Category Archives: Film Festivals

DOC NYC 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 10th anniversary DOC NYC

Dates:
November 6-15

About:
I am the Director of Programming of this NYC event, America’s largest documentary film festival, which expands to 10 days for our anniversary year and presents 135 features, in addition to robust shorts programming and eight days of panels. With a lineup so large, this will serve to merely highlight our various strands, with a deeper dive at each section link below. Continue reading

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On VOD: THE ELEPHANT QUEEN

Coming to Apple TV+ today, Friday, November 1:
THE ELEPHANT QUEEN

Directors:
Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble

World Premiere:
Toronto 2018

Select Festivals:
Sundance, DOC NYC, Sydney, Montclair

About:
A pachyderm matriarch leads her family through the African savannah.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD/VOD: MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

New to DVD/VOD this week:
MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

Director:
Avi Belkin

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Sheffield, True/False, Docaviv, AFI Docs, Cleveland, Full Frame, Montclair, Sarasota, Doc10, Annapolis

About:
An exploration of the evolution of television journalism through the life and work of the legendary 60 MINUTES correspondent.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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DOK Leipzig 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 62nd DOK Leipzig

Dates:
October 28-November 3

About:
Approximately 80 new and recent docs – not counting many more retrospective screenings – are showcased at this acclaimed German event. Continue reading

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Jihlava 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 23rd Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

Dates:
October 24-29

About:
This respected Czech event presents approximately 100 new and recent features, as well as a robust schedule of retrospective programming. Continue reading

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On DVD: DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, October 22:
DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME

Director:
AJ Eaton

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, SXSW, Santa Barbara, Sun Valley, Seattle, Revelation Perth, Boulder

About:
A candid, warts and all portrait of the rock and roll legend.

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

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NewFest 2019: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 31st NewFest

Dates:
October 23-29

About:
Nonfiction makes up about just under half of the features lineup of New York’s LGBTQ film festival, an event I oversaw between 1996-2008. Continue reading

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