC’s IFC Center this Friday, August 22: KINK

Christina Voros’ behind-the-scenes look at fetish pornography had its world premiere at Sundance last year. It went on to screen at DOC NYC, Seattle, Stockholm, NewFest, and Frameline, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On Cable & In Theatres: CAPTIVATED: THE TRIALS OF PAMELA SMART

captivated newComing to HBO tonight, Monday, August 18 and in NYC and LA theatres through this Thursday, August 21: CAPTIVATED: THE TRIALS OF PAMELA SMART

Jeremiah Zagar’s revisitation of an infamous smalltown murder trial had its debut at Sundance at the beginning of the year. It went on to screen at Nantucket, Hot Docs, Sarasota, True/False, and Full Frame, among others.

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

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In Theatres: MR X: A VISION OF LEOS CARAX

mr leos caraxComing to theatres tomorrow, Friday, August 15: MR X: A VISION OF LEOS CARAX

Tessa Louise-Salomé’s profile of the distinctive French auteur debuted at Sundance this year. It went on to screen at Rotterdam, JeonJu, Stockholm, New Orleans French Film Festival, Sydney Underground, and Moscow, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: DINOSAUR 13

dinosaur 13Coming to theatres and to VOD this Friday, August 15: DINOSAUR 13

Todd Miller’s chronicle of a paleontological discovery made its debut at Sundance at the beginning of the year. It’s gone on to screen at Traverse City, Sydney, Melbourne, and its local setting of the Black Hills. In addition to theatrical engagements, it will be available on VOD platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Playstation, XBOX, and Vudu.

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

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On VOD: RICH HILL

RichHill2Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, August 5: RICH HILL

Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo’s intimate profile of three boys in a struggling rural town debuted at Sundance, where it won the US Documentary Grand Jury Prize this January. Its fest circuit has included Nantucket, True/False, Dallas, Cleveland, Sarasota, and Ashland, among others.

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

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In Theatres: WEB JUNKIE

web junkieComing to NYC’s Film Forum this Wednesday, August 6: WEB JUNKIE

Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia’s exploration of China’s response to so-called Internet addiction had its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year. It’s gone on to screen at Miami, Dallas, Melbourne, Traverse City, Revelation, One World, Hong Kong, ZagrebDox, Göteborg, and DOXA, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: FINDING FELA

finding felaComing to theatres tomorrow, Friday, August 1: FINDING FELA

Alex Gibney’s exploration of the history and legacy of the acclaimed Nigerian musician/activist had its world premiere at Sundance this past January. It went on to screen at Montclair, Sydney, Martha’s Vineyard, and Seattle, among other fests.

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

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In Theatres: RICH HILL

RichHill2Coming to theatres this Friday, August 1: RICH HILL

Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo’s vibrant portrait of impoverished life had its debut earlier this year at Sundance, where it won the US Documentary Grand Jury Prize. Screenings followed at Nantucket, True/False, Dallas, Cleveland, Wisconsin, Sarasota, and Ashland, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On Cable: LOVE CHILD

love childComing to HBO tonight, Monday, July 28: LOVE CHILD

Valerie Veatch’s look at a shocking case of parental negligence in South Korea had its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year. Other fest screenings have included Provincetown, Waterfront, and JeonJu, among others.

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

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