Category Archives: Film Festivals

On VOD: LORENA

LORENA | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Coming to Amazon Prime today, Friday, February 15:
LORENA

Director:
Joshua Rofé

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

About:
An exploration of the notorious case of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt

I profiled the doc series before Sundance here.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Documentary, Film, Film Festivals, Recommendations, Releases, Sundance

Big Sky Documentary 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 16th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Dates:
February 15-24

About:
Nearly 60 new or recent doc features screen as part of Montana’s largest film event. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Documentary, Film, Film Festivals, Overviews, Recommendations

On DVD & Digital Download: NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER

photo by PJ Norman

New to DVD and digital download this week:
NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER

Director:
Narcissister

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
SXSW, Locarno, Frameline, Outfest, Stockholm

About:
Against the backdrop of her provocative and inventive performance, Narcissister reflects on the personal impact of her mother’s illness and death.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Documentary, Film, Film Festivals, Recommendations, Releases, Sundance

On TV: STUDIO 54

Coming to A&E tonight, Monday, February 11:
STUDIO 54

Director:
Matt Tyrnauer

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Tribeca, Full Frame, CPH:DOX, Reykjavik, Provincetown, Santa Barbara, Hot Springs Doc, Savannah, Vancouver, Sidewalk, Outfest, Frameline

About:
A look back at the meteoric rise and crushing fall of the legendary NYC nightclub.

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Documentary, Film, Film Festivals, Recommendations, Sundance

On TV: HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens tonight, Monday, February 11:
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

Director:
RaMell Ross

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, True/False, New Directors/New Films, Full Frame, Sheffield, Ambulante, Champs-Élysées, Maryland, DOK.fest Munich, Martha’s Vineyard African American, San Francisco, Montclair

Notable Recognition:
The documentary has been nominated for the Academy Awards.

About:
An impressionistic portrait of two young African American men in the American South.

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Documentary, Film, Film Festivals, Recommendations, Releases, Sundance

On TV: WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

photo by Jim Judkis

Coming to both HBO and PBS tomorrow, Saturday, February 9:
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Director:
Morgan Neville

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, SXSW, True/False, San Francisco, Montclair, Seattle, Cleveland, Minneapolis St Paul, Wisconsin, Boulder, Miami

Notable Recognition:
The doc was shortlisted for the Academy Awards.

About:
A moving exploration of the enduring impact of children’s television show host Fred Rogers on generations of viewers through his pioneering program, MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Documentary, Film, Film Festivals, Recommendations, Releases, Sundance

Berlin 2019: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 69th Berlinale

Dates:
February 7-17

About:
Germany’s premier film festival showcases 85 new documentaries among its nearly 230 feature offerings. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Documentary, Film, Film Festivals, Overviews, Recommendations