Category Archives: Film Festivals

Art of the Real 2018 Overview

Festival:
The 5th annual Art of the Real

Dates:
April 26-May 6

About:
Twenty new features are included in the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual showcase of innovative documentary and hybrid storytelling. Continue reading

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On TV: LOOK & SEE: A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY


Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens this coming Monday, April 23:
LOOK & SEE: A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY

Director:
Laura Dunn

Co-Director:
Jef Sewell

Premiere:
SXSW 2016 (earlier version titled THE SEER)

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Nantucket, Hot Docs, Montclair, Berlin, Nashville, RiverRun

About:
A profile of the outspoken author and environmentalist through his immediate surroundings.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Tribeca 2018: Documentary Overview


Festival:
The 17th Tribeca Film Festival

Dates:
April 18-29

About:
The popular NYC event includes just over 50 new nonfiction features and series, nearly half of the lineup, including its bookends: Lisa D’Apolito’s intimate biography of Gilda Radner, LOVE, GILDA, opens the festival; while Liz Garbus’ docuseries, THE FOURTH ESTATE, an inside look at The New York Times‘ coverage of the Trump administration, is the fest’s closing night screening. I’ll be serving on the jury for the 2018 Albert Maysles Award (Best New Documentary Director Award), and am looking forward to watching all the films in my category over the next week. Continue reading

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It’s All True 2018 Overview

Festival:
The 23rd É Tudo Verdade/It’s All True

Dates:
April 12-22

About:
This documentary showcases brings approximately 30 new and recent features to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Continue reading

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In Theatres: THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY

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Coming to theatres today, Friday, April 6:
THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY

Director:
Alexandra Shiva

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Cleveland, Full Frame, Florida, Salem

About:
A look at the experiences of newly arrived Syrian refugees in Baltimore.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Full Frame 2018 Overview

Festival:
The 21st Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Dates:
April 5-8

About:
This respected Durham NC nonfiction event showcases more than 50 new documentary features. Continue reading

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San Francisco 2018: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 61st San Francisco International Film Festival

Dates:
April 4-17

About:
The long-running Bay Area event includes approximately 100 features, among them 40 documentaries. Continue reading

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