Category Archives: Sundance

On VOD: FINDING FELA

finding felaComing to VOD this Friday, October 31: FINDING FELA

Alex Gibney’s portrait of the influential Nigerian artist debuted at Sundance this year. Screenings followed at Montclair, Sydney, Martha’s Vineyard, and Seattle, among others, before its theatrical release this Summer. Kino Lorber and FilmBuff now release the film on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Xbox, PlayStation, Google Play, and Vimeo on Demand, with Cable on Demand following this Saturday on Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox, and Time Warner Cable.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: RUNNING FROM CRAZY

running from crazyComing to DVD and VOD today, Tuesday, October 28: RUNNING FROM CRAZY

Barbara Kopple’s exploration of mental illness in a famous family debuted at Sundance last year. It also screened at Sundance London, Tribeca, Nantucket, Hamptons, Cleveland, Camden, Full Frame, and Sarasota, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: E-TEAM

e-teamComing to theatres today, Wednesday, October 22 and to Netflix this Friday, October 24: E-TEAM

Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman’s profile of intrepid human rights abuses investigators had its world premiere at Sundance this January, where the film claimed the US Documentary Excellence in Cinematography Award. The film has gone on to screen at Nantucket, True/False, Full Frame, Hot Docs, Dokufest Kosovo, Sheffield, Montclair, the upcoming CPH:DOX, and DOC NYC as part of the Short List.

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

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On Cable: PRIVATE VIOLENCE

private violenceComing to HBO tonight, Monday, October 20: PRIVATE VIOLENCE

Cynthia Hill’s illuminating exploration of the impact of domestic violence debuted at Sundance this year. Other festival berths have included True/False, New Orleans, Full Frame, Dallas, Hot Docs, Heartland, Seattle, Human Rights Watch, and DOXA, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: WATCHERS OF THE SKY

watchers of skyComing to theatres today, Friday, October 17: WATCHERS OF THE SKY

Edet Belzberg’s exploration of genocide’s past and present debuted at Sundance this year, winning two awards. Other fest berths have included Nantucket, Cleveland, Hot Docs, Melbourne, Sydney, and Human Rights Watch, among others.

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

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In Theatres: PRIVATE VIOLENCE

private violenceComing to theaters tomorrow, Friday, October 17: PRIVATE VIOLENCE

Cynthia Hill’s poignant look at domestic violence had its world premiere at Sundance at the beginning of the year. It has gone on to screen at True/False, Full Frame, Dallas, Hot Docs, and DOXA, among other events.

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

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On DVD: WHITEY

whiteyComing to DVD today, Tuesday, October 14: WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V JAMES J BULGER

Joe Berlinger’s look at the trial of the infamous gangster bowed at Sundance this year. Its fest circuit has also included Hot Docs, Sarasota, Nashville, Montclair, and Dallas, among others.

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

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