Today’s look at DOC NYC continues with a newly returned section spotlighting the performing arts:
BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL
Director: Katherine Fairfax Wright
AMERICAN IDOL contestant and RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE judge Todrick Hall races to complete an autobiographical musical and take the live show on the road to his devoted fans.
GETTING NAKED: A BURLESQUE STORY
Director: James Lester
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Uncovering New York City’s neo-burlesque subculture, this entertaining film offers a lingering look at several sexy denizens of the nightlife scene.
THE PROBLEM WITH APU
Director: Michael Melamedoff
South Asian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his long-standing “nemesis,” Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, better known as the Kwik-E-Mart owner on THE SIMPSONS.
REBELS ON POINTE
Director: Bobbi Jo Hart
A globetrotting profile of NYC’s beloved Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all-male dance troupe that fuses camp humor with classical ballet performed in drag.
Director: Mark Dooley
An entertaining portrait of musical theatre superfans, for whom shows like LES MIZ, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, and CATS are an obsession, a refuge and a place where they belong.
SAMMY DAVIS, JR: I’VE GOTTA BE ME
Director: Sam Pollard
A star-studded roster of interviewees (including Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal) pay tribute to the legendary, multi-talented song-and-dance man.
SIGHTED EYES/FEELING HEART
Director: Tracy Heather Strain
A moving account of the life of black playwright, communist, feminist, lesbian and outspoken trailblazer Lorraine Hansberry (A RAISIN IN THE SUN).
Director: Jonathan Miller
An Egyptian lawyer, a couch-surfing custodian and an Orthodox Jew walk into a comedy club… and end up starring in a film about three unlikely aspiring stand-up comics.
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.