Category Archives: Documentary

In Theatres: WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND

Coming to theatres today, Friday, September 23:
WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND

Director:
Iliana Sosa

World Premiere:
SXSW 2022

Select Festivals:
Full Frame, MoMI First Look, Guanajuato, Camden, RiverRun, Tallgrass, Thin Line, Milwaukee, Latinx fests in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Austin, and Silver Spring

About:
A gentle love letter to farmworkers, mutual caregivers, and transnational families through the filmmaker’s portrait of her grandfather.

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In Theatres & On VOD: THE AMERICAN DREAM AND OTHER FAIRY TALES

Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Coming to theatres and VOD tomorrow, Friday, September 23:
THE AMERICAN DREAM AND OTHER FAIRY TALES

Director:
Abigail E Disney, Kathleen Hughes

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Traverse City

About:
Abigail Disney, using her family’s story to explore how systemic injustice took hold of America’s economy, asks why the American Dream has worked for the wealthy, yet is a nightmare for people born with less.

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In Theatres: INVISIBLE DEMONS

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, September 23:
INVISIBLE DEMONS

Director:
Rahul Jain

World Premiere:
Cannes 2021

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, BFI London, Zurich, Helsinki, El Gouna, Seattle, Movies That Matter, Mumbai

About:
In Delhi, a sprawling megacity where the dangers of climate change are present, not future, the filmmaker shows a world on the brink.

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In Theatres: NOTHING COMPARES

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Andrew Catlin

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, September 23:
NOTHING COMPARES

Director:
Kathryn Ferguson

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Seattle, Hot Docs, San Francisco, Edinburgh, Indielisboa

About:
The story of Sinéad O’Connor’s phenomenal rise to worldwide fame and subsequent exile from the pop mainstream.

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In Theatres: MY IMAGINARY COUNTRY (MI PAIS IMAGINARIO)

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, September 23:
MY IMAGINARY COUNTRY (MI PAIS IMAGINARIO)

Director:
Patricio Guzman

World Premiere:
Cannes 2022

Select Festivals:
Toronto, Camden, Jerusalem

About:
A chronicle of the recent history of Chile, including the social unrest that started in October 2019 that led to the rewriting of its constitution.

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Streaming: GOLDA MARIA

Coming to OVID today, Wednesday, September 21:
GOLDA MARIA

Director:
Patrick Sobelman, Hugo Sobelman

World Premiere:
Berlin 2020

Select Festivals:
Cinéma du Réel, Jerusalem

About:
A revisitation of an 1994 interview with the filmmakers’ Holocaust survivor grandmother.

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Streaming: ME TO PLAY

New to Fandor this week:
ME TO PLAY

Director:
Jim Bernfield 

World Premiere:
Slamdance 2021

Select Festivals:
Ashland, Florida

About:
As their bodies give way to Parkinson’s disease, two New York actors put their hearts into one final Off-Broadway production of Beckett’s ENDGAME.

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On VOD: THE STORY OF FILM: A NEW GENERATION

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New to VOD this week:
THE STORY OF FILM: A NEW GENERATION

Director:
Mark Cousins

World Premiere:
Cannes 2021

Select Festivals:
BFI London, Chicago, Lumiere, Palm Springs, Taipei Golden Horse, Stockholm, Hong Kong, Biografilm

About:
An examination of the most powerful movie images of the last decade, including the pandemic, to create an epic and hopeful tale of cinematic innovation from around the globe.

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Streaming: THE REAL BLING RING: HOLLYWOOD HEIST

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Coming to Netflix tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21:
THE REAL BLING RING: HOLLYWOOD HEIST

Director:
Miles Blayden-Ryall

World Premiere:
Channel 4 UK (April 2022)

About:
A group of LA teenagers arrested in 2009 for stealing from celebrity homes inspired a media frenzy and a movie – now, two of them tell their stories in this docuseries.

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On TV & Streaming: ESCAPE FROM KABUL

Coming to HBO and HBO Max tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21:
ESCAPE FROM KABUL

Director:
Jamie Roberts

World Premiere:
HBO broadcast (September 2022)

About:
An immersive look at 18 monumental days in August 2021,  from the US withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan through the subsequent evacuation of tens of thousands of Afghan citizens from Kabul airport after the Taliban seized the city.

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