Category Archives: Documentary

Streaming: CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER: THE JEFFREY DAHMER TAPES

Coming to Netflix tomorrow, Friday, October 7:
CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER: THE JEFFREY DAHMER TAPES

Director:
Joe Berlinger

World Premiere:
Netflix (October 2022)

About:
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to his gruesome crimes in unguarded interviews, offering an unsettling view into a disturbed mind.

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In Theatres: BATTLEGROUND

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, October 7:
BATTLEGROUND

Director:
Cynthia Lowen

World Premiere:
Tribeca 2022

About:
Heading distinctly different anti-choice organizations, three women lead the charge in their single-minded quest to overturn Roe v Wade.

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Streaming: BLUE ISLAND

Coming to OVID this Friday, October 7:
BLUE ISLAND

Director:
Chan Tze Woon

World Premiere:
Rotterdam 2022

Select Festivals:
New Directors/New Films, Hot Docs, Taiwan Doc

About:
A docufiction exploring Hong Kong’s protest movement and ensuing crackdown in the context of its history of rebellion.

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Streaming: OUR AMERICAN FAMILY

Coming to AMC+ this Friday, October 7:
OUR AMERICAN FAMILY

Director:
Hallee Adelman, Sean King O’Grady

World Premiere:
Woodstock 2021

Select Festivals:
Philadelphia

About:
An honest, unfiltered look at a close-knit Philadelphia family dealing with generational substance abuse.

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On TV: LA MANPLESA: AN UPRISING REMEMBERED

Coming to The WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed tomorrow, Thursday, October 6:
LA MANPLESA: AN UPRISING REMEMBERED

Director:
Ellie Walton

Select Festivals:
AFI Latin American, San Diego Latino, Festival de Cine Latino Americano, Bethesda

About:
Testimony, song, poetry, and street theater explores the collective memory of the 1991 rebellion that took place in a Washington DC Latinx neighborhood to protest the police shooting of a young Salvadoran man.

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Streaming: SCHEME BIRDS

Coming to OVID this Thursday, October 6:
SCHEME BIRDS

Director:
Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin

World Premiere:
Tribeca 2019

Select Festivals:
IDFA, Hot Docs, Sydney, Biografilm, DMZ Docs, Zurich, Vancouver, Docs Against Gravity, Thessaloniki Doc, Taiwan Doc

About:
As her childhood turns into motherhood, teenage troublemaker Gemma comes of age in her fading Scottish steel town – but in a place where “you either get knocked up or locked up,” innocent games can easily turn into serious crime.

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On DVD: THE US AND THE HOLOCAUST

Courtesy PBS

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, October 4:
THE US AND THE HOLOCAUST

Director:
Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein

World Premiere:
Telluride 2022 (episode 1)

About:
A three-part examination of America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the twentieth century, when public indifference, bureaucratic red tape, and restrictive quota laws stood in the way of supporting those who sought to escape the Holocaust.

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On DVD: ‘TIL KINGDOM COME

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, October 4:
‘TIL KINGDOM COME

Director:
Maya Zinshtein

World Premiere:
Docaviv 2020

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, IDFA, Chicago, Denver, Double Exposure

About:
An investigation of unlikely political bedfellows between America and Israel.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On DVD: THREE MINUTES — A LENGTHENING

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo: Family Affair Films

Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, October 4:
THREE MINUTES — A LENGTHENING

Director:
Bianca Stigter

World Premiere:
Venice 2021

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Toronto, IDFA, DOC NYC, Philadelphia, Göteborg, Thessaloniki Doc, Provincetown, Sydney, Cleveland, Docs Against Gravity

About:
A home movie shot by David Kurtz in 1938 in a Jewish town in Poland – the only moving images left of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk before the Holocaust – is examined to unravel the stories hidden in the celluloid.

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On TV: HARRIET TUBMAN: VISIONS OF FREEDOM

Courtesy PBS

Coming to PBS tomorrow, Tuesday, October 4:
HARRIET TUBMAN: VISIONS OF FREEDOM

Director:
Stanley Nelson

World Premiere:
PBS broadcast (October 2022)

About:
A portrait of the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery.

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