2018 DOC NYC in Focus: Centerstage

OLYMPIA

Festival:
DOC NYC

Dates:
November 8-15

Section:
Centerstage, which highlights performance:

CARE TO LAUGH
Director: Julie Getz
NYC PREMIERE

Jesus Trejo funnels his experiences as a caregiver to his elderly parents into disarmingly funny material for his stand-up routine.

CRAFTING AN ECHO
Director: Marco Williams
WORLD PREMIERE

Choreographer Andonis Foniadakis struggles to stage an ambitious work with the Martha Graham Dance Company with no shortage of behind-the-scenes drama.

THE ICE KING
Director: James Erskine
NYC PREMIERE

A profile of 1976 Gold medal-winning figure skater John Curry, arguably the first openly gay Olympic athlete and the creator of ice dancing.

OLYMPIA
Director: Harry Mavromichalis
WORLD PREMIERE

Follow Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis behind the scenes in this poetic profile of a stalwart New Yorker and beloved stage and screen treasure.

WE ARE NOT PRINCESSES
Directors: Bridgette Auger, Itab Azzam
WORLD PREMIERE

Refreshingly candid Syrian women find personal connections to Greek tragedy during a theater workshop in a Lebanese refugee camp.

WHEN ARABS DANCED
Director: Jawad Rhalib
NYC PREMIERE

Jawad Rhalib profiles artists in the Muslim world—including his mother, a Moroccan dancer—who seek freedom from stereotypes and repression.

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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