2017 DOC NYC in Focus: Behind the Scenes

JIM & ANDY: THE GREAT BEYOND…


Next up in my DOC NYC spotlight are films about filmmaking:

Behind the Scenes

BLUE VELVET REVISITED

BLUE VELVET REVISITED
Director: Peter Braatz
NYC PREMIERE

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
NYC PREMIERE

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.

KING COHEN

KING COHEN
Director: Steve Mitchell
NYC PREMIERE

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.”

SAVING BRINTON

SAVING BRINTON
Directors: Andrew Sherburne and Tommy Haines
NYC PREMIERE

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

SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
US PREMIERE

A deliciously scandalous portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

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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