Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres: WHOSE STREETS?


Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, August 11:
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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In Theatres: MACHINES

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Wednesday, August 9:
MACHINES

Director:
Rahul Jain

Premiere:
IDFA 2016

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Thessaloniki Doc, Hot Docs, DocsBarcelona, Docaviv, Beldocs, Documenta Madrid, Docs Against Gravity

About:
On the lives of Indian textile factory workers.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: NOTES ON BLINDNESS

Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, August 8:
NOTES ON BLINDNESS

Directors:
Peter Middleton and James Spinney

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
Karlovy Vary, Sheffield, Tribeca, Cleveland, Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand, Jerusalem, San Francisco

About:
An immersive recreation of a man’s experience of losing his sight.

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

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In Theatres: IT’S NOT YET DARK

Coming to theatres today, Friday, August 4:
IT’S NOT YET DARK

Director:
Frankie Fenton

Premiere:
Galway 2016

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Edinburgh, Thessaloniki Doc, Docs Against Gravity, Sydney, Biografilm

About:
A chronicle of a filmmaker’s determination to complete his first feature, despite a diagnosis of ALS.

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

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In Theatres: STEP

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, August 4:
STEP

Director:
Amanda Lipitz

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, Seattle, San Francisco, Wisconsin, Montclair

About:
Members of an African-American Baltimore high school stepping team pursue their goals of higher education.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: ICARUS

Coming to theatres and to VOD via Netflix tomorrow, Friday, August 4:
ICARUS

Director:
Bryan Fogel

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Sundance London, Sheffield, AFI Docs, Traverse City

About:
An unexpected exposé of a complex doping operation at the heart of Russia’s Olympics program.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening: DINA

Coming to NYC’s Rooftop Films tomorrow, Thursday, August 3:
DINA

Directors:
Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, Full Frame, SF Jewish, Seattle, Sheffield, Sun Valley, Sarasota

About:
A profile an unforgettable woman as she seeks to realize her desires.

My pre-Sundance look at the doc may be found here.

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