Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres: DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?

Coming to theatres today, Wednesday, February 28:
DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?

Director:
Travis Wilkerson

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
True/False, Locarno, Camden, New York, Denver, Rotterdam

About:
The filmmaker interrogates an obscured incident from his family’s past involving the murder of an African American man.

I profiled the film before Sundance here.

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On DVD: QUEST

Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, February 27:
QUEST

Director:
Jonathan Olshefski

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, New Directors/New Films, Cleveland, RiverRun, Nashville, Ashland, Hot Docs, Dallas, DOXA,

About:
A longitudinal portrait of an African-American family in North Philly.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: WINNIE

Coming to VOD via Netflix today, Monday, February 26:
WINNIE

Director:
Pascale Lamche

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Encounters, Hot Docs, Sheffield, Doclisboa, Seattle, Sydney, Biografilm, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Vancouver, Warsaw

About:
A profile of polarizing South African political leader and activist Winnie Mandela.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV/DVD: TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens this coming Monday, February 19 and to DVD on Tuesday, February 20:
TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Director:
Stanley Nelson

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Documentary Fortnight, Full Frame, Hot Springs Doc, Pan African, Toronto Black, American Black, Blackstar, African Diaspora, Rio, Milwaukee, Heartland, Freep, RiverRun, Bentonville, Montclair, Maryland

About:
An exploration of the pivotal role played by historically Black institutions of higher learning in American society.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON

Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, February 6:
TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON

Director:
Rory Kennedy

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Sarasota, San Sebastian, Newport Beach, Full Frame, SF DocFest

About:
A portrait of the iconoclastic athlete who revolutionized big wave surfing.

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

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Special Screening, In Theatres & On VOD: SEEING ALLRED

SEEING ALLRED | Courtesy of Sundance Insitute | photo by Alex Pollini

Coming to NYC’s Stranger Than Fiction series tomorrow, Tuesday, February 6 and to theatres and Netflix this Friday, February 9:
SEEING ALLRED

Directors:
Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

About:
A candid portrait of controversial women’s rights advocate Gloria Allred.

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

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On TV: WINNIE

Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens today, Monday, February 5:
WINNIE

Director:
Pascale Lamche

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Encounters, Hot Docs, Sheffield, Doclisboa, Seattle, Sydney, Biografilm, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Vancouver, Warsaw

About:
A profile of polarizing South African political leader and activist Winnie Mandela.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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