Category Archives: Sundance

On VOD: THE DEVIL WE KNOW

Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, October 16:
THE DEVIL WE KNOW

Director:
Stephanie Soechtig

Co-Director:
Jeremy Seifert

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Vancouver, Santa Barbara, Lunenberg Doc, New Zealand, SF Jewish, Washington DC Environmental, Greenwich, Riverrun, Sun Valley, Martha’s Vineyard, Boulder, Philadelphia

About:
An exposé of a corporation’s widespread use of dangerous chemicals, despite their known impact on human health.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here

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On DVD: GENERATION WEALTH

photo by Lauren Greenfield

Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16:
GENERATION WEALTH

Director:
Lauren Greenfield

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Berlin, SXSW, CPH:DOX, Docville, Full Frame, San Francisco, Sarasota, IFF Boston, Transilvania, Ambulante, Jeonju, Dallas, Docs Against Gravity, Greenwich, Provincetown

About:
A film essay and career retrospective examining society’s preoccupation with materialism.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening & On TV: THE SENTENCE

Coming to HBO tonight, Monday, October 15 and to Stranger Than Fiction tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16:
THE SENTENCE

Director:
Rudy Valdez

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, DOC NYC, Locarno, Traverse City, Montclair, Sarasota, Urbanworld, Thin Line, Provincetown, LA Latino, Aspen Ideas, SF Jewish, Freep, GlobeDocs

About:
A filmmaker reveals the personal impact of mandatory minimum laws on his own family.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: THE SENTENCE

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, October 12:
THE SENTENCE

Director:
Rudy Valdez

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, DOC NYC, Locarno, Traverse City, Montclair, Sarasota, Urbanworld, Thin Line, Provincetown, LA Latino, Aspen Ideas, SF Jewish, Freep, GlobeDocs

About:
A filmmaker reveals the personal impact of mandatory minimum laws on his own family.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: DARK MONEY

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, October 9:
DARK MONEY

Director:
Kimberly Reed

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Big Sky, Full Frame, AFI Docs, Boulder, Martha’s Vineyard, Florida, Ashland, Cleveland, Freep, Montclair, Dallas, Nashville, Telluride Mountainfilm

About:
Montana serves as a case study for the dangerous impact of Citizens United on politics.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: STUDIO 54

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, October 5:
STUDIO 54

Director:
Matt Tyrnauer

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Tribeca, Full Frame, CPH:DOX, Reykjavik, Provincetown, Santa Barbara, Hot Springs Doc, Savannah, Vancouver, Sidewalk, Outfest, Frameline

About:
A look back at the meteoric rise and crushing fall of the legendary NYC nightclub.

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

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On DVD: THE KING

New to DVD this week:
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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