Behind the Scenes, films about film and television:
BEYOND THE BOLEX
Director: Alyssa Bolsey
Alyssa Bolsey explores the iconic Bolex camera, invented by her great-grandfather, Jacques Bolsey, who was a Russian refugee during World War I.
Director: Michelle Esrick
With courage and humor, comedian and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE veteran Darrell Hammond reveals his dark history of child abuse.
THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES
Director: Mark Cousins
Mark Cousins takes a novel approach to Orson Welles by studying the legendary filmmaker’s paintings, drawings and doodles.
THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS
Director: Peter Medak
Director Peter Medak (THE RULING CLASS) revisits his ill-fated 1973 pirate film with Peter Sellers in a classic insider’s tale of movie-making madness and folly.
THE GREENAWAY ALPHABET
Director: Saskia Boddeke
Peter Greenaway (THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER) is profiled with an alphabetical word association, directed by his multimedia artist wife.
THE INSUFFERABLE GROO
Director: Scott Christopherson
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Stephen Groo, a Utah-based filmmaker of outlandish low-budget genre films with admirers like Jack Black, attempts an opus that may be his undoing.
THE ORANGE YEARS: THE NICKELODEON STORY
Directors: Scott Barber, Adam Sweeney
A nostalgic and entertaining look back at the early years of Nickelodeon, the TV network that let kids enjoy being kids.
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Director: Tom Donahue
Meryl Streep, Jessica Chastain, Shonda Rhimes and Geena Davis join a who’s who of Hollywood in this investigation of the entertainment industry’s systemic sexism.
UNITED WE FAN
Director: Michael Sparaga
Looking at fandom culture that rallied around shows like STAR TREK or CAGNEY AND LACEY, this film reflects on the meaning of pop culture devotion.
WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL
Director: Rob Garver
A nuanced portrait of controversial and influential film critic Pauline Kael revisits late-twentieth-century cinema through her words, followed by an extended Q&A.
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.
One response to “2018 DOC NYC in Focus: Behind the Scenes”
The Ghost of Peter Sellers is brilliant. Well with a look.