Category Archives: Sundance

Special Screening: WATCHERS OF THE SKY

watchers of skyComing to the JCC in Manhattan’s CineMatters series this Wednesday, October 1: WATCHERS OF THE SKY

Edet Belzberg’s meditation on genocide had its world premiere at Sundance this year, where it picked up two awards. It’s gone on to screen at Nantucket, Cleveland, Hot Docs, Milwaukee, Melbourne, Sydney, and Human Rights Watch, among other events.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: IVORY TOWER

ivory towerComing to DVD this coming Tuesday, September 30: IVORY TOWER

Andrew Rossi’s look at the rising cost of higher education had its world premiere at Sundance this year. It’s gone on to Sarasota, Miami, Seattle, Full Frame, Cleveland, and Montclair, among others.

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

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In Theatres: 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH

20000 daysComing to NYC’s Film Forum today, Wednesday, September 17: 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH

Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s hybrid portrait of Nick Cave debuted at Sundance this year, where it picked up the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award. It went on to Berlin, Sydney, True/False, Seattle, San Francisco, and IFF Boston, among others.

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

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On VOD: IVORY TOWER

ivory towerComing to VOD today, September 16: IVORY TOWER

Andrew Rossi’s exploration of the cost of higher education premiered at Sundance earlier this year. It went on to Sarasota, Miami, Seattle, Ashland, Full Frame, Cleveland, and Montclair, among others. It was released on iTunes last week and now comes to other digital platforms.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?

dayaniComing to DVD today, Tuesday, September 9: WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?

Marc Silver’s intimate look at immigration debuted at Sundance last year, winning the World Cinema Documentary Cinematography Award. Its festival circuit also included Hot Docs, San Sebastian, San Diego Latino, Abu Dhabi, Zurich, Rome, Miami, and the New York Film Festival, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD/VOD: FED UP

fed upComing to DVD and VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, September 9: FED UP

Stephanie Soechtig’s provocative investigation into America’s obesity epidemic debuted at Sundance this January. Screenings followed at San Francisco, Hot Docs, Martha’s Vineyard, San Francisco, and Traverse City.

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

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Special Screening & In Theatres: THE GREEN PRINCE

green princeComing to NYC’s JCC Manhattan for its CineMatters series tomorrow, Tuesday, September 9 and opening in theatres this Friday, September 12: THE GREEN PRINCE

Nadav Schirman’s stranger-than-fiction tale of unexpected Israeli/Hamas cooperation premiered at Sundance this year, where it won the World Cinema Documentary Audience Award. It went on to screen at Human Rights Watch, San Francisco Jewish, Dallas Jewish, Seattle, Sarasota, Moscow, DocAviv, and the upcoming Atlantic fest.

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

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