2018 DOC NYC in Focus: Jock Docs

MEMORY GAMES

Festival:
DOC NYC

Dates:
November 8-15

Section:
Jock Docs, which is focused on sports and games:

LIFE WITHOUT BASKETBALL
Directors: Tim O’Donnell, Jon Mercer
WORLD PREMIERE

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir fights the International Basketball Federation to wear the hijab during Division I competition.

MEMORY GAMES
Directors: Janet Tobias, Claus Wehlisch
WORLD PREMIERE

Inside the world championship of memory athletes, the abilities on display are unforgettable.

MY PERFECT WORLD: THE AARON HERNANDEZ STORY
Director: Geno McDermott
WORLD PREMIERE

Sports journalists Dan Wetzel and Kevin Armstrong track the scandal of New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez as he spiraled from stardom to infamy.

SCREWBALL
Director: Billy Corben
US PREMIERE

From the makers of COCAINE COWBOYS, this true crime comedy exposes baseball player Alex Rodriguez’s doping scandal with a hilarious profile of his drug supplier.

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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