Category Archives: Sundance

On VOD: INVENTING TOMORROW

New to VOD via Amazon Prime this week:
INVENTING TOMORROW

Director:
Laura Nix

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, Seattle, Sydney, Melbourne, San Francisco, Full Frame, AFI Docs, Woods Hole, Greenwich, Montclair, Dokufest

About:
A profile of several international students pursuing answers to environmental issues in their science fair projects.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY

Coming to theatres and to Hulu today, Friday, August 16:
THE AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY

Director:
Ben Berman

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, BAMcinemaFest, Sydney, New Zealand, San Francisco Jewish, Sheffield

About:
An attempt to chronicle a dying magician’s final tour grows increasingly bizarre.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: AQUARELA

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, August 16:
AQUARELA

Director:
Victor Kossakovsky

World Premiere:
Venice 2018

Select Festivals:
Sundance, IDFA, SXSW, CPH:DOX, London, BAFICI, Zurich, Göteborg, El Gouna, DocPoint, Glasgow, Revelation Perth, Docs Against Gravity, Biografilm, Istanbul

About:
A round-the-world exploration of water in its various forms.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, August 16:
COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD

Director:
Mads Brügger

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, Hot Docs, Thessaloniki Doc, Göteborg, One World, Movies That Matter, AFI Docs, Docville, It’s All True, Moscow, Docs Against Gravity, DocsBarcelona, Seattle, Transilvania, Greenwich, Encounters, Biografilm, Docaviv, Munich, Melbourne

About:
A provocative investigation of the 1961 death of the United Nations Secretary-General.

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

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On VOD: HALSTON

photo by Berry Berenson Perkins

Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, August 13:
HALSTON

Director:
Frédéric Tcheng

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Tribeca, Seattle, Montclair, Sarasota

About:
An exploration of the life and legacy of America’s first celebrity designer.

My pre-Sundance doc profile may be found here.

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In Theatres: LOVE, ANTOSHA

Coming to theatres today, Friday, August 9:
LOVE, ANTOSHA

Director:
Garret Price

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Biografilm, Newport Beach, Kansas City, IFF Boston, SF Jewish

About:
A heartfelt portrait of the late Anton Yelchin.

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

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In Theatres: ONE CHILD NATION

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, August 9:
ONE CHILD NATION

Directors:
Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, Tribeca, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, Sheffield, Full Frame, AFI Docs, DOXA, San Francisco, Seattle, Doc10, Docville, Florida, Sarasota, Sydney, New Zealand, Montclair, Biografilm, Human Rights Watch

About:
An expose of the unseen consequences of China’s one-child policy.

I profiled the film before Sundance here.

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