2018 DOC NYC in Focus: American Perspectives

VERY SENIOR – ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING

Festival:
DOC NYC

Dates:
November 8-15

Section:
American Perspectives, which highlights stories from around the US:

THE BLESSING
Directors: Hunter Robert Baker, Jordan Fein
NYC PREMIERE

Deep in the Navajo Nation, one family struggles with contradictions as a coal company offers employment while destroying the community’s sacred homeland.

CITY OF JOEL
Director: Jesse Sweet
NYC PREMIERE

In Monroe, NY, 50 miles north of NYC, a fast-growing Hasidic community sets off a turf war with political, economic and religious implications.

THE CITY THAT SOLD AMERICA
Director: Ky Dickens
NYC PREMIERE

A playful and informative look at the key role Chicago has played in modern advertising and its impact on pop culture.

EMANUEL
Director: Brian Ivie
NYC PREMIERE

In the aftermath of the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a community grapples with justice, faith and forgiveness.

HARVEST SEASON
Director: Bernardo Ruiz
NYC PREMIERE

Set in California’s Napa and Sonoma Valley wine country, this film celebrates the unsung workers and small producers, from vine to vintage.

HILLBILLY
Directors: Sally Rubin, Ashley York
NYC PREMIERE

Ashley York returns to her hometown in Appalachia where, contrary to dismissive stereotypes, she shows a diverse, complex and proud community.

NORTH POLE, NY
Director: Ali Cotterill
NYC PREMIERE

Upstate New York’s Santa’s Workshop theme park struggles to overcome economic challenges and a con man who tries to steal Christmas.

THE PROVIDERS
Directors: Anna Moot-Levin, Laura Green
NYC PREMIERE

In rural New Mexico, healthcare workers serve a community hard hit by the opioid crisis and still reeling from the 2008 recession.

VERY SENIOR – ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
Director: susan gluth
WORLD PREMIERE

In Sun City AZ, seniors in a retirement community demonstrate the art of aging gracefully while making one’s own choices.

WHILE I BREATHE, I HOPE
Director: Emily Harrold
NYC PREMIERE

Young, African-American, and a Democrat, Bakari Sellers faces an uphill struggle as he runs for lieutenant governor in South Carolina.

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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