2018 DOC NYC in Focus: Metropolis

DECADE OF FIRE

Festival:
DOC NYC

Dates:
November 8-15

Section:
Metropolis, our competition section focused on stories about New York City:

BARBARA RUBIN & THE EXPLODING NY UNDERGROUND
Director: Chuck Smith
US PREMIERE

The untold story of an influential figure who defied sexist conventions and enabled surprising connections in the 1960s New York underground film scene.

THE CANDIDATES
Directors: Alexandra Stergiou, Lexi Henigman
WORLD PREMIERE

In a Queens high school, a mock Presidential election sees a Russian-American as Donald Trump face off against a Pakistani-American as Hillary Clinton.

CREATING A CHARACTER: THE MONI YAKIM LEGACY
Director: Rauzar Alexander
WORLD PREMIERE

Legendary Juilliard acting teacher Moni Yakim, who taught Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Patti LuPone and countless others, gets his time in the spotlight.

DECADE OF FIRE
Director: Vivian Vazquez, Gretchen Hildebran
WORLD PREMIERE

The true, inside story behind the burning of the Bronx in the 1970s and how the community resisted, remained and rebuilt.

JAY MYSELF
Director: Stephen Wilkes
WORLD PREMIERE

For five decades, photographer Jay Maisel created an artistic wonderland in a six-story building on the Bowery, but now it’s time to move.

SEE KNOW EVIL
Director: Charles Curran
WORLD PREMIERE

At a young age, photographer Davide Sorrenti took New York City by storm in the 1990s and left an indelible imprint on the fashion world.

THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET
Director: Jeremy Workman
NYC PREMIERE

This charming portrait captures urban explorer Matt Green on his mission to walk every block of New York City.

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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