2017 DOC NYC in Focus: Wild Life

RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE


Films about our relationship with the animal world are the focus of today’s DOC NYC spotlight:

Wild Life

DONKEYOTE

DONKEYOTE
Director: Chico Pereira
NYC PREMIERE

A 73-year-old Spanish man dreams of walking the Trail of Tears with his donkey and his dog – but getting to America from Spain presents a challenge.

EATING ANIMALS

EATING ANIMALS
Director: Christopher Quinn
NYC PREMIERE

Based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer and produced and narrated by Natalie Portman, this unflinching exposé looks at the devastating costs of our dietary choices.

RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE
Directors: Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer
WORLD PREMIERE

This quirky film follows bounty hunters and other colorful Gulf residents as they try to defend Louisiana from the invasive giant swamp rat known as the nutria.

SAMANTHA’S AMAZING ACROCATS

SAMANTHA’S AMAZING ACROCATS
Director: Jacob Feiring
NYC PREMIERE

A woman pins her dreams of stardom on a traveling cat circus, but how long can she hold on as debt mounts and success seems elusive?

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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