Category Archives: Film Festivals

In Theatres: MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN

Coming to theatres today, Friday, October 4:
MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN

Director:
Alexandre O Philippe

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary, BAFICI, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Seattle, Munich, Hawaii, Istanbul, Sitges, Taipei Golden Horse

About:
An expansive film essay on the origins of ALIEN.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER

Coming to theatres today, Friday, October 4:
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER

Director:
Beniamino Barrese

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, Cartagena, DokuFest, Docs Against Gravity, Transilvania, Shanghai, Munich, Biografilm, MakeDox, Taipei, Frameline

About:
The filmmaker films his mother as she plans to leave the modern world behind.

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

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Woodstock 2019: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 20th Woodstock Film Festival

Dates:
October 2-6

About:
This Hudson Valley NY event caps off its second decade with just over 50 features, half of them nonfiction. Continue reading

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London 2019: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 63rd BFI London Film Festival

Dates:
October 2-13

About:
Nonfiction makes up about a fifth of this notable UK event’s 200+ lineup. Continue reading

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On DVD/VOD: MAIDEN

Coming to DVD and VOD today, Tuesday, October 1:
MAIDEN

Director:
Alex Holmes

World Premiere:
Toronto 2018

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Nantucket, SXSW, IDFA, CPH:DOX, Tribeca, Seattle, Biografilm, DocPoint, Glasgow, Dublin, Sydney

About:
The immersive, against-all-odds story of sailor Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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New York Film Festival 2019: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 57th New York Film Festival

Dates:
September 27-October 13

About:
Film at Lincoln Center’s beloved Fall fest showcases 19 works of nonfiction in its slate of 50 features. Continue reading

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In Theatres: ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

photo by Edward Burtynsky

Coming to theatres for a one-night only nationwide special release tomorrow, Wednesday, September 25:
ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

Directors:
Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky

World Premiere:
Toronto 2018

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Berlin, Cleveland, Washington DC Enviro, Calgary, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Doc10, Docs Against Gravity, Sydney, Sheffield, Revelation Perth, Melbourne Doc, DokuFest

About:
A striking visual chronicle of human impact on the planet.

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

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