Category Archives: Sundance

On TV/DVD: NEWTOWN

newtownComing to PBS’s Independent Lens this coming Monday, April 3 and to DVD on Tuesday, April 4: NEWTOWN

Director:
Kim A Snyder

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, SXSW, Full Frame, AFI Docs, Cleveland, Camden, Melbourne, BAMcinemaFest, Bentonville

About:
A small community reckons with the aftermath of a tragedy.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: THE BAD KIDS

bad kidsComing to Independent Lens this coming Monday, March 20:
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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On VOD: NOTES ON BLINDNESS

New to VOD via Netflix this week:
NOTES ON BLINDNESS

Directors:
Peter Middleton and James Spinney

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
Karlovy Vary, Sheffield, Tribeca, Cleveland, Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand, Jerusalem, San Francisco

About:
An immersive recreation of a man’s experience of losing his sight.

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

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On TV: WATER & POWER: A CALIFORNIA HEIST

water & powerComing to the National Geographic Channel globally tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14:
WATER & POWER: A CALIFORNIA HEIST

Director:
Marina Zenovich

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Washington DC Environmental

About:
An investigation into the long-standing battle that’s being waged for control of the most precious of natural resources.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On TV: CRIES FROM SYRIA

cries from syriaComing to theatres today, Friday, March 10 and to HBO this coming Monday, March 13:
CRIES FROM SYRIA

Director:
Evgeny Afineevsky

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

About:
An overarching account of the impact of Syria’s civil war on its people.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: OKLAHOMA CITY

oklahoma cityComing to DVD today, Tuesday, March 7:
OKLAHOMA CITY

Director:
Barak Goodman

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

About:
A look back at the events which led to the 1995 terrorist bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building.

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

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On VOD: WE ARE X

we are xComing to VOD today, Tuesday, March 7:
WE ARE X

Director:
Stephen Kijak

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
SXSW, Vancouver, Seattle, BFI London, Shanghai, Guanajuato, IDFA

About:
A profile of Japanese super band X Japan and its charismatic frontman, Yoshiki X.

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

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