Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres: BEST OF ENEMIES

best of enemiesComing to theatres today, Friday, July 31: BEST OF ENEMIES

Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon’s revisitation of a notorious battle of the minds debuted at Sundance this year. It has traveled extensively since, screening at Nantucket, BAMcinemaFest, AFI Docs, Outfest, San Francisco, SXSW, Hot Docs, Full Frame, Srasota, Miami, and IFF Boston, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening: RACING EXTINCTION

racing extinctionComing to NYC’s Rooftop Films tomorrow, Friday, July 31: RACING EXTINCTION

Louie Psihoyos’ rousing environmental call to action had its world premiere at Sundance at the beginning of the year. It has since screened at Nantucket, Telluride Mountainfilm, DC’s Environmental fest, Seattle, Maui, SF Green, and Boulder, among others.

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

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In Theatres: LISTEN TO ME MARLON

listen to me marlonComing to theatres today, Wednesday, July 29: LISTEN TO ME MARLON

Stevan Riley’s stunning posthumously constructed autobiography of the screen legend made its bow at Sundance this year. It went on to screen at Nantucket, San Francisco, New Directors/New Films, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, Sydney, Seattle, Provincetown, and Ashland, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening: PROPHET’S PREY

prophet's preyComing to LA’s ArcLight Documentary Series tomorrow, Tuesday, July 28: PROPHET’S PREY

Amy Berg’s exploration of a notorious cult leader made its debut at Sundance this year. Other fest screenings have included Sarasota, AFI Docs, Edinburgh, BAMcinemaFest, New Zealand, and Melbourne, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: A GAY GIRL IN DAMASCUS: THE AMINA PROFILE

amina profileComing to theatres and to VOD today, Friday, July 24: A GAY GIRL IN DAMASCUS: THE AMINA PROFILE

Sophie Deraspe’s look at the true story behind a controversial Syrian blog debuted at Sundance earlier this year. It has gone on to screen at Hot Docs, Biografilm, Dallas, IFF Boston, and at LGBT fests in San Francisco, Toronto, London, and Miami, among others. Sundance Selects now brings the films to theatres in limited release, while the SundanceNow Doc Club makes it available on VOD.

I previously wrote about the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening: (T)ERROR

terror_still_FBI_photocredit_DavidFelixSutcliffeComing to NYC’s Tribeca Film Institute Summer Documentary Series at the Nitehawk Cinema tomorrow, Tuesday, July 21: (T)ERROR

Lyric R Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe’s behind-the-scenes look at an FBI informant debuted at Sundance, where it won a special jury award. Other screenings have included Nantucket, True/False, Hot Docs, Tribeca, Full Frame, Nashville, and Human Rights Watch, among others.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: RETURN TO HOMS

return to homsComing to PBS’s POV this coming Monday, July 20: RETURN TO HOMS

Talal Derki’s immersion into the Syrian civil war made its debut at IDFA in 2013. It came stateside at Sundance, where it won the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize, and went on to screen at New Directors/New Films, Human Rights Watch, ZagrebDox, Thessaloniki Doc, Full Frame, It’s All True, Hot Docs, San Francisco, Krakow, EDoc, Sarajevo, Dokufest Kosovo, Docs DF, and Abu Dhabi, among several others.

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

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