2018 DOC NYC in Focus: Special Events

In just over two weeks, on Thursday, November 8, the ninth edition of DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, begins. As the event’s Director of Programming, I’ve led the film selection, and, as in years past, will briefly spotlight our programming here, section by section.

Section:
Special Events, our tentpole screenings:

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
Director: John Chester
OPENING NIGHT
NYC PREMIERE

For over eight years, John and Molly Chester struggle to work with nature to establish a biodynamic farm, like a modern-day LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE.

BRESLIN AND HAMILL: DEADLINE ARTISTS
Directors: Jonathan Alter, John Block, and Steve McCarthy
CLOSING NIGHT
WORLD PREMIERE

Legendary newspaper columnists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill are profiled in this essential look at journalism in New York City.

DOCUMENTARY NOW! PRESENTS ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM: CO-OP
Director: Alex Buono
CENTERPIECE
WORLD PREMIERE

IFC’s comedy series DOCUMENTARY NOW!, which pays homage to nonfiction classics, presents an episode inspired by D.A. Pennebaker’s ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM: COMPANY.

More Info:
For full descriptions, a list of expected guests, screening details, and to purchase tickets, click on the individual titles above, and follow links for ticketing, where still available. Note that anything indicating Rush Only may still have tickets available day-of at the venue. Or consider purchasing one of DOC NYC’s several Pass options for access to a variety of programming.

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