Category Archives: Sundance

On VOD: THE SETTLERS

settlersNew to OVID.tv this week:
THE SETTLERS

Director:
Shimon Dotan

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
New York, DocAviv, IDFA, Biografilm, Sheffield, SF Jewish, Bergen, Heartland

About:
A wide-reaching exploration of the impact of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories of the West Bank.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: CRIP CAMP

Coming to Netflix today, Wednesday, March 25:
CRIP CAMP

Directors:
Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht

Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals (including COVID 19-cancelled/postponed events):
Documentary Fortnight, True/False, San Francisco, Human Rights Watch London, ReelAbilities, Miami

About:
A chronicle of the origins of America’s disability rights movement.

My pre-Sundance doc profile may be found here.

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On DVD: SHOOTING THE MAFIA

Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24:
SHOOTING THE MAFIA

Director:
Kim Longinotto

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Berlin, CPH:DOX, Docs Against Gravity, Biografilm, London, Vilnius, Zurich

About:
A portrait of an acclaimed Sicilian photographer and her lifetime bravely bearing witness to the Mafia’s crimes.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: HILLARY

Coming to VOD via Hulu today, Friday, March 6:
HILLARY

Director:
Nanette Burstein

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

Select Festivals:
Berlin

About:
A revealing portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

I profiled the docuseries before Sundance here.

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Special Screening & On TV: THE TRADE

photo by Ross McDonnell

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction series tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3 and to Showtime this Friday, March 6:
THE TRADE

Director:
Matthew Heineman

World Premiere:
Sundance 2020

About:
An investigation into human smuggling, sex trafficking, and the plight of migrants.

I profiled the docuseries before Sundance here.

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On TV: MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

photo by Guy Le Querrec

Coming to PBS’s American Masters tomorrow, Tuesday, February 25:
MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

Director:
Stanley Nelson

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Sydney, Miami, Cleveland, Atlanta, RiverRun, Montclair, Krakow, Seattle, Munich, Indielisboa, Tallgrass, Milwaukee,

About:
An expansive portrait of the life and work of the jazz pioneer.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: ALWAYS IN SEASON

photo by Washington Post

Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens tonight, Monday, February 24:
ALWAYS IN SEASON

Director:
Jacqueline Olive

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Full Frame, RiverRun, Dallas, Salem, Minneapolis-St Paul, Oxford, Sun Valley, Cleveland, Indie Grits, Atlanta, Freep, Florida, Thin Line, San Francisco, Bentonville, Provincetown, AFI Docs, BlackStar

About:
An interrogation of the disturbing, lasting legacy of lynching in America.

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

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