Category Archives: Sundance

In Virtual Release: SOFTIE

Coming to virtual cinemas today, Friday, September 18:
SOFTIE

Director:
Sam Soko

Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, BlackStar, Durban, Encounters, Salem, Galway, DOXA, Thin Line

About:
A chronicle of the personal and professional challenges facing an idealistic Kenyan political activist as he decides to run for office.

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

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On VOD: THE SOCIAL DILEMMA

Coming to Netflix tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9:
THE SOCIAL DILEMMA

Director:
Jeff Orlowski

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

About:
An exposé of the insidious hidden systems of control behind our increasingly networked world.

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

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On VOD: FEELS GOOD MAN

Coming to VOD tomorrow, Friday, September 4:
FEELS GOOD MAN

Director:
Arthur Jones

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
True/False, SXSW, Big Sky Doc, Taipei, Fantasia, Sidewalk, Kyiv

About:
An exploration of the unpredictable development of an influential Internet meme.

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

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On DVD/VOD: THE MOLE AGENT

Coming to DVD and VOD today, Tuesday, September 1:
THE MOLE AGENT

Director:
Maite Alberdi

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, Full Frame, True/False, San Sebastian, New Directors/NewFilms, Miami, Karlovy Vary, Cleveland

About:
An 83-year-old man becomes an undercover spy in a Chilean retirement home.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS

Coming to VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, September 1:
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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On TV: LOVE FRAUD

Coming to Showtime this Sunday, August 30:
LOVE FRAUD

Directors:
Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

About:
An investigation of a notorious serial fraudster through the women he’s seduced, robbed, and abandoned.

I profiled the docuseries before Sundance here.

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In Virtual Release: EPICENTRO

Coming to virtual cinemas this Friday, August 28:
EPICENTRO

Director:
Hubert Sauper

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Docaviv, Dokufest, Vienna

About:
A meditation on postcolonial Cuba.

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

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On VOD: MARINA ABRAMOVIC THE ARTIST IS PRESENT

Coming to OVID.tv this Friday, August 21:
MARINA ABRAMOVIC THE ARTIST IS PRESENT

Director:
Matthew Akers

World Premiere:
Sundance 2012

Select Festivals:
Berlin, Nantucket, CPH:DOX, BAFICI, DOXA, San Francisco, Silverdocs, Provincetown, New Horizons, Athens, Reykjavik, Valladolid

About:
An intimate look at the acclaimed performance artist’s famed MoMA show.

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

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On VOD: HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY: THE REN & STIMPY STORY

Coming to VOD tomorrow, Friday, August 14:
HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY: THE REN & STIMPY STORY

Directors:
Ron Cicero and Kimo Easterwood

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
Big Sky Doc, San Francisco, Cleveland

About:
An exploration of the groundbreaking animated series and its controversial creator.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: BOYS STATE

Coming to Apple TV+ this Friday, August 14:
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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