The 19th Documentary Fortnight
This year’s edition of MoMA’s annual nonfiction showcase presents more than 30 new and recent features, hybrids, shorts, VR, and performances.
Among the event’s world premieres are: Kazuhiro Soda’s ZERO
, a portrait of a physician facing mortality; Spencer Leigh’s RAYMOND PETTIBON: A COLLECTION OF LINES
, a longitudinal portrait of the elusive artist and his work; and Mischa Richter’s I AM A TOWN
, a portrait of Provincetown. North American debuts include: Davide Maldi’s THE YOUNG OBSERVANT
, which focuses on a misfit at an Italian hospitality school; and Paweł Wojtasik’s EVERY PULSE OF THE HEART IS WORK
, a study of a diverse range of people at work.
Making their US premieres are: Denis Côté’s WILCOX
, which follows a mysterious stranger living off the grid in the woods of Quebec; Alyx Ayn Arumpac’s ASWANG
, about Filipino president Duterte’s extrajudicial murders of drug addicts and dealers; Ben Rivers’ GHOST STRATA
, a meditation on geological and film time; and Kazuo Hara’s REIWA UPRISING
, about a transgender professor seeking political office; while NYC premieres include work like Rúnar Rúnarsson’s ECHO
, a vignette-based exploration of Icelandic yuletide celebrations.