Category Archives: Sundance

On DVD: HALSTON

photo by Berry Berenson Perkins

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, August 6:
HALSTON

Director:
Frédéric Tcheng

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Tribeca, Seattle, Montclair, Sarasota

About:
An exploration of the life and legacy of America’s first celebrity designer.

My pre-Sundance doc profile may be found here.

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On TV: INVENTING TOMORROW

Coming to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, July 29:
INVENTING TOMORROW

Director:
Laura Nix

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, Seattle, Sydney, Melbourne, San Francisco, Full Frame, AFI Docs, Woods Hole, Greenwich, Montclair, Dokufest

About:
A profile of several international students pursuing answers to environmental issues in their science fair projects.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: HONEYLAND

Coming to theatres today, Friday, July 26:
HONEYLAND

Directors:
Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, BAMcinemaFest, Hot Docs, Sheffield, Docs Against Gravity, DocsBarcelona, DOK.fest Munich, Hong Kong, New Directors/New Films, Visions du Réel, San Francisco, Seattle, Doc Edge, Sydney, Krakow, Provincetown, Montclair, Midnight Sun

About:
A look at the world of a traditional beekeeper in Macedonia.

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

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In Theatres: MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, July 26:
MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

Director:
Avi Belkin

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Sheffield, True/False, Docaviv, AFI Docs, Cleveland, Full Frame, Montclair, Sarasota, Doc10, Annapolis

About:
An exploration of the evolution of television journalism through the life and work of the legendary 60 MINUTES correspondent.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres & On VOD: THE GREAT HACK

Coming to theatres and to Netflix tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24:
THE GREAT HACK

Directors:
Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Sheffield, Traverse City, NewportFILM, Martha’s Vineyard

About:
A disturbing investigation into data and privacy in the modern digital age.

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

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On DVD/VOD: HAIL SATAN?

Coming to DVD and VOD today, Tuesday, July 23:
HAIL SATAN?

Director:
Penny Lane

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, Full Frame, San Francisco, What The Fest!?, Salem, Boston Underground, Freep, Sidewalk

About:
A provocative exploration of the separation of church and state through the unlikely rise of the Satanic Temple religious movement.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: ON HER SHOULDERS

Coming to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, July 22:
ON HER SHOULDERS

Director:
Alexandria Bombach

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, SXSW, Hot Docs, Sheffield, AFI Docs, Full Frame, Human Rights Watch, SF Jewish, Jerusalem, Dokufest, Melbourne, Sun Valley, Doc 10, Ashland, Cleveland, Kansas City, Sarasota, Montclair, Maryland, Dallas, Nashville, Seattle, Warsaw, Biografilm, Heartland

Notable Recognition:
The doc was shortlisted for the Academy Awards.

About:
A look at the burden carried by a young woman as she advocates for her people on the global stage.

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

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