2013 DOC NYC in Focus: Short List

20-Feet-from-Stardom-Key-Image-Courtesy-of-Weinstein-Co-280x140DOC NYC‘s Short List shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best nonfiction released earlier in the year, just in time for awards season.

DOC NYC Short List

20 FEET FROM STARDOM
Director: Morgan Neville

A joyous documentary paying tribute to backup singers (pictured).
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

My previous coverage may be found here.

The-Act-of-Killing-Key-Image-280x140THE ACT OF KILLING
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer

A cinematic fever dream in which Indonesian death squad leaders re-enact their crimes in the style of classic American movies.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

My previous coverage may be found here.

Blackfish-Key-Image-280x140BLACKFISH
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

A startling exposé about the dangers of keeping orcas in captivity.

My previous coverage may be found here.

Xgames_Aspen_Barash_web-280x140THE CRASH REEL
Director: Lucy Walker

A cautionary tale about extreme sports focused on snowboarder Kevin Pearce.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

My previous coverage may be found here.

Dirty-Wars-Film-Still-Jeremy-Scahill-in-Afghanistan-280x140DIRTY WARS
Director: Richard Rowley

Journalist Jeremy Scahill travels to remote areas to uncover the shadowy world of drone attacks.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

My previous coverage may be found here.

First-Cousin-Key-Image-280x140FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED
Director: Alan Berliner

A profile of the poet Edin Honig as he grapples with Alzheimer’s disease.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

My previous coverage may be found here.

Gideons-Army-Key-Image-280x140GIDEON’S ARMY
Director: Dawn Porter

Three idealistic public defenders struggle against the odds in the Deep South.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

My previous coverage may be found here.

God-Loves-Uganda-Key-Image-280x140GOD LOVES UGANDA
Director: Roger Ross Williams

American evangelical missionaries wage a crusade against homosexuality in Uganda.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

My previous coverage may be found here.

The-Square-Key-Image-7.25.18-p.m.-280x140THE SQUARE
Director: Jehane Noujaim

A riveting, up-to-the-minute chronicle of the Egyptian revolution.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

My previous coverage may be found here.

Stories-we-Tell-Key-Image-Courtesy-of-Roadside-Attractions-280x140STORIES WE TELL
Director: Sarah Polley

An exploration of the actress/filmmaker’s own family secrets.
Followed by a Q&A with the director.

My previous coverage may be found here.

Why You Should Attend:
These films have already made a splash since their debuts at Sundance and Toronto, picking up awards and critical acclaim, and landing them in the perfect spot for further awards consideration. DOC NYC’s Short List brings them back to theatres to give audiences one more chance to see them on the big screen, usually in the company of their directors, as we wait to find out what the Academy has to say.

More Info:
To purchase tickets, click on the individual titles above, and follow links for ticketing. To assure access to all of the Short List titles, consider buying an Insider Pass now!

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