The 17th SF DocFest
May 31-June 14
This San Francisco event presents just under 50 nonfiction features.
COBBY: THE OTHER SIDE OF CUTE
Among the world or US premieres at the festival are: Michael Vale and Donna McRae’s COBBY: THE OTHER SIDE OF CUTE
, which explores the life of a chimpanzee television star; Todd McGrain’s ELEPHANT PATH
, on the dangers faced by elephants in the Central African Republic; Sriram Murali’s SAVING THE DARK
, on the impact of light pollution on our lives; and Trisha Ziff’s WITKIN AND WITKIN
, on twin brothers who express themselves through acclaimed photographic and painting work.
NORTH POLE, NY
Other films include: Ben Niles’ THE 5 BROWNS: DIGGING THROUGH THE DARKNESS
, a candid exploration of the impact of sexual abuse on a group of musical siblings; Ali Cotterill’s NORTH POLE, NY
, on a Christmas theme park’s struggle to survive; Sally Rubin and Ashley York’s HILLBILLY
, an exploration of the representation of rural America in media; Andrew MacCormak’s SICKBOY
, which follows a man with cystic fibrosis as he raises awareness and combats the stigma around the disease; Skizz Cyzyk’s ICEPICK TO THE MOON
, about a 1970s Southern misfit arts community; and Laurie Coyle’s ADIOS AMOR: THE SEARCH FOR MARIA MORENO
, the story of an unheralded champion for farmworkers’ rights.