Category Archives: Film Festivals

In Theatres: RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

Coming to theatres today, Wednesday, July 26:
RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

Directors:
Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Edinburgh, Thessaloniki Doc, Cleveland, Florida, DOXA, DOK Fest Munich, Docs Against Gravity, Seattle, Big Sky Doc, Biografilm, Sydney, AFI Docs, In-Edit, Traverse City

About:
A celebration of the unheralded Native roots of popular music.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Asian American International 2017: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 40th Asian American International Film Festival

Dates:
July 26-August 5

About:
The first and longest-running Asian/Asian American fest presents more than 25 new features – docs making up half that’s number. Continue reading

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Traverse City 2017: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 13th Traverse City Film Festival

Dates:
July 25-30

About:
Approximately 100 features screen at this event founded by Michael Moore, including over 40 feature docs. Continue reading

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In Theatres & On VOD: CHASING CORAL

Coming to theatres and to VOD via Netflix tomorrow, Friday, July 14:
CHASING CORAL

Director:
Jeff Orlowski

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
SXSW, Hot Docs, Sundance London, San Francisco, Boulder, Seattle, Sydney

About:
A race to chronicle the climate change-driven destruction of coral reefs around the world.

I previously profiled the doc before Sundance

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Jerusalem 2017: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 34th Jerusalem Film Festival

Dates:
July 13-23

About:
Approximately 100 new and recent features screen at the Israeli event, with a third representing nonfiction work. Continue reading

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In Theatres: 500 YEARS

Coming to theatres today, Wednesday, July 12:
500 YEARS

Director:
Pamela Yates

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Human Rights Geneva, Human Rights Watch London, Ashland, Full Frame, Seattle, Human Rights Watch New York

About:
The completion of a 35-year trilogy focused on the resistance of Guatemala’s indigenous Mayan population.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

Coming to VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, July 11:
ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

Director:
Michał Marczak

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
True/False, IDFA, CPH:DOX, San Francisco, Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary, Sarajevo, Bergen, Zurich, Singapore, Stockholm, Full Frame, Ambulante

About:
A hybrid profile of Warsaw twentysomethings living in the now.

I profiled the film before Sundance here.

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