Category Archives: Sundance

On DVD: CITY OF GOLD

city of goldComing to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27: CITY OF GOLD

Laura Gabbert’s look at Jonathan Gold’s love of culinary Los Angeles premiered at Sundance last year. Its fest circuit also included DOC NYC, SXSW, Melbourne, Napa Valley, Vancouver, Traverse City, deadCENTER, Provincetown, Newport Beach, AFI Docs, New Zealand, and Montclair, among others.

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

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On DVD: HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO

how to dance in ohioComing to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27: HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO

Alexandra Shiva’s look at a rite of passage experienced by youth on the autism spectrum debuted at Sundance last year. Screenings followed at Nantucket, AFI Docs, Melbourne, Margaret Mead, Nashville, deadCENTER, and Full Frame, among other events.

My pre-Sundance doc profile may be found here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: AUDRIE & DAISY

audrieComing to theatres and to Netflix today, Friday, September 23: AUDRIE & DAISY

Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk’s examination of the impact of online bullying on teenage sexual assault victims premiered at Sundance this year. Screenings followed at San Francisco, Hot Docs, Traverse City, Melbourne, and Montclair, among others. In addition to its theatrical and Netflix release, free community and university screenings have been set up across the country.

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

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In Theatres & On VOD: THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT

lovers and the despotComing to theatres and VOD tomorrow, Friday, September 23: THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT

Robert Cannan and Ross Adam’s tale of a dictator’s cinephilia bowed at Sundance earlier this year. Screenings followed at Berlin, Cleveland, RiverRun, IFF Boston, Sarasota, Seattle, DocAviv, and Docs Against Gravity.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: LIFE, ANIMATED

life animatedComing to VOD today, Tuesday, September 20: LIFE, ANIMATED

Roger Ross Williams’ portrait of communication via animated films debuted at Sundance earlier this year, where it picked up an award. It went on to screen at Nantucket, True/False, Hot Docs, Tribeca, Full Frame, Montclair, San Francisco, DocAviv, Transilvania, Sundance London, Los Angeles, Sheffield, and Sydney, among other events.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: THE BLACKOUT EXPERIMENTS

blackoutComing to DVD today, Tuesday, September 20: THE BLACKOUT EXPERIMENTS

Rich Fox’s immersive look at a popular horror experience premiered at Sundance earlier this year. It went on to screen at horror and other genre events, as well as the Sydney Underground Film Festival.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: MITT

mittComing to DVD today, Tuesday, September 20: MITT

Greg Whiteley’s candid portrait of the Presidential hopeful had its world premiere at Sundance in 2014. It also screened at Traverse City and Sun Valley following its Netflix debut directly after Sundance wrapped.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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