Next up in my DOC NYC spotlight are films about filmmaking:
BLUE VELVET REVISITED
Director: Peter Braatz
Three decades after documenting the filming of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, the director crafts a unconventional yet accessible meditation on the cult classic film.
JIM & ANDY: THE GREAT BEYOND – FEATURING A VERY SPECIAL, CONTRACTUALLY OBLIGATED MENTION OF TONY CLIFTON
Director: Chris Smith
Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith (AMERICAN MOVIE) reveals just how fully Jim Carrey took on the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of MAN ON THE MOON.
Director: Steve Mitchell
A look at the heyday of guerrilla filmmaking through a celebration of the work of maverick filmmaker Larry Cohen, known as “the John Cassavetes of exploitation.”
Directors: Andrew Sherburne and Tommy Haines
An eccentric collector is on a mission to restore and preserve a cache of early films and cinema memorabilia, the legacy of a pioneering but forgotten Iowa showman.
SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
A deliciously scandalous portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.
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.