Today’s DOC NYC preview begins with our standing section offering a panoramic view of stories from around the country: American Perspectives.
ABOVE AND BELOW
Director: Nicolas Steiner
An exploration of outsiders who live in abandoned military bunkers and storm drains in the American West.
Expected to attend: Director Nicolas Steiner
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MICHELLE MAREN
Directors: Michel Negroponte and Michelle Maren
An acclaimed filmmaker and his troubled subject craft a captivating portrait of a woman enslaved by past traumas.
Expected to attend: Directors Michel Negroponte and Michelle Maren
Director: Hillevi Loven
Can an affable young transgender man live openly with his true love in the Bible Belt?
Expected to attend: Director Hillevi Loven, Subject Cole Ray Davis
THE FEAR OF 13
Director: David Sington
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
A death row prisoner behind bars for more then 20 years reveals the shocking truth behind his case.
Expected to attend: Director David Sington, Subject Nick Yarris
LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS
Director: Laurie Kahn
A look at the vast community around romance fiction, demonstrating why love stories are no trivial matter.
Expected to attend: Director Laurie Kahn, Subjects Eloisa James and Radclyffe
A NEW HIGH
Directors: Samuel Miron & Stephen Scott Scarpulla
A group of Seattle addicts attempt to climb Mount Rainier to conquer their demons.
Expected to attend: Producers Philip Erdoes and Eamon Downey
Directors: Miguel Drake-McLaughlin & Jonny Leahan
Egos collide as a group of scientists and entrepreneurs attempt to realize a science-fiction fantasy.
Expected to attend: Directors Miguel Drake-McLaughlin & Jonny Leahan
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
Director: Tom Donahue
The stories of several struggling veterans reveal the mental health crisis in the military.
Expected to attend: Director Tom Donahue, Subjects Kenneth Toone, Dr Mark Russell, William Rodriguez, Phil Straub, General Loree Sutton, Luigino Lobello, and Jake Clark
Director: June Cross
An African-American grandmother in the deep South cares for her HIV+ family members.
Expected to attend: Director June Cross
Why You Should Attend:
This section takes viewers on a virtual road trip across America, moving from profiles of outsiders living in the Southwest and addicts looking for redemption in the Pacific Northwest to the stories of a young transgender man and HIV+ African Americans in the deep South. Along the way, in new films by the makers of JUPITER’S WIFE, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON, and CASTING BY, audiences will meet fascinating subjects, from military mental health advocates and a legion of romance fiction fans to engineers trying to realize sci-fi dreams, a woman trying to make sense of her troubled past, and a prisoner petitioning for his execution.
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