Category Archives: Sundance

On VOD: HOT GIRLS WANTED

hot girls wantedComing to VOD this Friday, May 29: HOT GIRL WANTED

Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus’ candid exploration of the amateur porn industry made its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year. Other screenings have included the Miami film festival, Indiana University, and the Kinsey Institute. It now comes to VOD exclusively through Netflix.

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

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On DVD: CONCERNING VIOLENCE

concerning violenceComing to DVD today, Tuesday, May 5: CONCERNING VIOLENCE

Göran Hugo Olsson’s meditation on African colonialism made its bow at Sundance last year. Screenings followed at Berlin, Goteborg, Hong Kong, Planete+ Doc, Sydney, BAMcinemaFest, Sarajevo, Busan, New Zealand, Vancouver, CPH:DOX, and IDFA, among others.

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

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On HBO: KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

kurt cobainComing to HBO this coming Monday, May 4: KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

Brett Morgen’s intimate biography of the late music icon debuted at Sundance in January. Other festival appearances have included Berlin, Miami, Dublin, Full Frame, and Hot Docs.

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

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On TV/DVD: LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM

last days in vietnamComing to PBS’s American Experience and to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28: LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM

Rory Kennedy’s chronicle of the US withdrawal from Saigon had its world premiere at Sundance last year. It went on to screen at Nantucket, DOC NYC, Sarasota, deadCENTER, Los Angeles, Martha’s Vineyard, and Ashland, among others, and was shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar.

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

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In Theatres: MISERY LOVES COMEDY

misery loves comedyComing to theatres tonight, Friday, April 24: MISERY LOVES COMEDY

Kevin Pollak’s exploration of the process behind stand-up comedy had its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year. The film just screened at Tribeca after being released on VOD earlier this month.

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

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In Theatres: KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

kurt cobainComing to theatres tomorrow, Friday, April 24: KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

Brett Morgen’s reflection on the iconic Nirvana frontman made its bow at Sundance earlier this year. It has gone on to screen at Berlin, Miami, Dublin, and Full Frame, among other events. It will screen at the upcoming Hot Docs, and come to HBO next month.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: MISERY LOVES COMEDY

misery loves comedyComing to VOD today, Tuesday, April 14: MISERY LOVES COMEDY

Kevin Pollak’s survey of the work behind stand-up comedy debuted at Sundance this year. It will also screen at Tribeca next week. The doc comes to iTunes now, followed by a limited theatrical engagement later this month.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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