Category Archives: Film Festivals

In Theatres: OF FATHERS AND SONS

photo by Kahtan Hasson and Talal Derki

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, November 16:
OF FATHERS AND SONS

Director:
Talal Derki

Premiere:
IDFA 2017

Select Festivals:
Sundance, DOC NYC, Hot Docs, ZagrebDox, True/False, One World, Thessaloniki, CPH:DOX, Full Frame, Cleveland, DocumentaMadrid, Sydney, Munich, Melbourne, Camden, El Gouna, Hamptons, Sun Valley, Sarasota

About:
An in-depth look at a radical jihadist and his family in Syria.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: THE LAST RACE

Coming to theatres and to VOD this Friday, November 16:
THE LAST RACE

Director:
Michael Dweck

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Hamptons, Hot Springs Doc, Gold Coast, Florida, Denver, Virginia

About:
An exploration of a once-thriving but now vanishing subculture of stock car racing in Long Island.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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IDFA 2018 Overview, Part Two

Festival:
The 31st IDFA

Dates:
November 14-25

About:
Yesterday’s post on the largest documentary festival in the world covered its competitive sections, while today’s looks at non-competitive programming. Continue reading

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IDFA 2018 Overview, Part One

Festival:
The 31st IDFA

Dates:
November 14-25

About:
The world’s largest nonfiction event welcomes new artistic director Orwa Nyrabia with this edition, showcasing nearly 160 new and recent documentary features. Because of the size of the event, this overview is split in two, with today’s post covering the competition sections and tomorrow’s the non-competitive strands. Continue reading

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On TV: THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING

Coming to HBO tonight, Monday, November 12:
THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING

Director:
Nathaniel Kahn

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, CPH:DOX, Provincetown, New Zealand, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Athens, Adelaide

About:
A privileged look into the intersection of high art and commerce.

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

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On TV: THE CLEANERS

Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens tonight, Monday, November 12:
THE CLEANERS

Directors:
Moritz Riesewieck and Hans Block

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Rotterdam, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, Docs Against Gravity, Sydney, Sheffield, Human Rights Watch, DOK.fest Munich, Zurcih, Reykjavik, Adelaide

About:
A revealing look at the hidden figures who police social media.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: CHEF FLYNN

Coming to theatres today, Friday, November 9:
CHEF FLYNN

Director:
Cameron Yates

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Berlin, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, SXSW, San Francisco, Cleveland, BAFICI, Docaviv, Sydney, Nashville, Traverse City, DMZ Docs, Film Columbia

About:
A compelling coming of age portrait of a talented young chef.

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

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