Category Archives: Film Festivals

On DVD: TICKLED

tickledNew to DVD this week:
TICKLED

Directors:
David Farrier and Dylan Reeve

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, Cleveland, Sarasota, San Francisco, Hot Docs, Montclair, Seattle, Sydney, Auckland

About:
Journalists embark on a wild investigation into an online fetish subculture.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Hot Docs 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 26th Hot Docs

Dates:
April 25-May 5

About:
Approximately 150 new features, in addition to several retrospective presentations, make up the lineup of North America’s largest documentary festival. Continue reading

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Special Screening: A THOUSAND THOUGHTS

Coming to NYC’s Town Hall tomorrow, Thursday, April 25:
A THOUSAND THOUGHTS

Directors:
Sam Green and Joe Bini

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
San Francisco

About:
A live documentary telling the story of acclaimed contemporary classical music ensemble Kronos Quartet.

My pre-Sundance profile of the doc may be found here.

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On DVD: HAL

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, April 23:
HAL

Director:
Amy Scott

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Telluride, AFI Docs, Full Frame, San Francisco, Seattle, Traverse City, Edinburgh, Jerusalem, Lunenberg, Revelation, deadCenter, Nashville, Cleveland, Montclair

About:
A celebration of maverick director Hal Ashby.

My pre-Sundance profile of the doc may be found here.

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Tribeca 2019: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 18th Tribeca Film Festival

Dates:
April 24-May 5

About:
Approximately 65 feature-length documentary films or docuseries – nearly half the festival’s lineup – are included in this popular NYC event, spread out in various sections noted below. Included are two of its three Galas: Opening night presentation THE APOLLO, Roger Ross Williams’ exploration of the history and cultural significance of the legendary Harlem performance space; and THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE HUNGRY, Nicole Lucas Haimes’ look at the fierce rivalry between the frontrunners of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, which kicks off the sidebar Tribeca Sports Film Festival. Continue reading

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Special Screening: KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23:
KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

Director:
Rachel Lears

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
SXSW, Hot Docs, True/False, Full Frame, Athena, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago Doc 10

About:
Four progressive political newcomers – including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – seek to unseat entrenched incumbents.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Art of the Real 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 6th Art of the Real

Dates:
April 18-28

About:
The Film Society of Lincoln Center includes 20 new features in this annual showcase of innovative nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking. Continue reading

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