Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres & In Virtual Release: A THOUSAND CUTS

Coming to select theatres and virtual cinema today, Friday, August 7:
A THOUSAND CUTS

Director:
Ramona Diaz

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, SXSW, AFI Docs, Full Frame, San Francisco, Cleveland

About:
A chilling look at the assault on fundamental democratic freedoms in the Philippines.

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

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On TV: THE GO-GO’S

photo by Lynn Goldsmith

Coming to Showtime tonight, Friday, July 31:
THE GO-GO’S

Director:
Alison Ellwood

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
Sheffield

About:
A look back at the history of the 1980s pop phenomenon band.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres, Virtual Release, & VOD: REBUILDING PARADISE

Coming to select theatres, virtual cinema, and VOD today, Friday, July 31:
REBUILDING PARADISE

Director:
Ron Howard

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
Tribeca, AFI Docs

About:
A chronicle of the fate of a town caught in the November 2018 Camp Fire.

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

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In Theatres: BOYS STATE

Coming to select theatres tomorrow, Friday, July 31:
BOYS STATE

Directors:
Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
SXSW, New Directors/New Films, AFI Docs, Nantucket, Full Frame, San Francisco

About:
A group of high school boys create a mock government at an annual civics program hosted by the American Legion in Austin.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: THE FIGHT

Coming to theatres and VOD tomorrow, Friday, July 31:
THE FIGHT

Directors:
Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
AFI Docs, CPH:DOX, Miami, Full Frame, Cleveland

About:
A profile of several ACLU attorneys as they challenge the Trump administration’s assault on civil liberties.

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

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On TV: ADVOCATE

Coming to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, July 27:
ADVOCATE

Directors:
Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaïche

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Docaviv, IDFA, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, Sheffield, Thessaloniki Doc, Krakow, Human Rights Watch, Doc Edge, Philadelphia, Other Israel, United Nations Association, Antenna, UK Jewish, San Francisco Jewish

Notable Recognition:
The doc was shortlisted for the Academy Awards.

About:
An exploration of the Israeli justice system through a passionate Israeli attorney working for Palestinian defendants.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening: THE FIGHT

Coming to Rooftop Films drive-in tomorrow, Thursday, July 23:
THE FIGHT

Directors:
Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
AFI Docs, CPH:DOX, Miami, Full Frame, Cleveland

About:
A profile of several ACLU attorneys as they challenge the Trump administration’s assault on civil liberties.

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

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On VOD: WE ARE FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME

photo by Bryant Fisher

Coming to Hulu tomorrow, Friday, July 17:
WE ARE FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME

Director:
Andrew Fried

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

About:
A chronicle of the development of the improv hip-hop performance group.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: MUCHO MUCHO AMOR

photo by Giovan Cordero

Coming to Netflix today, Wednesday, July 8:
MUCHO MUCHO AMOR

Directors:
Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
True/False, Hot Docs, SXSW, Full Frame, Miami

About:
A loving profile of long-missing and once world-famous Latinx television personality Walter Mercado.

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

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In Virtual Release: BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS

Coming to virtual release, first as a special one-day only benefit, today, Tuesday, July 7, and then expanding this Friday, July 10:
BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS

Directors:
Bill Ross, Turner Ross

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
Berlin, CPH:DOX, True/False, Big Sky Doc, Calgary Underground

About:
A chronicle of the patrons and staff of a dive bar on what is meant to be its final day.

I profiled the film before Sundance here.

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