BAMcinemaFest 2017: Documentary Overview

The 9th BAMcinemaFest

June 14-25

Just under 30 features screen at this acclaimed Brooklyn event, among them seven documentaries.

Two docs are notable premieres: Michael Almereyda’s portrait of screenwriter and actor Hampton Fancher, ESCAPES (pictured), makes its world premiere; while James N Kienitz Wilkins’ experimental doc on New York artists contending with daily dramas, COMMON CARRIER, is a North American debut.

Of the remaining nonfiction, three debuted at Sundance – Peter Nicks’ inside look at the Oakland police THE FORCE; Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini’s portrait of a couple on the autism spectrum, DINA (pictured); and Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis’ immersive experience of Ferguson, WHOSE STREETS? – and two at SXSW – Nanfu Wang’s profile of a charismatic drifter, I AM ANOTHER YOU; and Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous’ candid chronicle of a prison encounter group therapy program, THE WORK.


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