Category Archives: Sundance

On VOD: LORENA

LORENA | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Coming to Amazon Prime today, Friday, February 15:
LORENA

Director:
Joshua Rofé

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

About:
An exploration of the notorious case of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt

I profiled the doc series before Sundance here.

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On DVD & Digital Download: NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER

photo by PJ Norman

New to DVD and digital download this week:
NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER

Director:
Narcissister

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
SXSW, Locarno, Frameline, Outfest, Stockholm

About:
Against the backdrop of her provocative and inventive performance, Narcissister reflects on the personal impact of her mother’s illness and death.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: STUDIO 54

Coming to A&E tonight, Monday, February 11:
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 TV: HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens tonight, Monday, February 11:
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 has been 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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On TV: WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

photo by Jim Judkis

Coming to both HBO and PBS tomorrow, Saturday, February 9:
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Director:
Morgan Neville

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, SXSW, True/False, San Francisco, Montclair, Seattle, Cleveland, Minneapolis St Paul, Wisconsin, Boulder, Miami

Notable Recognition:
The doc was shortlisted for the Academy Awards.

About:
A moving exploration of the enduring impact of children’s television show host Fred Rogers on generations of viewers through his pioneering program, MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, February 5:
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 has been 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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2019 Sundance Awards

The winners of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival were announced at an awards ceremony on Saturday night. w(n)td will resume regular posting starting Monday, but for now, a list of the awards follows: Continue reading

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