Category Archives: Sundance

Special Screening: HAIL SATAN?

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9:
HAIL SATAN?

Director:
Penny Lane

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, Full Frame, San Francisco, What The Fest!?, Salem, Boston Underground, Freep, Sidewalk

About:
A provocative exploration of the separation of church and state through the unlikely rise of the Satanic Temple religious movement.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On TV: TIGERLAND

Photo courtesy Discovery Channel

Coming to NYC theatres tomorrow, Friday, March 29 and to Discovery globally this Saturday, March 30:
TIGERLAND

Director:
Ross Kauffman

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Washington DC Environmental, Mountainfilm, Sun Valley, EarthxFilm

About:
A dual profile of efforts to reverse the decimation of Asia’s wild tiger population.

My pre-Sundance doc profile may be found here.

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On DVD: JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS

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New to DVD this week:
JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS

Director:
Susan Lacy

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Cannes, Traverse City, Biografilm, Ghent

About:
A candid portrait exploring the many facets of Jane Fonda.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening & In Theatres: THE BRINK

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26 and to theatres this Friday, March 29:
THE BRINK

Director:
Alison Klayman

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Cleveland, Docville

About:
Steve Bannon, post-White House.

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

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On DVD: ON HER SHOULDERS

New to DVD this week:
ON HER SHOULDERS

Director:
Alexandria Bombach

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, SXSW, Hot Docs, Sheffield, AFI Docs, Full Frame, Human Rights Watch, SF Jewish, Jerusalem, Dokufest, Melbourne, Sun Valley, Doc 10, Ashland, Cleveland, Kansas City, Sarasota, Montclair, Maryland, Dallas, Nashville, Seattle, Warsaw, Biografilm, Heartland

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

About:
A look at the burden carried by a young woman as she advocates for her people on the global stage.

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

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On TV & In Theatres: THE INVENTOR: OUT FOR BLOOD IN SILICON VALLEY

photo by Drew Kelly

Coming to HBO tonight, Monday, March 18 and to theatres this Friday, March 22:
THE INVENTOR: OUT FOR BLOOD IN SILICON VALLEY

Director:
Alex Gibney

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
SXSW

About:
An investigation into the high-profile rise and fall of discredited health tech company Theranos.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: 306 HOLLYWOOD

Coming to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, March 18:
306 HOLLYWOOD

Directors:
Elan Bogarín and Jonathan Bogarín

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, Full Frame, Cleveland, Sarasota, Montclair, Aspen Ideas, Atlanta, Berkshire, Woods Hole, San Francisco Jewish

About:
A magical realist archaeological exploration of the filmmakers’ late grandmother’s home and possessions.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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