Category Archives: Sundance

On TV: THIS IS HOME

photo by Gidalya Pictures

Coming to EPIX today, Friday, June 22:
THIS IS HOME

Director:
Alexandra Shiva

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Cleveland, Full Frame, Florida, Salem

About:
A look at the experiences of newly arrived Syrian refugees in Baltimore.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: THE KING

Coming to theatres today, Friday, June 22:
THE KING

Director:
Eugene Jarecki

Premiere:
Cannes 2017

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Nantucket, Nashville, Seattle, Martha’s Vineyard, London, Sarasota, Chicago DOC 10, Deauville, Zurich, Haifa

About:
A musical road trip across the US in Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls Royce explores the rise and fall of the American empire.

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

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On TV: QUEST

Coming to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, June 18:
QUEST

Director:
Jonathan Olshefski

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, New Directors/New Films, Cleveland, RiverRun, Nashville, Ashland, Hot Docs, Dallas, DOXA,

About:
A longitudinal portrait of an African-American family in North Philly.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: BELIEVER

Coming to theatres today, Friday, June 15:
BELIEVER

Director:
Don Argott

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Montclair, Miami, Outfest

About:
A Mormon rockstar advocates for inclusion and acceptance of LGBT people in the Church of Latter Day Saints.

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

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On DVD: THE GOOD POSTMAN

Being re-issued on DVD today, Tuesday, June 12:
THE GOOD POSTMAN

Director:
Tonislav Hristov

Premiere:
IDFA 2017

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Full Frame, Human Rights Watch, Docaviv, Zagrebdox, One World, Thessaloniki Doc, Encounters, Bergen, Dokufest, Flahertiana, Shanghai, Göteborg, Movies That Matter, Docs Against Gravity

About:
An exploration of Europe’s refugee crisis through the lens of a Bulgarian village’s mayoral election.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: MOTHERLAND

Being re-issued on DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, June 12:
MOTHERLAND

Director:
Ramona Diaz

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Berlin, Docville, San Francisco, Los Angeles Asian Pacific, Montclair, Docaviv, Sheffield, Sydney, Melbourne, Moscow

About:
An immersion into the world’s busiest maternity ward.

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

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In Theatres: HALF THE PICTURE

photo by Ashly Covington

Coming to theatres today, Friday, June 8:
HALF THE PICTURE

Director:
Amy Adrion

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
SXSW, San Francisco, Sarasota, Newport Beach, Inside Out, Greenwich, Lighthouse, Sydney

About:
A survey of the current state of gender bias in Hollywood filmmaking.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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