Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres & On VOD: THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY

photo by Orlando Brito

Coming to theatres and to Netflix tonight, Wednesday, June 19:
THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY

Director:
Petra Costa

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, San Francisco, Montclair, IndieLisboa, Biografilm

About:
A cautionary tale about Brazil’s recent political scandals.

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

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On DVD: THE BRINK

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, June 18:
THE BRINK

Director:
Alison Klayman

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Cleveland, Docville

About:
Steve Bannon, post-White House.

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

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On DVD: HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, June 18:
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

Director:
RaMell Ross

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, True/False, New Directors/New Films, Full Frame, Sheffield, Ambulante, Champs-Élysées, Maryland, DOK.fest Munich, Martha’s Vineyard African American, San Francisco, Montclair

Notable Recognition:
The documentary was nominated for the Academy Awards.

About:
An impressionistic portrait of two young African American men in the American South.

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

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In Theatres: PARIS IS BURNING

Coming back to theatres in a new restoration beginning today, Friday, June 14:
PARIS IS BURNING

Director:
Jenni Livingston

World Premiere:
Toronto 1990

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Berlin

About:
This seminal doc explores NYC’s drag ball culture.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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Special Screenings: THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY

photo by Orlando Brito

Coming to NYC’s Rooftop Films tonight, Tuesday, June 11 and to Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12:
THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY

Director:
Petra Costa

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, San Francisco, Montclair, IndieLisboa, Biografilm

About:
A cautionary tale about Brazil’s recent political scandals.

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

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On VOD: THE BRINK

Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, June 4:
THE BRINK

Director:
Alison Klayman

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Cleveland, Docville

About:
Steve Bannon, post-White House.

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

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On VOD: ASK DR RUTH

photo by David Paul Jacobson

Coming to Hulu tomorrow, Saturday, June 1:
ASK DR RUTH

Director:
Ryan White

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Tribeca, San Francisco, Full Frame, Miami, IFF Boston, Miami Jewish

About:
A profile of the world-famous sex therapist and Holocaust survivor, Dr Ruth Westheimer.

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

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