DOC NYC 2013: Lineup Announced

temp doc nyc coverDOC NYC, NYC’s premier non-fiction event, has just announced the lineup for this year’s festival. The fourth edition of the festival is the largest yet, including 131 total films and panels over the eight days of the festival, which runs from Thursday, November 14 until Thursday, November 21, and includes a special evening of events as a preview the night before the fest’s official launch. Altogether, 72 new feature-length docs, 39 new shorts, and 20 panels will be presented, nearly all accompanied by Q&As with attending filmmakers.

As DOC NYC’s Senior Programmer, I’m excited to share this year’s selections with audiences. I’ll be profiling each section of the festival here in the weeks prior to our opening. For the time being, check out the links below for more information and to purchase tickets, which go on sale today.

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High profile, must-see films:

THE UNKNOWN KNOWN (pictured)
Errol Morris

IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY? AN ANIMATED CONVERSATION WITH NOAM CHOMSKY
Michel Gondry

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
John Maloof & Charlie Siskel

MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE
Dori Berinstein

White-Gold-Key-Image-Photo-courtesy-of-Richard-MollerTSAVO-TRUST1-280x140Special Events
Unique opportunities to encounter acclaimed and emerging filmmakers:

EMPTYING THE SKIES
Douglas Kass

INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO: 3D
Julian Jones

THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (prologue)
Oliver Stone

WHAT IS CINEMA?
Chuck Workman

WHITE GOLD (pictured)
Simon Trevor

Plus four free panels!

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Competition celebrating distinct directorial visions:

THE DARK MATTER OF LOVE
Sarah McCarthy

SOLE SURVIVOR (pictured)
Ky Dickens

URANIUM DRIVE-IN
Suzan Beraza
screening with Helen Hood Scheer’s THE APOTHECARY

WE ALWAYS LIE TO STRANGERS
AJ Schnack & David Wilson

WEB
Michael Kleiman

A WILL FOR THE WOODS
Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale & Brian Wilson

A WORLD NOT OURS
Mahdi Fleifel

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Competition highlighting diverse New York stories:

EXPOSED
Beth B

A FRAGILE TRUST: PLAGIARISM, POWER AND JAYSON BLAIR AT THE NEW YORK TIMES
Samantha Grant

HERE ONE DAY
Kathy Leichter

I LEARN AMERICA
Jean-Michel Dissard & Gitte Peng

LUCKY
Laura Checkoway

MISFIRE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHOOTING GALLERY
Whitney Ransick

PATROLMAN P
Ido Mizrahy

THE PLEASURES OF BEING OUT OF STEP
David L Lewis

THE SARNOS: A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES (pictured)
Wiktor Ericsson

How-to-Lose-Your-Virginity-Key-Image-Photo-by-Anneliese-Paull-280x140American Perspectives
Stories from around the US:

AMERICAN COMMUNE
Rena Mundo Croshere & Nadine Mundo

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS
Grace Lee

BREASTMILK
Dana Ben-Ari

CITIZEN KOCH
Carl Deal & Tia Lessin

GERALDINE FERRARO: PAVING THE WAY
Donna Zaccaro

HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY (pictured)
Therese Shechter

KIDS FOR CASH
Robert May

REBUILDING THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
Marcus Robinson
screening with Trish Dalton’s BORDERING ON TREASON

TOWN HALL
Sierra Pettengill & Jamila Wignot

TOXIC HOT SEAT
James Redford & Kirby Walker

UNORTHODOX
Anna Wexler & Nadja Oertelt
screening with Sarah Berkovich’s THE BULLETPROOF STOCKINGS

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A global lens:

THE ABOMINABLE CRIME
Micah Fink
screening with Jason Cohen’s FACING FEAR

BRAVE MISS WORLD
Cecilia Peck

THE MANOR
Shawney Cohen

THE ROAD TO FAME (pictured)
Hao Wu
screening with Vanessa Hope’s CHINA IN THREE WORDS

THE STUART HALL PROJECT
John Akomfrah

THINGS LEFT BEHIND
Linda Hoaglund

TOUBA
E Chai Vasarhelyi

THE TRACES OF DR ERNESTO GUEVARA
Jorge Denti

In-No-Great-Hurry-Key-Image-Photo-by-Tomas-Leach-280x140Art + Design
A new section this year focused on creativity across multiple disciplines, from photography and product design to graffiti and tailoring:

GREY CITY (CIDADE CINZA)
Marcelo Mesquita & Guilherme Valiengo

IF YOU BUILD IT
Patrick Creadon

IN NO GREAT HURRY: 13 LESSONS IN LIFE WITH SAUL LEITER (pictured)
Tomas Leach

LEVITATED MASS: THE STORY OF MICHAEL HEIZER’S MONOLITHIC SCULPTURE
Doug Pray

MAGICAL UNIVERSE
Jeremy Workman

MEN OF THE CLOTH
Vicki Vasilopoulos

TINY: A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL
Merete Mueller & Christopher Smith
screening with Kevin A Fraser’s TWENTY EIGHT FEET: LIFE ON A LITTLE WOODEN BOAT

We-Dont-Wann-Make-you-Dance-Key-Image-Photo-by-James-Salzano-280x140Sonic Cinema
A diverse showcase on music:

DEATH METAL ANGOLA
Jeremy Xido

FOLK
Sara Terry

HARLEM STREET SINGER
Trevor Laurence & Simeon Hutner

MERCEDES SOSA: THE VOICE OF LATIN AMERICA
Rodrigo H Vila

THE PUNK SINGER
Sini Anderson

REVENGE OF THE MEKONS
Joe Angio

WE DON’T WANNA MAKE YOU DANCE (pictured)
Lucy Kostelanetz

Hungry-Key-Image-Photo-by-Ramy-Romany-280x140Midnight Docs
Late-night films to stay up late for:

THE FINAL MEMBER
Jonah Bekhor & Zach Math

HUNGRY (pictured)
Jeff Cerulli & Barry Rothbart

KINK
Christina Voros

SHOOTING BIGFOOT
Morgan Matthews

20-Feet-from-Stardom-Key-Image-Courtesy-of-Weinstein-Co-280x140Short List
Some of the strongest docs of the year, just in time for Awards season:

20 FEET FROM STARDOM (pictured)
Morgan Neville

THE ACT OF KILLING
Joshua Oppenheimer

BLACKFISH
Gabriela Cowperthwaite

THE CRASH REEL
Lucy Walker

DIRTY WARS
Richard Rowley

FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED
Alan Berliner

GIDEON’S ARMY
Dawn Porter

GOD LOVES UGANDA
Roger Ross Williams

THE SQUARE
Jehane Noujaim

STORIES WE TELL
Sarah Polley

Key-Image-Kids-are-all-right-Dogs-On-A-Beach-Key-Image-Photo-by-Spencer-Gilley-280x140Shorts Programs
Celebrating storytelling in brief:

BLOOD IS THICKER… – on family bonds
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT – on youth (pictured)
MAN & BEAST – on people and their animals
OBSESSIONS – on collectors, curiosity seekers, and compulsives
PEOPLE & PLACES – on unexpected environments
THEN & NOW – on nostalgia and changing times

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Our series of 16 panels and masterclasses, exposing filmmakers to notable non-fiction creators over four thematic days:

SHOOT YOUR DOC
FINISH YOUR DOC
FUND YOUR DOC
REACH YOUR AUDIENCE

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