2016 DOC NYC in Focus: Metropolis

doc-nyc-featured-imageThe second of DOC NYC‘s two feature competition sections wraps up today’s festival preview. Metropolis turns the spotlight on New York stories:

Metropolis

all_the_rageALL THE RAGE (SAVED BY SARNO)
Directors: Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley, & David Beilinson
WORLD PREMIERE

A controversial approach to treating back pain prompts a radical rethink of how we approach health care.

borderlineBORDERLINE
Director: Rebbie Ratner
NYC PREMIERE

A portrait of a New Yorker living with Borderline Personality Disorder as she seeks self acceptance and recovery.

Rose Hartman / The Artists Company

PHOTO CREDIT: Rose Hartman / The Artists Company

THE INCOMPARABLE ROSE HARTMAN
Director: Otis Mass
NYC PREMIERE

A fixture of the NYC nightlife and fashion scenes, photographer Rose Hartman has shot some of the most indelible images of pop culture of the past 40 years.

off_the_railsOFF THE RAILS
Director: Adam Irving
NYC PREMIERE

The stranger-than-fiction story of serial MTA imposter Darius McCollum, who has been jailed more than 30 times for illegally driving buses and conducting subway trains.

rikersRIKERS
Producers: Rolake Bamgbose, Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin
WORLD PREMIERE

Former detainees of Rikers Island offer searing testimonials about violence and corruption that has plagued the notorious NYC jail for decades.

scotts_pizza_toursSCOTT’S PIZZA TOURS
Directors: K Ryan Jones & Shawn Willis
WORLD PREMIERE

Scott Wiener channels his infectious enthusiasm into a successful pizza-tasting tour business, finding unlikely fame.

thy_fathers_chairTHY FATHER’S CHAIR
Directors: Antonio Tibaldi & Alex Lora
NYC PREMIERE

Orthodox Jewish identical twin hoarders finally allow a cleaning crew to save their Brooklyn home.

winter_at_westbethWINTER AT WESTBETH
Director: Rohan Spong
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

A spotlight on three longtime residents of the West Village’s Westbeth Artists Housing.

woman_on_fireWOMAN ON FIRE
Director: Julie Sokolow
WORLD PREMIERE

This profile of courage under fire celebrates NYC’s first openly transgender firefighter.

Why You Should Attend:
Past winners of the Metropolis competition were: CLASS DIVIDE, HOMME LESS, THE PLEASURES OF BEING OUT OF STEP, RADIOMAN, GIRL WITH BLACK BALLOONS, and TO BE HEARD (which is screening again this year as a special free event in our Docs Redux section).

This year’s selections spotlight a controversial NYC pain specialist, mental health issues, a brash photographer, an MTA obsessive, an infamous jail, a pizza addict, Orthodox twin hoarders, artistic seniors, and a pioneering firefighter.

More Info:
For full descriptions, a list of expected special guests, and to purchase tickets, click on the individual titles above, and follow links for ticketing, where still available. Or consider purchasing one of DOC NYC’s Pass options for access to a variety of programming.

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