Category Archives: Sundance

On DVD: WEB JUNKIE

web junkieComing to DVD next Tuesday, March 3: WEB JUNKIE

Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia’s behind-the-scenes look at Internet addiction rehab debuted at Sundance last year. It went on to screen at Miami, Dallas, Melbourne, Traverse City, One World, Hong Kong, ZagrebDox, Göteborg, and DOXA.

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

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Special Screening: CESAR’S LAST FAST

cesar's last fastComing to NYC’s Indocumentales series this Wednesday, February 25: CESAR’S LAST FAST

Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee’s chronicle of Cesar Chavez’s 1988 hunger protest debuted at Sundance last year. Its festival circuit has also included Atlanta, Chicago Latino, San Diego Latino, Minneapolis St Paul, San Francisco, DOXA, and Ambulante California, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: WATCHERS OF THE SKY

watchers of skyComing to DVD today, Tuesday, February 17: WATCHERS OF THE SKY

Edet Belzberg’s look at the legacy of genocide made its world premiere at Sundance last year, where it won two awards. It went on to screen at Nantucket, Cleveland, Hot Docs, Melbourne, Sydney, and Human Rights Watch, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: THROUGH A LENS DARKLY

through a lensComing to PBS’s Independent Lens tonight, Monday, February 16: THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE

Thomas Allen Harris’ look at race through photography bowed at Sundance last year. Festival screenings followed at Berlin, Montclair, Pan African, Atlanta, Boston LGBT, and Frameline, among others.

I profiled the doc pre-Sundance here.

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On DVD: LIFE ITSELF

life itselfComing to DVD next Tuesday, February 17: LIFE ITSELF

Steve James’ look at the life and career of Roger Ebert debuted at Sundance last year. Its extensive festival run has included Nantucket, DOC NYC, Cannes, Ebertfest, and AFI Docs, among several others. The film was shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar, but surprisingly was not one of the five nominees.

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

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On DVD: KINK

kinkComing to DVD today, Tuesday, February 10: KINK

Christina Voros’ exploration of an acclaimed porn site made its bow at Sundance in 2013. Other fest appearances included DOC NYC, Seattle, Stockholm, NewFest, and Frameline, among others.

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

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On DVD: THROUGH A LENS DARKLY

through a lensComing to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, February 10: THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE

Thomas Allen Harris’ rediscovery of unheralded black photography had its world premiere at Sundance last year. It went on to screen at Berlin, Santa Barbara, Montclair, Pan African, Atlanta, Boston LGBT, and Frameline, among several others.

My pre-Sundance profile may be found here.

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