In Theatres: THE FRENCH

Coming to NYC’s Metrograph today, Friday, May 20:
THE FRENCH

Director:
William Klein

World Premiere:
Perspectives du Cinéma Français 1982

About:
An unprecedented all-access, behind-the-scenes look at the 1981 French Open.

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Streaming: OUR TIMES

Coming to Film Movement Plus today, Friday, May 20:
OUR TIMES

Director:
Rakshan Bani-Etemad

World Premiere:
Locarno 2002

Select Festivals:
Thessaloniki Doc, Tribeca, Gent

About:
Focused on the Iranian elections of 2002, a group of women run for office, including one who attempts a heroic but unsuccessful run for the presidency.

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On DVD: FLOOD IN THE DESERT

New to DVD this week:
FLOOD IN THE DESERT

Director:
Rob Rapley

World Premiere:
American Experience broadcast (May 2022)

About:
The story of the 1928 St Francis Dam disaster, which cost human lives, property damage, and jeopardized plans to transform the West.

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On DVD: OF ANIMALS AND MEN

New to DVD this week:
OF ANIMALS AND MEN

Director:
Lukasz Czajka

World Premiere:
Krakow 2019

Select Festivals:
Docudays UA, Guangzhou Doc, Miami Jewish

About:
The story of the Żabiński family, the long-standing keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, where, during WWII, they were able to shelter hundreds of people, mainly Jews, from the Nazis.

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On DVD: KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME

New to DVD this week:
KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME

Director:
Robert B Weide, Don Argott

World Premiere:
DOC NYC 2021

About:
Decades in the making, this biography of Kurt Vonnegut covers his years as a struggling writer to his eventual superstardom. 

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On DVD: UPPERCASE PRINT

New to DVD this week:
UPPERCASE PRINT

Director:
Radu Jude

World Premiere:
Berlin 2020

Select Festivals:
Thessaloniki, Indielisboa, Molodist Kyiv, Hamburg, Moscow, Taipei

About:
A hybrid exploring life in Ceaușescu’s surveillance state through the story of a teenager who began drawing protest slogans in public spaces in 1981.

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On TV: GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP

Coming to The WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed series tomorrow, Thursday, May 19:
GEOGRAPHIES OF KINSHIP

Director:
Deann Borshay Liem

World Premiere:
CAAMFest 2019

Select Festivals:
Asian/Asian American fests in Austin, Dallas, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle, Los Angeles

About:
The complex personal histories of four adult adoptees born in South Korea are interwoven with the rise of the country’s global adoption program.

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Streaming: CYBER HELL: EXPOSING AN INTERNET HORROR

Coming to Netflix today, Wednesday, May 18:
CYBER HELL: EXPOSING AN INTERNET HORROR

Director:
Cho Jin-seong

World Premiere:
Netflix (May 2022)

About:
Anonymous and exploitative, a network of online chat rooms ran rampant with sex crimes, prompting a tenacious hunt by Korean investigators to take down its operators.

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Special Screening, In Theatres, & On VOD: HOLD YOUR FIRE

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18, and to theatres and VOD this Friday, May 20:
HOLD YOUR FIRE

Director:
Stefan Forbes

World Premiere:
Toronto 2021

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Palm Springs

About:
Captives, cops, and robbers in New York City’s longest hostage siege reflect in this suspenseful and enlightening take on an event long misunderstood.

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Streaming: BLACK GOLD

Coming to Paramount+ today, Tuesday, May 17:
BLACK GOLD

Director:
Gabrielle Schonder, Zach Heinzerling

World Premiere:
Theatrical release (May 2022)

About:
The story of the cover-up of the century, in which a boss atop the trillion-dollar oil industry discovered a shocking truth 40 years ago, created a black ops conspiracy to hide the evidence, and stopped at nothing to keep the money flowing as the world burned.

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