The newest documentary festival on the block, Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen’s DOC NYC, has announced the first half of its line-up. The pair, who are also behind the Stranger Than Fiction series, have expanded their initial plans for the inaugural event by a couple of days, giving New Yorkers more of a chance to check out their offerings.
Of the 18 titles released today, half just screened earlier this month at Toronto – fittingly, of course, since Powers is that festival’s doc programmer. These include the event’s two Galas, Werner Herzog’s CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS and Errol Morris’ TABLOID – I’ve seen and enjoyed CAVE and am very much looking forward to TABLOID.
The two competitions – Viewfinders, focused on established and emerging filmmakers, and Metropolis, focused on NYC based films – sound like a diverse group of films. I’ve already written about my admiration for ARMADILLO and SOUND OF MUMBAI, and the other TIFF titles (here and here), but can also highly recommend both KATI WITH AN I and THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MCKINLEY NOLAN.
The first DOC NYC runs November 3-9.