Category Archives: Sundance

On TV: MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE

maya angelouComing to PBS’s American Masters tonight, Tuesday, February 21:
MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE

Directors:
Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
Full Frame, Black Harvest, RiverRun, Boulder, deadCENTER, Sheffield, DOXA, Montreal Black, Bentonville

About:
An appreciation of the acclaimed poet and author.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening: THE SETTLERS

settlersComing to NYC’s JCC Manhattan tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21:
THE SETTLERS

Director:
Shimon Dotan

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
New York, DocAviv, IDFA, Biografilm, Sheffield, SF Jewish, Bergen, Heartland

About:
A wide-reaching exploration of the impact of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories of the West Bank.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening: TICKLED

tickledComing to NYC’s Stranger Than Fiction tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21:
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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On TV: UNLOCKING THE CAGE

unlocking the cageComing to HBO tonight, Monday, February 20:
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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On TV: PRIVATE VIOLENCE

private violenceComing to the WORLD Channel’s Reel South this Sunday, February 19:
PRIVATE VIOLENCE

Director:
Cynthia Hill

Premiere:
Sundance 2014

Select Festivals:
True/False, New Orleans, Full Frame, Dallas, Hot Docs, Heartland, Seattle, Human Rights Watch, DOXA

About:
A courageous look at the consequences of domestic violence.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: SONITA

sonitaOn VOD this week:
SONITA

Director:
Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

Premiere:
IDFA 2015

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Nantucket, Cleveland, True/False, Montclair, Sydney, AFI Docs, Human Rights Watch

About:
An Afghani teenager dreams of success in hip-hop.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: THE BAD KIDS

bad kidsComing to DVD today, Tuesday, February 14:
THE BAD KIDS

Directors:
Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
True/False, Cleveland, Full Frame, Dallas, Visions du Réel, Hot Docs, DocAviv, and Atlantic

About:
A coming-of-age story set in a high school for at-risk students.

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

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