Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres: KIKI

kikiComing to theatres today, Wednesday, March 1:
KIKI

Director:
Sara Jordenö

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Berlin, IDFA, CPH:DOX, Sheffield, Tempo Doc, Sarasota, Ambulante, Full Frame, Montclair, BAMcinemaFest, Tel Aviv, Outfest, Inside Out, Frameline, and LGBT fests in Torino, Portland, Atlanta, Sao Paulo, and Austin

About:
A profile of NYC’s vibrant LGBTQ youth ballroom scene.

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

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On TV: TIME: THE KALIEF BROWDER STORY

time kalief browderComing to Spike TV tonight, Wednesday, March 1:
TIME: THE KALIEF BROWDER STORY

Director:
Jenner Furst

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

About:
A six-part docuseries exploring the consequences of the wrongful incarceration of a 16-year-old.

I profiled the series before Sundance here.

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On DVD: KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE

kate plays christineComing to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28:
KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE

Director:
Robert Greene

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Berlin, True/False, Indielisboa, DocAviv, Sydney, BAMcinemaFest, New Zealand, Melbourne, Sydney

About:
An actress researches a particularly challenging role.

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

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On TV: TICKLED

tickledComing to HBO tonight, Monday, February 27:
TICKLED

Directors:
David Farrier and Dylan Reeve

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, Cleveland, Sarasota, San Francisco, Hot Docs, Montclair, Seattle, Sydney, Auckland

About:
Journalists embark on a wild investigation into an online fetish subculture.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE

maya angelouComing to PBS’s American Masters tonight, Tuesday, February 21:
MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE

Directors:
Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
Full Frame, Black Harvest, RiverRun, Boulder, deadCENTER, Sheffield, DOXA, Montreal Black, Bentonville

About:
An appreciation of the acclaimed poet and author.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening: THE SETTLERS

settlersComing to NYC’s JCC Manhattan tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21:
THE SETTLERS

Director:
Shimon Dotan

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
New York, DocAviv, IDFA, Biografilm, Sheffield, SF Jewish, Bergen, Heartland

About:
A wide-reaching exploration of the impact of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories of the West Bank.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening: TICKLED

tickledComing to NYC’s Stranger Than Fiction tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21:
TICKLED

Directors:
David Farrier and Dylan Reeve

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, Cleveland, Sarasota, San Francisco, Hot Docs, Montclair, Seattle, Sydney, Auckland

About:
Journalists embark on a wild investigation into an online fetish subculture.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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