2018 DOC NYC in Focus: In the System

OPERATION INFEKTION

Festival:
DOC NYC

Dates:
November 8-15

Section:
In the System, a new strand offering inside looks at institutions:

ALICIA
Director: Maasja Ooms
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

A gem of observational cinema, Maasja Ooms’ film portrays the emotional roller coaster experienced by a girl in foster care longing for love.

FALSE CONFESSIONS
Director: Katrine Philp
NYC PREMIERE

A dogged defense attorney is on a crusade to put a stop to coerced false confessions, exposing their destructive consequences.

THE HEAT: A KITCHEN (R)EVOLUTION
Director: Maya Gallus
NYC PREMIERE

Seven female chefs are profiled in a no-holds-barred exploration of the struggles faced by women in the restaurant industry.

INSIDE LEHMAN BROTHERS
Director: Jennifer Deschamps
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Ten years after Wall Street’s meltdown, Lehman Brothers whistleblowers look back on their efforts to sound an alarm.

OPERATION INFEKTION
Director: Adam Ellick
WORLD PREMIERE

By way of animation and riveting interviews with Soviet disinformation agents, this New York Times Op-Docs reverse-engineers the KGB playbook that concocted viral lies in a pre-Internet era.

OWNED: A TALE OF TWO AMERICAS
Director: Giorgio Angelini
NYC PREMIERE

An investigation of how greed, flawed economics and systemic racism have distorted the American dream of homeownership.

THE SCHOOL IN THE CLOUD
Director: Jerry Rothwell
NYC PREMIERE

The brainchild of TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra, a state of the art learning lab connects children in remote areas to teachers via the Internet.

SEE YOU TOMORROW, GOD WILLING!
Director: Ainara Vera
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Seventeen octogenarian Franciscan nuns in Spain take care of each other in this beautifully observed and often humorous portrait.

SOMEWHERE TO BE
Director: Peter Odabashian
WORLD PREMIERE

In NYC’s Greenwich House, seniors from all walks of life share stories in this heartwarming portrait that redefines the meaning of a good life.

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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