Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres: FRAMING AGNES

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Ava Benjamin Shorr

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, December 2:
FRAMING AGNES

Director:
Chase Joynt

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
Outfest, Provincetown, Cleveland, BFI Flare, Seattle, Vancouver, Queerlisboa, Hot Springs Doc, Montclair, Bergen, Ashland

About:
After discovering case files from a 1950s gender clinic, a cast of transgender actors turn a talk show inside out to confront the legacy of a young trans woman forced to choose between honesty and access.

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On TV & Streaming: THE TERRITORY

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Coming to NatGeo tomorrow, Thursday, December 1 and to Disney+ this Friday, December 2:
THE TERRITORY

Director:
Alex Pritz

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
True/False, CPH:DOX, It’s All True, Docs Against Gravity, Philadelphia Environmental, Jerusalem, Movies That Matter, Cleveland, Seattle, Sydney

About:
When a network of Brazilian farmers seizes a protected area of the Amazon rainforest, a young Indigenous leader and his mentor must fight back in defense of the land and the people living deep within the forest.

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Streaming: LAST FLIGHT HOME

Coming to Paramount+ tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29:
LAST FLIGHT HOME

Director:
Ondi Timoner

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
Telluride, BFI London, Woodstock

About:
An examination of Eli Timoner’s life and intentional death and his family’s emotional turmoil as they grapple with his decision to end his own life.

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On TV: MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Rebecca Greenfield

Coming to Showtime tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29:
MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM

Director:
Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Docaviv, BFI London, IndieLisboa, Sydney, Nashville, San Sebastián, Reykjavik, Athens, Brisbane

About:
An immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s. Set against the backdrop of 9/11, the film tells the story of how a new generation kickstarted a musical rebirth for New York City that reverberated around the world. Inspired by the book by Lizzy Goodman.

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On TV: MIDWIVES

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Coming to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, November 21:
MIDWIVES

Director:
Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, IDFA, Cleveland, San Francisco, Human Rights Watch, DMZ Docs, Docaviv, Zurich, Brisbane, Bergen, Cork

About:
Two midwives—one Buddhist, the other Muslim⁠—work side-by-side in a makeshift clinic in Myanmar.

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Streaming: FIRE OF LOVE

Coming to Disney+ today, Friday, November 11:
FIRE OF LOVE

Director:
Sara Dosa

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, True/False, SXSW, New Directors/New Films, Docaviv, Visions du Reel, Docville, Sydney, Seattle, San Francisco, Cleveland, Ashland, RiverRun, Sun Valley, Provincetown

About:
This story of the doomed love triangle between intrepid scientists and lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft and the volcanoes they captured in their explosive archival footage.

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In Theatres: MIDWIVES

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Coming to theatres this Friday, November 11:
MIDWIVES

Director:
Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, IDFA, Cleveland, San Francisco, Human Rights Watch, DMZ Docs, Docaviv, Zurich, Brisbane, Bergen, Cork

About:
Two midwives—one Buddhist, the other Muslim⁠—work side-by-side in a makeshift clinic in Myanmar.

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Streaming: WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST

photo by Pierre Verdy | Courtesy Sundance Institute

Coming to OVID tomorrow, Thursday, November 10:
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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Streaming: KIMJONGILIA

Coming to OVID today, Tuesday, November 8:
KIMJONGILIA

Director:
NC Heikin

World Premiere:
Sundance 2009

Select Festivals:
San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Busan, Warsaw, Leeds, Stockholm, Palm Springs, Thessaloniki Doc, Reykjavik

About:
North Korean defectors tell their stories of repression, escape and hope.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On VOD: MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Rebecca Greenfield

Coming to VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8:
MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM

Director:
Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace

World Premiere:
Sundance 2022

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Docaviv, BFI London, IndieLisboa, Sydney, Nashville, San Sebastián, Reykjavik, Athens, Brisbane

About:
An immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s. Set against the backdrop of 9/11, the film tells the story of how a new generation kickstarted a musical rebirth for New York City that reverberated around the world. Inspired by the book by Lizzy Goodman.

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