Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres: THE SPARKS BROTHERS

Coming to theatres today, Friday, June 18:
THE SPARKS BROTHERS

Director:
Edgar Wright

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
SXSW, Hot Docs, IFF Boston, San Francisco Doc

About:
A tribute to the influential but overlooked band Sparks.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, June 18:
RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT

Director:
Mariem Pérez Riera

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Cleveland, Atlanta, Sarasota, Tribeca, Provincetown

About:
A profile of the pioneering, EGOT-winning star of stage and screen.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: US KIDS

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, May 15:
US KIDS

Director:
Kim A Snyder

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
Sheffield, Doc Edge, Mountainfilm, Full Frame, Miami, Martha’s Vineyard, NewportFilm, Calgary, GlobeDocs, Bergen, Hamptons, Mill Valley

About:
The young survivors of the Parkland school shooting are followed over a transformative year and a half.

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

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Special Screening & In Theatres: ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE

Coming to Rooftop Films tonight, Thursday, June 3 and to theatres tomorrow, Friday, June 4:
ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE

Director:
Theo Anthony

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, Jeonju, True/False, New Directors/New Films

About:
An interrogation of the idea of objectivity through the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing, and justice.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: INFLUENCE

Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, May 18:
INFLUENCE

Director:
Diana Neille, Richard Poplak

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Hot Docs, Double Exposure, Sheffield, DOXA, Durban, DMZ Docs, Dokufest, Encounters, Cleveland

About:
A deep dive into the rise and fall of disgraced PR/reputation management firm Bell Pottinger.

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

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On VOD: SOME KIND OF HEAVEN

photo by David Bolen

New to VOD via Hulu last week:
SOME KIND OF HEAVEN

Director:
Lance Oppenheim

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
Rotterdam, Doc Fortnight, Visions du Reel, New Zealand, Florida, Atlanta, Philadelphia

About:
A profile of several residents of America’s largest retirement community.

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

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In Theatres & On VOD: US KIDS

Coming to theatres and to VOD today, Friday, May 14:
US KIDS

Director:
Kim A Snyder

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
Sheffield, Doc Edge, Mountainfilm, Full Frame, Miami, Martha’s Vineyard, NewportFilm, Calgary, GlobeDocs, Bergen, Hamptons, Mill Valley

About:
The young survivors of the Parkland school shooting are followed over a transformative year and a half.

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

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On DVD: THE REASON I JUMP

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, May 11:
THE REASON I JUMP

Director:
Jerry Rothwell

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, Docs Against Gravity, London, ReelAbilities

About:
A profile of non-verbal autistic young people, based on the New York Times bestseller by Naoki Higashida.

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

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On VOD: STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET

Coming to VOD today, Friday, May 7:
STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET

Director:
Marilyn Agrelo

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Seattle, San Francisco

About:
A look back at the origins of the pioneering children’s television powerhouse.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: AMY TAN: UNINTENDED MEMOIR

Coming to PBS’s American Masters tonight, Monday, May 3:
AMY TAN: UNINTENDED MEMOIR

Director:
James Redford

World Premiere:
Sundance 2021

Select Festivals:
Cleveland, CAAMFest, DocLands, Seattle

About:
A profile of the life and career of the noted author.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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