Category Archives: Film Festivals

On TV/DVD: TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens this coming Monday, February 19 and to DVD on Tuesday, February 20:
TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Director:
Stanley Nelson

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
TK

About:
An exploration of the pivotal role played by historically Black institutions of higher learning in American society.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Big Sky Documentary 2018 Overview

Festival:
The 15th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Dates:
February 16-25

About:
Montana’s largest film event includes more than 50 features as well as shorts and extensive retrospective programming. Continue reading

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Documentary Fortnight 2018 Overview

Festival:
The 17th Documentary Fortnight

Dates:
February 15-26

About:
Nearly two dozen new or recent features, in addition to retrospective programming, make up MoMA’s annual nonfiction showcase. Continue reading

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Berlin 2018: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 68th Berlinale

Dates:
February 15-25

About:
More than 80 new and recent documentaries are included in a lineup of nearly 250 features in Germany’s A-list event. Continue reading

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On DVD: TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON

Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, February 6:
TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON

Director:
Rory Kennedy

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Sarasota, San Sebastian, Newport Beach, Full Frame, SF DocFest

About:
A portrait of the iconoclastic athlete who revolutionized big wave surfing.

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

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Special Screening, In Theatres & On VOD: SEEING ALLRED

SEEING ALLRED | Courtesy of Sundance Insitute | photo by Alex Pollini

Coming to NYC’s Stranger Than Fiction series tomorrow, Tuesday, February 6 and to theatres and Netflix this Friday, February 9:
SEEING ALLRED

Directors:
Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

About:
A candid portrait of controversial women’s rights advocate Gloria Allred.

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

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On TV: WINNIE

Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens today, Monday, February 5:
WINNIE

Director:
Pascale Lamche

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Encounters, Hot Docs, Sheffield, Doclisboa, Seattle, Sydney, Biografilm, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Vancouver, Warsaw

About:
A profile of polarizing South African political leader and activist Winnie Mandela.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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