Category Archives: Sundance

On TV: LOOK & SEE: A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY


Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens this coming Monday, April 23:
LOOK & SEE: A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY

Director:
Laura Dunn

Co-Director:
Jef Sewell

Premiere:
SXSW 2016 (earlier version titled THE SEER)

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Nantucket, Hot Docs, Montclair, Berlin, Nashville, RiverRun

About:
A profile of the outspoken author and environmentalist through his immediate surroundings.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY

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Coming to theatres today, Friday, April 6:
THIS IS HOME: A REFUGEE STORY

Director:
Alexandra Shiva

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Cleveland, Full Frame, Florida, Salem

About:
A look at the experiences of newly arrived Syrian refugees in Baltimore.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On TV: KING IN THE WILDERNESS

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Coming to theatres today, Friday, March 30 and to HBO this coming Monday, April 2:
KING IN THE WILDERNESS

Director:
Peter Kunhardt

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

About:
An exploration of the final years of Martin Luther King Jr, set against a backdrop of America’s social and political turmoil.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

New to DVD this week:
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

Notable Recognition:
The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary.

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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On TV/DVD/VOD: DOLORES

Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens as well as to DVD and VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, March 27:
DOLORES

Director:
Peter Bratt

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
San Francisco, Seattle, Montclair, Athena, Martha’s Vineyard, DOXA, AFI Docs, Cine Las Americas, Nashville, RiverRun, Dallas

About:
A tribute to Dolores Huerta, an unheralded pioneer of the modern labor rights movement.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening & On VOD: WILD WILD COUNTRY

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Coming to NYC’s Stranger Than Fiction series tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13 (first two episodes) and to Netflix this Friday, March 16 (all six episodes):
WILD WILD COUNTRY

Directors:
Chapman Way and Maclain Way

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

About:
An Indian spiritual community attempts to take over a small Oregon town.

I profiled the docuseries before Sundance here.

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On DVD: TROPHY

New to DVD this week:
TROPHY

Directors:
Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
SXSW,CPH:DOX, Full Frame, Dallas, Encounters, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Moscow, Sun Valley, Montclair

About:
An exploration of the complex intersections between wildlife conservation and big game hunting.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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