Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres & On VOD: MINDING THE GAP

Coming to theatres and to Hulu this Friday, August 17:
MINDING THE GAP

Director:
Bing Liu

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, Sheffield, CPH:DOX, DOXA, AFI Docs, Full Frame, Biografilm, Doc 10, Big Sky Doc, San Francisco, Cleveland, Freep, BAMcinemaFest, Sun Valley, San Diego Asian, LA Asian Pacific, CAAMFest, RiverRun, Newport Beach, Docs Against Gravity, Nashville, Guanajuato, Traverse City, Dokufest

About:
Friends from volatile homes, bonded over their love of skateboarding, face the responsibilities and complexities that come with adulthood.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening: OUR NEW PRESIDENT

Coming to NYC’s Rooftop Films this Thursday, August 9:
OUR NEW PRESIDENT

Director:
Maxim Pozdorovkin

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, Big Sky Doc, True/False, CPH:DOX, Miami, Biografilm, Traverse City, Sheffield, Minneapolis-St Paul, DOXA, Revelation Perth, Melbourne, New Zealand, Jerusalem

About:
American politics through the distinct, and decidedly warped, lens of the Russian newsmedia.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: RBG

Coming to VOD tomorrow, Friday, August 3:
RBG

Directors:
Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Miami, Cleveland, San Francisco, Montclair

About:
A portrait of legendary, outspoken US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: WHOSE STREETS?

Coming to PBS’s POV this coming Monday, July 30:
WHOSE STREETS?

Director:
Sabaah Folayan

Co-Director:
Damon Davis

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
True/False, San Francisco, Encounters, Sheffield, BAMcinemaFest, Seattle, Montclair, Maryland, Full Frame, RiverRun, Outfest, Provincetown, Atlanta

About:
An on-the-ground immersion into the Ferguson uprising.

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

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On DVD: HALF THE PICTURE

photo by Ashly Covington

New to DVD today, Tuesday, July 24:
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: GENERATION WEALTH

photo by Lauren Greenfield

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, July 20:
GENERATION WEALTH

Director:
Lauren Greenfield

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Berlin, SXSW, CPH:DOX, Docville, Full Frame, San Francisco, Sarasota, IFF Boston, Transilvania, Ambulante, Jeonju, Dallas, Docs Against Gravity, Greenwich, Provincetown

About:
A film essay and career retrospective examining society’s preoccupation with materialism.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND

photo by Mark Sennet

Coming to HBO tonight, Monday, July 16:
ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND

Director:
Marina Zenovich

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Karlovy Vary, San Francisco, Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard

About:
A revealing look at the life and career of the late comedian/actor.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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