Category Archives: Sundance

On DVD: TOKYO IDOLS

Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, October 3:
TOKYO IDOLS

Director:
Kyoko Miyake

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Nashville, Docville, Hot Docs, DOXA, Documentary Edge

About:
An examination of sexuality and social media popularity via a distinctly Japanese popular culture phenomenon.

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

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In Theatres & On VOD: TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON

Coming to theatres and to VOD tomorrow, Friday, September 29:
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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On TV: LEGION OF BROTHERS

Coming to CNN this Sunday, September 24:
LEGION OF BROTHERS

Director:
Greg Barker

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Minneapolis-St Paul

About:
Green Berets relate their secret missions to overthrow the Taliban after 9/11.

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

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On DVD: WATER & POWER: A CALIFORNIA HEIST

water & powerComing to DVD this Sunday, September 24:
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: UNREST

Coming to theatres this Friday, September 22:
UNREST

Director:
Jennifer Brea

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Sheffield, CPH:DOX, SXSW, RiverRun, Cleveland, Nashville, New Zealand, Melbourne

About:
A personal and candid look at life with a debilitating and widely misunderstood medical condition.

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

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In Theatres: THE FORCE

Already in SF Bay Area theatres, and coming to NYC/LA this Friday, September 22:
THE FORCE

Director:
Peter Nicks

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, True/False, Full Frame, Seattle, Human Rights Watch, BAMcinemaFest, Melbourne, Cleveland, San Francisco, Sarasota

About:
An immersion into the beleaguered Oakland Police Department as it attempts to reform its scandal-ridden image.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: STRONG ISLAND

Coming to theatres and to VOD via Netflix tomorrow, Friday, September 15:
STRONG ISLAND

Director:
Yance Ford

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Berlin, True/False, Thessaloniki Doc, New Directors/NewFilms, CPH:DOX, Full Frame, Hot Docs, Montclair, Encounters, Sheffield, AFI Docs

About:
The filmmaker interrogates the 1992 murder of his brother, which went unprosecuted, and its personal aftermath.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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