Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres: CARTEL LAND

cartel landComing to theatre this Friday, July 3: CARTEL LAND

Matthew Heineman’s exploration of Mexico’s cartel violence had its world premiere at Sundance this year, where it picked up two awards. It has gone on to screen at Nantucket, True/False, Ashland, Martha’s Vineyard, Full Frame, Dallas, Sarasota, Tribeca, IFF Boston, Documenta, Docville, MountainFilm, Seattle, Sydney, Human Rights Watch, AFI Docs, and Sheffield, among others.

My pre-Sundance doc profile may be found here.

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On Cable: LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE & ANGER

larry kramerComing to HBO tonight, Monday, June 29: LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE & ANGER

Jean Carlomusto’s portrait of the outspoken AIDS activist bowed at Sundance earlier this year. Other fest screenings have included Frameline, Provincetown, QDoc, and AFI Docs.

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

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On TV: THE OVERNIGHTERS

overnightersComing to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, June 29: THE OVERNIGHTERS

Jesse Moss’ portrait of the limits of community altruism debuted at Sundance last year, where it won a special jury prize. It went on to screen at DOC NYC, Traverse City, Hot Docs, True/False, Tribeca, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Dallas, among others, and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: FRESH DRESSED

fresh dressedComing to theatres and VOD tomorrow, Friday, June 26: FRESH DRESSED

Sacha Jenkins’ exploration of early hip hop fashion bowed at Sundance earlier this year. It has gone on to screen at Dallas, RiverRun, Sarasota, Nashville, and Hawaii, among others.

I previously profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening: SAM KLEMKE’S TIME MACHINE

sam klemkeComing to NYC’s Rooftop Films tomorrow, Friday, June 26: SAM KLEMKE’S TIME MACHINE

Matthew Bate’s look at a life through decades of video diaries made its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year. It also screened at Rotterdam, Cleveland, Hot Docs, Open City Docs, Docville, and Doc Aviv.

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

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In Theatres & On VOD: WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?

what happened miss simoneComing to theatres today, Wednesday, June 24 and to VOD exclusively via Netflix this Friday, June 26: WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?

Liz Garbus’ nuanced portrait of the legendary Nina Simone debuted at Sundance this year. It went on to screen at True/False, San Francisco, Hot Docs, Montclair, and Nantucket, among other fests.

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

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In Theatres: 3 1/2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS

3 1/2 minutesComing to theatres this Friday, June 19: 3 1/2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS

Marc Silver’s exploration of the tragic consequences of racial bias had its world premiere at Sundance this year, where it won a special jury award. It has since gone on to screen at Full Frame, Seattle, Sheffield, Ashland, RiverRun, and Human Rights Watch, among others.

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

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