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2018 Sundance Docs in Focus: THE SHOW ABOUT THE SHOW (Season 2)

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THE SHOW ABOUT THE SHOW (Season 2) (part of Indie Episodic Program 4)
Caveh Zahedi resumes his acclaimed hybrid series, in which each episode examines the preceding one.

Festival Section:
Indie Episodic
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2018 Sundance Docs in Focus: THE MORTIFIED GUIDE

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THE MORTIFIED GUIDE (part of Indie Episodic Program 2)
Storytellers share personal tales of growing up, reading from their old diaries.

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2018 Sundance Docs in Focus: AMERICA TO ME

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AMERICA TO ME
Steve James explores the intersection of race and educational achievement in this expansive yet intimate docuseries following a year in a diverse suburban Chicago-area high school.

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Indie Episodic
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On TV: THE FORCE

Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens this coning Monday, January 22:
THE FORCE

Director:
Peter Nicks

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, 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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2018 Sundance Docs in Focus: WILD WILD COUNTRY

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WILD WILD COUNTRY
Chapman Way and Maclain Way revisit an Indian spiritual community’s attempt to take over a small Oregon town in this gripping docuseries.

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2018 Sundance Docs in Focus: THE TRADE

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THE TRADE
Matthew Heineman examines America’s opioid epidemic through multiple perspectives in the chain, from growers to law enforcement.

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2018 Sundance Docs in Focus: THE KING

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THE KING
Eugene Jarecki reflects on the rise and fall of America through the story of Elvis Presley.

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