Category Archives: Sundance

On DVD: QUIET HEROES

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, December 11:
QUIET HEROES

Directors:
Jenny Mackenzie, Jared Ruga, and Amanda Stoddard

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Frameline, BFI Flare, Portland QDoc, TLVFest

About:
A tribute to the only medical professionals in Utah who would treat patients with AIDS in the early years of the epidemic.

My pre-Sundance profile may be found here.

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Sundance 2019: New Frontier Announced

This post is a pointer to the third lineup announcement for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. This year’s selections in the New Frontier section may be found here.

Already announced are the films in the US and World Cinema Documentary and Dramatic Competitions, NEXT, Documentary Premieres, Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, and Kids sections, as well as the Indie Episodic, Special Events, and Shorts lineups.

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Sundance 2019: Feature Lineup Announced

As the lineup of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival (January 24-February 3) is revealed, I’ll be including pointers here. The Features lineup, which includes the US and World Cinema Documentary and Dramatic Competitions, NEXT, Documentary Premieres, Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, and Kids, has just been announced today here.

Pointers for other sections – Shorts, Indie Episodic, Special Events, and New Frontier – will follow as they are announced in the coming weeks.

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On VOD: THE PRICE OF FREE

Coming to YouTube today, Tuesday, November 27:
THE PRICE OF FREE

Director:
Derek Doneen

Premiere:
Sundance 2018 (under original title KAILASH)

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Napa Valley, Sundance Hong Kong, El Gouna, Aspen

About:
A profile of one man’s tireless mission to end child slavery.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: SCIENCE FAIR

New to VOD this week:
SCIENCE FAIR

Directors:
Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
SXSW, Edinburgh, Cleveland, New Zealand, Vancouver, Sun Valley, Portland, Provincetown

About:
A profile of participants in the world’s premier science fair.

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

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On VOD: QUIET HEROES

Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, November 20:
QUIET HEROES

Directors:
Jenny Mackenzie, Jared Ruga, and Amanda Stoddard

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Frameline, BFI Flare, Portland QDoc, TLVFest

About:
A tribute to the only medical professionals in Utah who would treat patients with AIDS in the early years of the epidemic.

My pre-Sundance profile may be found here.

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In Theatres: OF FATHERS AND SONS

photo by Kahtan Hasson and Talal Derki

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, November 16:
OF FATHERS AND SONS

Director:
Talal Derki

Premiere:
IDFA 2017

Select Festivals:
Sundance, DOC NYC, Hot Docs, ZagrebDox, True/False, One World, Thessaloniki, CPH:DOX, Full Frame, Cleveland, DocumentaMadrid, Sydney, Munich, Melbourne, Camden, El Gouna, Hamptons, Sun Valley, Sarasota

About:
An in-depth look at a radical jihadist and his family in Syria.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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