2017 DOC NYC in Focus: Viewfinders

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Today’s DOC NYC spotlight looks at our two feature competitions. First up, our section highlighting films demonstrating distinct directorial vision:

Viewfinders

THE JUDGE

THE JUDGE
Director: Erika Cohn
US PREMIERE

A vérité legal drama about the first woman appointed to a Shari’a court in the Middle East, providing rare insights into both Islamic law and gendered justice.

LOVE, CECIL

LOVE, CECIL
Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland
NYC PREMIERE

An affectionate portrait of Cecil Beaton, a multi-talented photographer, writer and painter who also designed sets and costumes for films like MY FAIR LADY.

LOVE MEANS ZERO

LOVE MEANS ZERO
Director: Jason Kohn
NYC PREMIERE

Infamous and influential tennis coach Nick Bollettieri has trained champions including Andre Agassi and Boris Becker, but greatness comes at a personal price.

MOLE MAN
Director: Guy Fiorita
WORLD PREMIERE

An autistic man is faced with the possibility of losing the only home he has ever known – and the remarkable 50-room structure he’s built in the backyard.

NAILA AND THE UPRISING

NAILA AND THE UPRISING
Director: Julia Bacha
WORLD PREMIERE

Filmmaker Julia Bacha (BUDRUS) reveals the hidden history of the key role women played in the Palestinian uprising known as the First Intifada.

SILAS

SILAS
Directors: Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman
US PREMIERE

A rousing profile of Liberian activist Silas Siakor, a tireless crusader against illegal logging and a symbol of resistance for a new generation.

THE STRANGER

THE STRANGER
Director: Nicole N. Horanyi
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Amanda, a 25-year-old single mother, meets the man of her dreams on Facebook… but she soon discovers that the charming, worldly Casper has secrets.

THIS IS CONGO

THIS IS CONGO
Director: Daniel McCabe
NYC PREMIERE

Filmmaker Daniel McCabe examines multiple sides of the fractious war in the Democratic Republic of Congo in this stunningly shot film.

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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