Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres: AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

Coming to theatres today, Friday, July 28:
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL

Directors:
Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Cannes, AFI Docs, Biografilm

About:
The follow-up to the Academy Award-winning AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

Coming to theatres today, Wednesday, July 26:
RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

Directors:
Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Edinburgh, Thessaloniki Doc, Cleveland, Florida, DOXA, DOK Fest Munich, Docs Against Gravity, Seattle, Big Sky Doc, Biografilm, Sydney, AFI Docs, In-Edit, Traverse City

About:
A celebration of the unheralded Native roots of popular music.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: CHASING CORAL

Coming to theatres and to VOD via Netflix tomorrow, Friday, July 14:
CHASING CORAL

Director:
Jeff Orlowski

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
SXSW, Hot Docs, Sundance London, San Francisco, Boulder, Seattle, Sydney

About:
A race to chronicle the climate change-driven destruction of coral reefs around the world.

I previously profiled the doc before Sundance

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In Theatres: 500 YEARS

Coming to theatres today, Wednesday, July 12:
500 YEARS

Director:
Pamela Yates

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Human Rights Geneva, Human Rights Watch London, Ashland, Full Frame, Seattle, Human Rights Watch New York

About:
The completion of a 35-year trilogy focused on the resistance of Guatemala’s indigenous Mayan population.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

Coming to VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, July 11:
ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

Director:
Michał Marczak

Premiere:
Sundance 2016

Select Festivals:
True/False, IDFA, CPH:DOX, San Francisco, Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary, Sarajevo, Bergen, Zurich, Singapore, Stockholm, Full Frame, Ambulante

About:
A hybrid profile of Warsaw twentysomethings living in the now.

I profiled the film before Sundance here.

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On TV: LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

Coming to PBS’s POV this coming Monday, July 10:
LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

Director:
Feras Fayyad

Co-Director:
Steen Johannessen

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Full Frame, Sarasota, Movies That Matter, Istanbul, Nashville

About:
A chronicle the lives of Aleppo’s White Helmets, the city’s volunteer civil defense team.

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

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Special Screening: WHOSE STREETS?


Coming to NYC’s Rooftop Films tomorrow, Friday, July 7:
WHOSE STREETS?

Director:
Sabaah Folayan

Co-Director:
Damon Davis

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
True/False, San Francisco, Encounters, Sheffield, BAMcinemaFest, Seattle, Montclair, Maryland, Full Frame, RiverRun, Outfest, Provincetown, Atlanta

About:
An on-the-ground immersion into the Ferguson uprising.

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

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