Category Archives: Film Festivals

Special Screening: THIS IS PERSONAL

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center series tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16:
THIS IS PERSONAL

Director:
Amy Berg

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Athena

About:
A candid look at the work and challenges of modern day feminist activism.

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

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San Francisco 2019: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 62nd San Francisco International Film Festival

Dates:
April 10-23

About:
Nonfiction makes up approximately half of this beloved Bay Area event’s 85 features. Continue reading

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On VOD: BISBEE ’17

Coming to VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9:
BISBEE ’17

Director:
Robert Greene

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, CPH:DOX, Visions du Reel, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, BAMcinemaFest, Sydney, Jeonju, Minneapolis/St Paul, Cleveland

About:
An old town on the Arizona-Mexico border collectively confronts the darkest episode in its history.

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

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Special Screening: HAIL SATAN?

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9:
HAIL SATAN?

Director:
Penny Lane

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, Full Frame, San Francisco, What The Fest!?, Salem, Boston Underground, Freep, Sidewalk

About:
A provocative exploration of the separation of church and state through the unlikely rise of the Satanic Temple religious movement.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Visions du Réel 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 50th Visions du Réel

Dates:
April 5-13

About:
This notable Swiss nonfiction event reaches a landmark anniversary year with a lineup of nearly 80 new documentary features, in addition to extensive retrospective programming. Continue reading

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It’s All True 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 24th É Tudo Verdade/It’s All True

Dates:
April 4-14

About:
Just over 30 feature docs are presented in this respected Brazilian event. Continue reading

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Full Frame 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 22nd Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Dates:
April 4-7

About:
Approximately 50 new and recent feature docs, plus several retrospective works, appear at this Durham NC event. Continue reading

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