2017 DOC NYC in Focus: American Perspectives

FATHER’S KINGDOM

Continuing my DOC NYC spotlight, a look at our section highlighting stories from around the US:

American Perspectives

12TH AND CLAIRMOUNT

12TH AND CLAIRMOUNT
Director: Brian Kaufman
NYC PREMIERE

Hundreds of hours of home movies, archival footage, illustrations and new oral histories offer multiple perspectives of the 1967 Detroit uprising.

32 PILLS: MY SISTER’S SUICIDE

32 PILLS: MY SISTER’S SUICIDE
Director: Hope Litoff
NYC PREMIERE

Years after the suicide of her sister Ruth, a talented but troubled artist, director Hope Litoff tries to make sense of her loss.

FAIL STATE

FAIL STATE
Director: Alex Shebanow
NYC PREMIERE

Executive produced by Dan Rather, Fail State explores the dark side of higher education in America, focusing on the rise of for-profit colleges.

FATHER’S KINGDOM
Director: Lenny Feinberg
WORLD PREMIERE

In the first half of the 20th century, Father Divine, an African-American spiritual leader gained over a million followers, claiming to be God.

THE GROWING SEASON

THE GROWING SEASON
Director: Evan Briggs
WORLD PREMIERE

An intimate, bittersweet portrait of growing up and growing old, set in a nursing home that also houses a preschool program.

MAYNARD

MAYNARD
Director: Sam Pollard
WORLD PREMIERE

Director Sam Pollard constructs a portrait of charismatic trailblazer Maynard Jackson, who became Atlanta’s first black mayor in 1973.

METH STORM

METH STORM
Directors: Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud
NYC PREMIERE

DEA agents face the Sisyphean task of curbing the influx of Mexican ice, a more potent form of meth, into poor, rural communities in Arkansas.

SHOT IN THE DARK

SHOT IN THE DARK
Director: James Crump
NYC PREMIERE

Orr Academy’s high school basketball team is a refuge from the often harsh realities of the streets of Chicago’s West Side.

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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