2017 DOC NYC in Focus: Art & Design

MADDMAN: THE STEVE MADDEN STORY


My DOC NYC focus continues with a look at films about artists, architects, and designers:

Art & Design

44 PAGES

44 PAGES
Director: Tony Shaff
NYC PREMIERE

A heartwarming, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the landmark 70th anniversary issue of beloved children’s magazine, Highlights.

BIG TIME

BIG TIME
Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder
NYC PREMIERE

A portrait of superstar Danish architect Bjarke Ingels as he takes on his largest project yet, relocating to New York City to create the new 2 World Trade Center.

FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF

FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF
Director: Thomas Piper
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

A portrait of visionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf, known for public works like the High Line that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art.

LARGER THAN LIFE: THE KEVYN AUCOIN STORY

LARGER THAN LIFE: THE KEVYN AUCOIN STORY
Director: Tiffany Bartok
NYC PREMIERE

An intimate look at the life and death of Kevyn Aucoin, who moved from small town Louisiana to become a legendary makeup artist to supermodels and celebrities.

MADDMAN: THE STEVE MADDEN STORY
Director: Ben Patterson
NYC PREMIERE

The rags-to-riches story of designer footwear mogul Steve Madden, who nearly lost everything because of his connections to notorious “Wolf of Wall Street,” Jordan Belfort.

MORE ART UPSTAIRS

MORE ART UPSTAIRS
Director: Jody Hassett Sanchez
NYC PREMIERE

Who gets to decide what is good art? A competition touting the biggest cash prize in the art world finds cultural elitism butting up against Midwest populism.

MR FISH: CARTOONING FROM THE DEEP END

MR FISH: CARTOONING FROM THE DEEP END
Director: Pablo Bryant
NYC PREMIERE

Finding it increasingly challenging to publish his subversive art, will controversial political cartoonist Mr Fish be forced to sell out in order to sell his art?

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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