Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres: ALIVE INSIDE

alive insideComing to theatres this Friday, July 18: ALIVE INSIDE: A STORY OF MUSIC & MEMORY

Michael Rossato-Bennett’s look at the restorative power of music debuted at Sundance this year, where it picked up an audience award. Its fest circuit has included Nantucket, Seattle, Big Sky, RiverRun, deadCenter, Nashville, Ptown, and Cleveland, among several others.

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

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In Theatres & On VOD: THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL

battered bastardsComing to NYC and LA theatres and to VOD today, Friday, July 11: THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL

Chapman Way and Maclain Way’s look at an underdog independent baseball team premiered at Sundance earlier this year. It went on to screen at Tribeca and Los Angeles, among others. It now comes to Netflix, as well as NYC’s Village East and LA’s Laemmle’s Music Hall.

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

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Special Screening: THE NOTORIOUS MR BOUT

notorious mr boutComing to NYC’s Rooftop Films this Saturday, July 5: THE NOTORIOUS MR BOUT

Tony Gerber and Maxim Pozdorovkin’s multi-layered portrait of a convicted Russian arms dealer premiered at Sundance in January. Its gone on to screen at Nantucket, Hot Docs, True/False, Little Rock, Miami, and BAMcinemaFest, among others.

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

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In Theatres & On VOD: LIFE ITSELF

life itselfComing to theatres and to VOD this Friday, July 4: LIFE ITSELF

Steve James’ inspiring portrait of the late Roger Ebert made its debut at Sundance earlier this year. It has gone on to screen at Nantucket, Cannes, Ebertfest, and AFI Docs, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY

internet's own boyComing to theatres and VOD tomorrow, Friday, June 27: THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ

Brian Knappenberger’s elegy to the too-soon-departed Internet wunderkind premiered at this year’s Sundance. It went on to screen at SXSW, Hot Docs, Atlanta, IFF Boston, and Seattle, and will screen at the Nantucket Film Festival this week in advance of its release.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: WHITEY

whiteyComing to theatres and VOD this Friday, June 27: WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V JAMES J BULGER

Joe Berlinger’s investigation into the notorious mobster debuted at Sundance this year. It has also screened at Hot Docs, Sarasota, Nashville, Montclair, and Dallas.

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

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On DVD/VOD: PANDORA’S PROMISE

pandora's promiseComing to DVD today, Tuesday, June 24 and already available on iTunes: PANDORA’S PROMISE

Robert Stone’s re-analysis of the potential of nuclear power debuted at Sundance last year. It went on to screen at True/False, Full Frame, Camden, Traverse City, DocPoint, IDFA, and Stranger Than Fiction, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD/VOD: ANITA

anitaComing to DVD tomorrow Tuesday, June 24 and already available on iTunes: ANITA

Freida Mock’s exploration of the lasting impact of Anita Hill debuted at Sundance last year. Screenings followed at Nantucket, Seattle, Human Rights Watch, Pan African, Cleveland, Hot Docs, Napa Valley, and AFI Docs, among others.

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

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On Cable: THE CASE AGAINST 8

case 8Coming to HBO today, Monday, June 23: THE CASE AGAINST 8

Ben Cotner and Ryan White’s in-depth look at the Supreme Court fight for marriage equality had its world premiere at the beginning of the year at Sundance, where they won the US Documentary Competition Directing Award. The film went on to win an audience award at SXSW, and to screen at Cleveland, RiverRun, DOXA, Hot Docs, Sarasota, Dallas, Ashland, Vail and the upcoming Nantucket Film Festival, among several others, and to screen in limited theatrical release earlier this month.

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

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Special Screening: LIVING STARS

living starsComing to NYC’s Rooftop Films tomorrow, Saturday, June 21: LIVING STARS

Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat’s glee-inducing look at Argentines dancing debuted at Sundance earlier this year. The film also screened at Hot Docs, Little Rock, and BAFICI.

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

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