Category Archives: Sundance

On TV: CAMERAPERSON

camerapersonComing to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, October 23: CAMERAPERSON

Director:
Kirsten Johnson

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Nantucket, True/False, Miami, SXSW, New Directors/New Films, Full Frame, Sarasota, RiverRun, Nashville, Hot Docs, DOXA, San Francisco

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

About:
An acclaimed documentary cinematographer’s memoir through her camera lens.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD/VOD: STEP

Coming to DVD and VOD today, Tuesday, October 17:
STEP

Director:
Amanda Lipitz

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Nantucket, True/False, Seattle, San Francisco, Wisconsin, Montclair

About:
Members of an African-American Baltimore high school stepping team pursue their goals of higher education.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: MOTHERLAND

Coming to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, October 16:
MOTHERLAND

Director:
Ramona Diaz

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Berlin, Docville, San Francisco, Los Angeles Asian Pacific, Montclair, Docaviv, Sheffield, Sydney, Melbourne, Moscow

About:
An immersion into the world’s busiest maternity ward.

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

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In Theatres & On VOD: 78/52: HITCHCOCK’S SHOWER SCENE

Coming to theatres and to VOD tomorrow, Friday, October 13:
78/52: HITCHCOCK’S SHOWER SCENE

Director:
Alexandre O Philippe

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
SXSW, Cleveland, San Francisco, Hot Docs, Sydney, Munich, Karlovy Vary, Jerusalem, Fantasia, Melbourne, New Horizons, Deauville, Sitges, Bergen, London

About:
An in-depth exploration of the legendary shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: CITY OF GHOSTS

Coming to VOD this Friday, October 13:
CITY OF GHOSTS

Director:
Matt Heineman

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Tribeca, CPH:DOX, San Francisco, Hot Docs, Jeonju, Sheffield, AFI Docs, Jerusalam, Seattle, Montclair, Traverse City

About:
A courageous group of citizen journalists risk their lives to expose the truth behind ISIS.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: BENDING THE ARC

Coming to theatres today, Friday, October 6:
BENDING THE ARC

Directors:
Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Sheffield, San Francisco, Telluride Mountainfilm, Montclair, Miami, Berkshire, Greenwich

About:
Three health care advocates develop a groundbreaking, lifesaving community health model.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL

Coming to VOD tomorrow, Friday, October 6:
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL

Directors:
Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Cannes, AFI Docs, Biografilm

About:
The follow-up to the Academy Award-winning AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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