2013 DOC NYC in Focus: Art + Design

Grey-City-Key-Image-280x140New to DOC NYC this year, Art + Design celebrates creative expression across multiple disciplines, from photography to sculpture, graffiti to tailoring.

DOC NYC Art + Design

GREY CITY (CIDADE CINZA)
Directors: Marcelo Mesquita & Guilherme Valiengo
US PREMIERE

A new law against visual pollution threatens the work of acclaimed Brazilian street artists (pictured above).

If-you-Build-It-Key-Image-Courtesy-of-Long-Shot-Factory-Release-280x140IF YOU BUILD IT
Director: Patrick Creadon
NYC PREMIERE

Innovative designers hope to create positive change to an impoverished North Carolina town through a high school design class.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

My previous coverage may be found here.

In-No-Great-Hurry-Key-Image-Photo-by-Tomas-Leach-280x140IN NO GREAT HURRY: 13 LESSONS IN LIFE WITH SAUL LEITER
Director: Tomas Leach
NYC PREMIERE

A profile of one of the founders of the New York School of photography of the mid-20th century.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

Levitated-Mass-Key-Image-280x140LEVITATED MASS
Director: Doug Pray
NYC PREMIERE

The public responds when conceptual art is literally driven through their neighborhoods, as a 340-ton boulder makes its way to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

2MagicalUniverse_AlCarbeeWithBarbieDisplay1_Color_600dpi-280x140MAGICAL UNIVERSE
Director: Jeremy Workman
NYC PREMIERE

When the filmmaker met eccentric outsider artists Al Carbee, little did he imagine he’d become the caretaker of the octogenarian’s Barbie doll legacy.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

Men-of-the-Cloth-Key-Image-Photo-by-Jessica-Kostin-280x140MEN OF THE CLOTH
Director: Vicki Vasilopoulos
WORLD PREMIERE

An in-depth look at the fading craft of master tailors.
Followed by a Q&A with the director and subjects.

Tiny-Key-Image-Photo-by-Merete-Mueller-280x140TINY: A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL
Directors: Merete Mueller & Christopher Smith
NYC PREMIERE

The directors set out to build a sustainable house that fits within a standard parking space.
Followed by a Q&A with the directors.

Screening with short film:
TWENTY EIGHT FEET: LIFE ON A LITTLE WOODEN BOAT
Director: Kevin A Fraser

Demonstrating one doesn’t need stuff to be happy, a man takes to the high seas.

My previous coverage may be found here.

Why You Should Attend:
Find inspiration in these stories of artists and craftsmen, professional and amateur alike, representing both highbrow and populist work.

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

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