2018 DOC NYC in Focus: Portraits

BUZZ

Festival:
DOC NYC

Dates:
November 8-15

Section:
Portraits, revealing profiles of fascinating individuals:

BUZZ
Director: Andrew Shea
WORLD PREMIERE

While co-writing Caitlyn Jenner’s biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) tests his marriage with surprising revelations.

COMMANDER ARIAN: A STORY OF WOMEN, WAR & FREEDOM
Director: Alba Sotorra
NYC PREMIERE

Under threat from ISIS, Commander Arian gathers her all-women Kurdish battalion to rescue enslaved civilians in northern Syria.

THE FEMINIST
Director: Hampus Linder
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

This starkly intimate portrait of Sweden’s feminist trailblazer politician Gudrun Schyman serves as a rallying call in today’s political climate.

THE GREAT MOTHER
Directors: Dave LaMattina, Chad Walker
WORLD PREMIERE

Nora Sandigo has more than 2,000 kids, acting as the legal guardian for US-born children of undocumented immigrants.

I’M LEAVING NOW
Directors: Lindsey Cordero, Armando Croda
US PREMIERE

Felipe, an undocumented immigrant in NYC who has long struggled to support his family in Mexico, faces the limits of self-sacrifice.

LAILA AT THE BRIDGE
Directors: Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei
NYC PREMIERE

Self-proclaimed badass Laila offers salvation to drug addicts in Kabul, running a clinic with her brother, himself a recovered addict.

WELCOME TO THE BEYOND
Director: Brent Huff
WORLD PREMIERE

The surprising story of Hoyt Richards, the world’s first male supermodel… and secretly a member of the Eternal Values cult.

WORLDS OF URSULA K LE GUIN
Director: Arwen Curry
NYC PREMIERE

A moving and intimate profile of feminist sci-fi/fantasy author Ursula K Le Guin, featuring interviews with admirers like Neil Gaiman and David Mitchell.

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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