2013 DOC NYC in Focus: Special Events

Errol-Morris-280x140-1Continuing my section-by-section profile of DOC NYC 2013, coming November 14-21, here’s a closer look at the Special Events Artistic Director Thom Powers has curated.

DOC NYC Special Events

Director: Oliver Stone

This never-broadcast prologue to Stone’s epic Showtime series focuses on the lead-up to WWII.
Followed by an extended conversation with Oliver Stone.

Emptying-the-Skies-Key-Image-580x300EMPTYING THE SKIES
Director: Douglas Kass

A chronicle of the rampant poaching of migratory birds in Europe, based on the New Yorker essay by Jonathan Franzen.
Followed by a Q&A with the director and Jonathan Franzen.

White-Gold-Key-Image-Photo-courtesy-of-Richard-MollerTSAVO-TRUST1-280x140WHITE GOLD
Director: Simon Trevor

An exposé of the modern-day ivory trade and its surprising impact not only on elephants, but on terrorism Рnarrated by Hillary Clinton.
Followed by a Q&A with the director and producer Arne Glimcher of the Pace Gallery.

What-is-Cinema-Key-Image-580x300WHAT IS CINEMA?
Director: Chuck Workman

A visual essay on film and filmmaking weaving together boundary-pushing film clips and interviews with a diverse range of filmmakers, from David Lynch to Chantal Akerman.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

Inside-the-Mind-of-Leonardo-Key-Image-280x140INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO 3D
Director: Julian Jones

Leonardo da Vinci’s world is brought to life in a unique 3D hybrid documentary featuring the upcoming new Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi.
Followed by a Q&A with the director and producers.

Why You Should Attend:
This selection of films, accompanied by directors and other key members of the film teams, afford viewers the opportunity to engage with a unique range of topics, from endangered songbirds and elephants to Oliver Stone’s re-examination of American history. Plus, don’t miss the four free panels on offer – an opportunity to hear from several of the filmmakers from some of year’s most acclaimed docs, a conversation with our Opening Night director Errol Morris (pictured above), a discussion about documentarians as sources of news, and war stories from filmmakers about the projects they just weren’t able to finish.

More Info:
To purchase tickets, click on the individual titles above, and follow links for ticketing. To assure access to the free panels, and to weekday screenings and panels beginning at 5pm or earlier, plus more, consider buying an Insider Pass now!

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