In Theatres: THREE MINUTES — A LENGTHENING

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Coming to theatres today, Friday, August 19:
THREE MINUTES — A LENGTHENING

Director:
Bianca Stigter

World Premiere:
Venice 2021

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Toronto, IDFA, DOC NYC, Philadelphia, Göteborg, Thessaloniki Doc, Provincetown, Sydney, Cleveland, Docs Against Gravity

About:
A home movie shot by David Kurtz in 1938 in a Jewish town in Poland – the only moving images left of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk before the Holocaust – is examined to unravel the stories hidden in the celluloid.

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In Theatres: THE TERRITORY

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Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, August 19:
THE TERRITORY

Director:
Alex Pritz

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
True/False, CPH:DOX, It’s All True, Docs Against Gravity, Philadelphia Environmental, Jerusalem, Movies That Matter, Cleveland, Seattle, Sydney

About:
When a network of Brazilian farmers seizes a protected area of the Amazon rainforest, a young Indigenous leader and his mentor must fight back in defense of the land and the people living deep within the forest.

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Streaming: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL

Coming to OVID this Friday, August 19:
THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL

Director:
Peter Friedman

World Premiere:
OVID (August 2022)

About:
A feature-length cinema vérité portrait of Robert Carsen, one of the world’s greatest stage directors, at work, filmed over the course of a year as he reinvents Leonard Bernstein’s CANDIDE.

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Streaming: SILVERLAKE LIFE: THE VIEW FROM HERE

Coming to OVID this Friday, August 19:
SILVERLAKE LIFE: THE VIEW FROM HERE

Director:
Peter Friedman, Tom Joslin

World Premiere:
Sundance 1993

About:
A video diary of life with AIDS, told with guts and humor by longtime lovers Tom Joslin and Mark Massi, celebrates the power of love in the face of a devastating illness.

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On VOD: THE GIRLFRIEND WHO DIDN’T EXIST

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Coming to Netflix’s UNTOLD series tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16:
THE GIRLFRIEND WHO DIDN’T EXIST

Director:
Ryan Duffy, Tony Vainuku

World Premiere:
Netflix (August 2022)

About:
From Notre Dame to the NFL, Manti Te’o’s future in football showed promise until a secret online relationship sent his life and career spiraling.

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On TV & Streaming: THE PRINCESS

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Coming to HBO and HBO Max tomorrow, Saturday, August 13:
THE PRINCESS

Director:
Ed Perkins

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
Biografilm

About:
Princess Diana’s story is told exclusively through contemporaneous archive, creating a bold and immersive narrative of her life and death, illuminating the profound impact she had, and demonstrating how the public’s attitude to the monarchy was, and still is, shaped by these events.

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Special Screening: RIOTSVILLE, USA

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Coming to NYC’s Rooftop Films tomorrow, Saturday, August 13:
RIOTSVILLE, USA

Director:
Sierra Pettengill

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
New Directors/New Films, True/False, CPH:DOX, Seattle, Freep, San Francisco, Traverse City

About:
Footage shot by the media and government of a fictional town built by the US military explores the militarization of the police and the reaction of a nation to the uprisings of the late 1960s, creating a counter-narrative to a critical moment in American history.

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In Theatres: FREE CHOL SOO LEE

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Coming to theatres today, Friday, August 12:
FREE CHOL SOO LEE

Director:
Julie Ha, Eugene Yi

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
BAMcinemaFest, Santa Barbara, Milwaukee, CAAMFest, Los Angeles, Asian Pacific, Asian American fests in New York, Seattle, San Diego, Denver, Chicago, Austin

About:
After a Korean immigrant is wrongly convicted of a 1973 San Francisco Chinatown gang murder, Asian Americans unite as never before to free Chol Soo Lee.

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Streaming: SKID ROW MARATHON

Coming to Topic today, Thursday, August 11:
SKID ROW MARATHON

Director:
Mark Hayes

World Premiere:
Santa Barbara 2017

Select Festivals:
Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Big Sky Doc, Napa Valley, Salem, Ashland, Woods Hole, Heartland, Boulder

About:
A Los Angeles superior court judge begins a running club to help motivate marginalized people on Skid Row.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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In Theatres: EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, August 12:
EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO

Director:
Kiro Russo

World Premiere:
Venice 2021

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, New York, Rotterdam, San Sebastián, Hamburg, Gent, Vienna, Geneva, Göteborg

About:
A supernatural hybrid of dream and reality, in which a miner in an oxygen-starved metropolis is haunted by nightmares and a shamanistic ritual is the only way out.

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