Category Archives: Sundance

On DVD: UNLOCKING THE CAGE

unlocking the cageComing to DVD today, Tuesday, May 23:
UNLOCKING THE CAGE

Directors:
Chris Hegedus and DA Pennebaker

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Full Frame, Sarasota, Minneapolis/St Paul, Montclair, Visions du Réel, DocAviv, New Zealand, Melbourne, deadCENTER

About:
Animal rights activists champion legal rights for chimpanzees.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: LEGION OF BROTHERS

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, May 19:
LEGION OF BROTHERS

Director:
Greg Barker

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Minneapolis-St Paul

About:
Green Berets relate their secret missions to overthrow the Taliban after 9/11.

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

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Special Screening: STEP

Coming to NYC’s Stranger Than Fiction series tomorrow, Tuesday, May 16:
STEP

Director:
Amanda Lipitz

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
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 DVD: HOLY HELL

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, May 9:
HOLY HELL

Director:
Will Allen

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Nashville, Montclair, Minneapolis-St Paul, DocAviv, Martha’s Vineyard, Biografilm

About:
An inside look at life as a cult member.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening: THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975

Coming to NYC’s Q/A/F series tonight, Monday, May 8:
THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975

Director:
Göran Hugo Olsson

Premiere:
Sundance 2011

Select Festivals:
Berlin, New Directors/New Films, Full Frame, Miami, Hot Docs, Silverdocs

About:
The Black Power movement, as seen through the lens of Swedish journalists in the 1960s and ’70s.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: THE MARS GENERATION

Coming to Netflix today, Friday, May 5:
THE MARS GENERATION

Director:
Michael Barnett

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

About:
A look at the would-be astronauts of the future.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

Coming to theatres today, Wednesday, May 3:
LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

Director:
Feras Fayyad

Co-Director:
Steen Johannessen

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Full Frame, Sarasota, Movies That Matter, Istanbul, Nashville

About:
A chronicle the lives of Aleppo’s White Helmets, the city’s volunteer civil defense team.

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

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