Category Archives: Film Festivals

BAMcinemaFest 2019: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 11th BAMcinemaFest

Dates:
June 12-23

About:
Nearly half of this well-curated Brooklyn event’s lineup consists of docs. Continue reading

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Special Screenings: THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY

photo by Orlando Brito

Coming to NYC’s Rooftop Films tonight, Tuesday, June 11 and to Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12:
THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY

Director:
Petra Costa

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, San Francisco, Montclair, IndieLisboa, Biografilm

About:
A cautionary tale about Brazil’s recent political scandals.

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

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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 26th Sheffield Doc/Fest

Dates:
June 6-11

About:
This popular British event presents more than 100 new and recent features, organized into several thematic sections. Continue reading

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Encounters 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 21st Encounters: South African International Documentary Festival

Dates:
June 6-16

About:
Approximately 30 nonfiction features screen in Cape Town and Johannesburg for Africa’s largest documentary event. Continue reading

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Sydney 2019: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 66th Sydney Film Festival

Dates:
June 5-16

About:
More than 70 feature documentaries are included in this long-running Australian event. Continue reading

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On VOD: THE BRINK

Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, June 4:
THE BRINK

Director:
Alison Klayman

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Cleveland, Docville

About:
Steve Bannon, post-White House.

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

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On VOD: ASK DR RUTH

photo by David Paul Jacobson

Coming to Hulu tomorrow, Saturday, June 1:
ASK DR RUTH

Director:
Ryan White

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Tribeca, San Francisco, Full Frame, Miami, IFF Boston, Miami Jewish

About:
A profile of the world-famous sex therapist and Holocaust survivor, Dr Ruth Westheimer.

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

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