Category Archives: Sundance

On DVD: TICKLED

tickledNew to DVD this week:
TICKLED

Directors:
David Farrier and Dylan Reeve

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, Cleveland, Sarasota, San Francisco, Hot Docs, Montclair, Seattle, Sydney, Auckland

About:
Journalists embark on a wild investigation into an online fetish subculture.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening: A THOUSAND THOUGHTS

Coming to NYC’s Town Hall tomorrow, Thursday, April 25:
A THOUSAND THOUGHTS

Directors:
Sam Green and Joe Bini

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
San Francisco

About:
A live documentary telling the story of acclaimed contemporary classical music ensemble Kronos Quartet.

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

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On DVD: HAL

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, April 23:
HAL

Director:
Amy Scott

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Telluride, AFI Docs, Full Frame, San Francisco, Seattle, Traverse City, Edinburgh, Jerusalem, Lunenberg, Revelation, deadCenter, Nashville, Cleveland, Montclair

About:
A celebration of maverick director Hal Ashby.

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

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Special Screening: KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23:
KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

Director:
Rachel Lears

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
SXSW, Hot Docs, True/False, Full Frame, Athena, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago Doc 10

About:
Four progressive political newcomers – including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – seek to unseat entrenched incumbents.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: HAIL SATAN?

Coming to theatres today, Wednesday, April 17:
HAIL SATAN?

Director:
Penny Lane

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, Full Frame, San Francisco, What The Fest!?, Salem, Boston Underground, Freep, Sidewalk

About:
A provocative exploration of the separation of church and state through the unlikely rise of the Satanic Temple religious movement.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD/VOD: ANOTE’S ARK

Coming to DVD and VOD today, Tuesday, April 16:
ANOTE’S ARK

Director:
Matthieu Rytz

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Vision du Reel, Docs MX, Black Nights Tallinn, Human Rights Watch, Big Sky Doc, Thin Line Doc, Washington DC Environmental, Movies That Matter, Cleveland, Minneapolis, LA Asian Pacific, DocLands, DOXA, Docs Against Gravity, Doc Edge, Mountainfilm

About:
An intimate chronicle of the consequences of climate change on a disappearing island nation.

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

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Special Screening: THIS IS PERSONAL

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center series tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16:
THIS IS PERSONAL

Director:
Amy Berg

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Athena

About:
A candid look at the work and challenges of modern day feminist activism.

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

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