Coming to iTunes today, Tuesday, June 30: ANTARCTIC EDGE: 70° SOUTH
Dena Seidel’s climate change profile debuted at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival earlier this year. It went on to screen at the International Wildlife and Minneapolis film fests before its theatrical release this Spring.
I previously wrote about the doc here.
Coming to DVD and to PBS’s America ReFramed series tonight, Tuesday, June 30: BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
PJ Raval’s exploration of senior gay life debuted at SXSW in 2013. It went on to IFF Boston, San Francisco, Edinburgh, Lone Star, Cucalorus, Cleveland, Florida, and several LGBT fests.
I previously wrote about the doc upon its theatrical release here.
Coming 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.
Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30: BORN TO FLY: ELIZABETH STREB VS GRAVITY
Catherine Gund’s profile of an acclaimed choreographer debuted at SXSW last year. It also screened at Cleveland, Full Frame, Seattle, Sydney, Brooklyn, Sheffield, and Frameline, among others.
I previously wrote about the film here.
Coming 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.
Coming to PBS today, Friday, June 26: CAPTURING GRACE
David Iverson’s look at a dance therapy program had its world premiere at Mill Valley last year. It went on to DOC NYC, Denver, Dance on Camera, Wisconsin, Sedona, Sarasota, and Minneapolis-St Paul, among others.
I wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Recognizing that music and rhythmic activity can help those suffering from Parkinson’s disease achieve greater control of their mobility, two dancers from New York’s Mark Morris Dance Group lead a workshop teaching dance and movement to a group of Parkinsonians. As the tenacious participants joyously regain a sense of bodily freedom, they rehearse for a public performance that celebrates the transformative power of art and community to upend expectations and provide hope.
Coming to theatres today, Friday, June 26: A MURDER IN THE PARK
Shawn Rech and Brandon Kimber’s investigation into a celebrated anti-death penalty case debuted at DOC NYC last year. It also screened at Cleveland and now begins a multi-city theatrical release though the end of next month.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
With his execution just 48 hours away, Anthony Porter’s life was saved by a Northwestern University journalism class. Their re-investigation of the crime for which he was convicted – a double homicide in a Chicago park – led to the discovery of the real killer, Alstory Simon, whose confession exonerated Porter. If it all sounds too good to be true, it’s because, as compellingly argued in Rech and Kimber’s film, Porter actually is guilty, Simon is an innocent man, and both are just pawns in a much larger plan.