2016 DOC NYC in Focus: American Perspectives

doc-nyc-featured-imageToday’s DOC NYC preview continues with a look at one of our perennial sections: American Perspectives, a panorama of stories from around the country:

American Perspectives

95and6togo_docllisboa95 AND 6 TO GO
Director: Kimi Takesue

In this affectionate portrait, the filmmaker finds an unlikely creative collaborator in her 90-year-old grandfather.

after_fire1AFTER FIRE
Director: Brittany Huckabee

Set in the military outpost of San Antonio, TX, this moving film highlights the challenges faced by women, the fastest growing group of American veterans.

JP Laffont I Polaris.

JP Laffont I Polaris.

Director: Charlie Siskel

A probing interview with the originator of THE ANARCHIST COOKBOOK over the book’s troubling legacy.

becoming-more-visible-credit-ed-herrera-key-image-e1475870038931BECOMING MORE VISIBLE
Director: Pamela French

A spotlight on four diverse young transgender New Yorkers as they contend with family and societal expectations to become their true selves.

bigsoniaBIG SONIA
Directors: Leah Warshawski & Todd Soliday

A Holocaust survivor with an outsized personality faces her biggest fear: retirement.

Director: Deirdre Fishel

This poignant film follows three home caregivers, uncovering the failures of the US eldercare system.

god_knows_where_i_amGOD KNOWS WHERE I AM
Directors: Jedd Wider & Todd Wider

An indictment of our flawed mental health care system through the story of a woman found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse.

the_pearlTHE PEARL
Director: Rohan Spong

An intimate profile of four transgender women who come out for the first time in their later years.


Why You Should Attend:
Discover new films from the makers of TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, HOT GIRLS WANTED, and FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, introducing unforgettable seniors, veterans, conflicted authors, trans youth and elders, Holocaust survivors, caregivers, and a woman whose life was cut short by mental illness.

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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