Category Archives: Documentary

Streaming: THE BOOKSELLERS

Coming to OVID today, Thursday, November 17:
THE BOOKSELLERS

Director:
DW Young

World Premiere:
New York Film Festival 2019

Select Festivals:
St Louis, Miami Jewish, RiverRun, Sebastopol Doc, Victoria

About:
An affectionate portrait of NYC’s community of rare book dealers and collectors.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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Streaming: RONNIE’S

Coming to OVID today, Thursday, November 17:
RONNIE’S

Director:
Oliver Murray

World Premiere:
UK theatrical release (October 2020)

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, RiverRun

About:
The story of the legendary London night club and the musician for whom it was named.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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Streaming: THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET

New to OVID this week:
THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET

Director:
Jeremy Workman

World Premiere:
SXSW 2018

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Denver, IFF Boston, Nashville, RiverRun, Newport Beach, deadCENTER, Heartland, Bergen, Woodstock, Hot Springs Doc

About:
A man explores NYC by walking every single one of its streets.

I previously wrote about the film here.

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Streaming: I AM VANESSA GUILLEN

Courtesy of Netflix

Coming to Netflix tomorrow, Thursday, November 17:
I AM VANESSA GUILLEN

Director:
Christy Wegener

World Premiere:
Netflix (November 2022)

About:
Vanessa Guillen was 20 years old when she was found murdered at a US Army base. Rather than submit to silence, her family fought for justice and change.

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Streaming: PEPSI, WHERE’S MY JET?

Courtesy of Netflix

Coming to Netflix tomorrow, Thursday, November 17:
PEPSI, WHERE’S MY JET?

Director:
Andrew Renzi

World Premiere:
Netflix (November 2022)

About:
When a 20-year-old attempts to win a fighter jet in a Pepsi sweepstakes, he sets the stage for a David versus Goliath court battle for the history books.

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RIDM 2022 Overview

Festival:
The 25th RIDM

Dates:
November 17-27

About:
Montreal’s premier nonfiction event showcases approximately 60 new and recent documentary features.

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Streaming: IN HER HANDS

Coming to Netflix tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16:
IN HER HANDS

Director:
Tamana Ayazi, Marcel Mettelsiefen

World Premiere:
Toronto 2022

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Camden, Hamptons

About:
In the months leading up to the Taliban takeover in 2021, Afghanistan’s youngest female mayor, Zarifa Ghafari, deals with danger, uncertainty, and personal turmoil.

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On TV & Streaming: MASTER OF LIGHT

Coming to HBO and HBO Max tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16:
MASTER OF LIGHT

Director:
Rosa Ruth Boesten

World Premiere:
SXSW 2022

Select Festivals:
San Francisco, DOC NYC

About:
George Anthony Morton, a classical painter who spent ten years in federal prison, travels to his hometown to paint his family members, forcing him to face his past in a quest to rewrite the script of his life.

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On DVD: WHEN CLAUDE GOT SHOT

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, November 15:
WHEN CLAUDE GOT SHOT

Director:
Brad Lichtenstein

World Premiere:
SXSW 2021

Select Festivals:
Milwaukee, Hot Springs Doc, St Louis, Portland

About:
Three strangers’ lives become inextricably entwined by a weekend of gun violence.

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On DVD: KADDISH

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, November 15:
KADDISH

Director:
Steve Brand

World Premiere:
New Directors/New Films 1984

Select Festivals:
Sundance, New York Jewish

About:
A candid portrait of Yossi Klein Halevi, a young Jewish man who would go on to become a noted writer and activist, as he comes to terms with his father’s traumatic history as a Holocaust survivor.

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