Category Archives: Film Festivals

On DVD: THE GOOD POSTMAN

Being re-issued on DVD today, Tuesday, June 12:
THE GOOD POSTMAN

Director:
Tonislav Hristov

Premiere:
IDFA 2017

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Full Frame, Human Rights Watch, Docaviv, Zagrebdox, One World, Thessaloniki Doc, Encounters, Bergen, Dokufest, Flahertiana, Shanghai, Göteborg, Movies That Matter, Docs Against Gravity

About:
An exploration of Europe’s refugee crisis through the lens of a Bulgarian village’s mayoral election.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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AFI Docs 2018 Overview

Festival:
The 16th AFI Docs

Dates:
June 13-17

About:
This Washington DC event showcases approximately 50 documentary features. Continue reading

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On DVD: MOTHERLAND

Being re-issued on DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, June 12:
MOTHERLAND

Director:
Ramona Diaz

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Berlin, Docville, San Francisco, Los Angeles Asian Pacific, Montclair, Docaviv, Sheffield, Sydney, Melbourne, Moscow

About:
An immersion into the world’s busiest maternity ward.

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

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In Theatres: HALF THE PICTURE

photo by Ashly Covington

Coming to theatres today, Friday, June 8:
HALF THE PICTURE

Director:
Amy Adrion

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
SXSW, San Francisco, Sarasota, Newport Beach, Inside Out, Greenwich, Lighthouse, Sydney

About:
A survey of the current state of gender bias in Hollywood filmmaking.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST

photo by Pierre Verdy

Coming to theatres today, Friday, June 8:
WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST

Director:
Lorna Tucker

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
True/False, CPH:DOX, BAFICI, Docs Against Gravity, Provincetown, Cleveland

About:
A candid profile of the uncompromising British designer.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: THE WORKERS CUP

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, June 8:
THE WORKERS CUP

Director:
Adam Sobel

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, Sheffield, It’s All True, Docs Against Gravity, Vilnius, Doc Edge, Human Rights Watch, Sydney, Zurich, Carthage, Cinema Verité, Palm Springs

About:
Migrant workers building Qatar’s World Cup infrastructure compete in their own soccer tournament.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

photo by Jim Judkis

Coming to select theatres tomorrow, Friday, June 8:
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Director:
Morgan Neville

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, SXSW, True/False, San Francisco, Montclair, Seattle, Cleveland, Minneapolis St Paul, Wisconsin, Boulder, Miami

About:
A moving exploration of the enduring impact of children’s television show host Fred Rogers on generations of viewers through his pioneering program, MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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