ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL
Director: Steve James
Steve James (HOOP DREAMS) profiles a small, family-run Chinatown bank – the only financial institution indicted following the 2008 financial crisis.
THE B-SIDE: ELSA DORFMAN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
Director: Errol Morris
DOC NYC’s Visionaries Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Errol Morris (THE FOG OF WAR) profiles legendary large-format photographer Elsa Dorfman.
Director: Jeff Orlowski
Following his acclaimed film CHASING ICE, director Jeff Orlowski sets out to chronicle the environmental devastation happening to the world’s coral reefs.
CITY OF GHOSTS
Director: Matt Heineman
Anonymous Syrian citizen journalists risk their lives to stand up against ISIS and report the truth about the Syrian conflict.
Directors: Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles
An unforgettable couple, both on the autism spectrum, navigate the complexities of sex and romance in this Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film.
Directors: Agnès Varda and JR
French New Wave legend Agnès Varda and acclaimed photographer JR travel the French countryside, celebrating ordinary people through extraordinary photo murals.
THE FINAL YEAR
Director: Greg Barker
NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE
Greg Barker gives an unprecedented look at the shaping of US foreign policy by following key members of outgoing US President Barack Obama’s administration.
Director: Peter Nicks
An immersion into the beleaguered Oakland Police Department as it attempts to reform its scandal-ridden image.
Director: Bryan Fogel
An unexpected exposé of a complex doping operation at the heart of Russia’s Olympics program.
Director: Brett Morgen
Brett Morgen (ON THE ROPES) reconstitutes 50-year-old National Geographic footage into a poetic look at primatologist Jane Goodall.
Director: Ceyda Torun
This infectious portrait captures Istanbul through the eyes of its colorful street cats.
ONE OF US
Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
This year’s Visionaries Tribute honorees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (JESUS CAMP) penetrate the insular world of New York’s Hasidic community.
Director: Laura Poitras
Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (CITIZENFOUR) creates a complex portrait of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and his team.
Director: Amanda Lipitz
The inaugural class of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women strives for success both academically and through its fierce step dancing team.
Director: Yance Ford
Yance Ford explores the long-lasting impact on his African-American family of his brother’s murder, killed by a white man who was never punished for his crime.
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