2017 DOC NYC in Focus: Metropolis

THE IRON TRIANGLE

The second of today’s DOC NYC spotlights our feature competition section focused on stories about New York City:

Metropolis

ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO

ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO
Director: James Crump
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

A portrait of the most influential fashion illustrator of 1970s New York and Paris, known for discovering talents such as Pat Cleveland and Grace Jones.

CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS

CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS
Director: Bartle Bull
NYC PREMIERE

Three amateur boxers compete for glory and life-changing opportunities in New York City’s legendary Golden Gloves tournament.

THE IRON TRIANGLE
Directors: Prudence Katze, William Lehman
WORLD PREMIERE

Workers and owners of auto repair shops in Queens’ Willets Point face off against gentrification and urban renewal for the future of their livelihoods and community.

MIRACLE ON 42ND STREET

MIRACLE ON 42ND STREET
Director: Alice Elliott
WORLD PREMIERE

The surprising history of Manhattan Plaza and its embrace of the performing arts, featuring famed former residents including Alicia Keys, Terrence Howard and Estelle Parsons.

OH, RICK!

OH, RICK!
Directors: Dustin Sussman, Aaron Rosenbloom
WORLD PREMIERE

A profile of comedian Rick Crom, long-running emcee at Greenwich Village’s Comedy Cellar, featuring Ray Romano, Colin Quinn, Sarah Silverman and Wanda Sykes.

STILL WATERS

STILL WATERS
Director: Peter Gordon
WORLD PREMIERE

In Bushwick, where rapid gentrification is pushing out Latino families, a unique alternative after-school program serves as a haven for the community.

VIGILANTE: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF CURTIS SLIWA AND THE GUARDIAN ANGELS

VIGILANTE: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF CURTIS SLIWA AND THE GUARDIAN ANGELS
Director: David Wexler
WORLD PREMIERE

An unfiltered look back at 1970s and ’80s NYC through the eyes of Curtis Sliwa, founder of the controversial crime prevention patrol the Guardian Angels.

More Info:
For full descriptions, a list of expected special guests, screening details, 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 several Pass options for access to a variety of programming.

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