Category Archives: Sundance

In Theatres & On VOD: THE LAST RACE

Coming to theatres and to VOD this Friday, November 16:
THE LAST RACE

Director:
Michael Dweck

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Hamptons, Hot Springs Doc, Gold Coast, Florida, Denver, Virginia

About:
An exploration of a once-thriving but now vanishing subculture of stock car racing in Long Island.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING

Coming to HBO tonight, Monday, November 12:
THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING

Director:
Nathaniel Kahn

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, CPH:DOX, Provincetown, New Zealand, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Athens, Adelaide

About:
A privileged look into the intersection of high art and commerce.

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

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On TV: THE CLEANERS

Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens tonight, Monday, November 12:
THE CLEANERS

Directors:
Moritz Riesewieck and Hans Block

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Rotterdam, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, Docs Against Gravity, Sydney, Sheffield, Human Rights Watch, DOK.fest Munich, Zurcih, Reykjavik, Adelaide

About:
A revealing look at the hidden figures who police social media.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: CHEF FLYNN

Coming to theatres today, Friday, November 9:
CHEF FLYNN

Director:
Cameron Yates

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Berlin, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, SXSW, San Francisco, Cleveland, BAFICI, Docaviv, Sydney, Nashville, Traverse City, DMZ Docs, Film Columbia

About:
A compelling coming of age portrait of a talented young chef.

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

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In Theatres: NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER

photo by PJ Norman

Coming to theatres today, Wednesday, November 7:
NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER

Director:
Narcissister

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
SXSW, Locarno, Frameline, Outfest, Stockholm

About:
Against the backdrop of her provocative and inventive performance, Narcissister reflects on the personal impact of her mother’s illness and death.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On DVD: OUR NEW PRESIDENT

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, November 6:
OUR NEW PRESIDENT

Director:
Maxim Pozdorovkin

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, Big Sky Doc, True/False, CPH:DOX, Miami, Biografilm, Traverse City, Sheffield, Minneapolis-St Paul, DOXA, Revelation Perth, Melbourne, New Zealand, Jerusalem

About:
American politics through the distinct, and decidedly warped, lens of the Russian newsmedia.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: THE PRICE OF FREE

Coming to theatres today, Friday, November 2:
THE PRICE OF FREE

Director:
Derek Doneen

Premiere:
Sundance 2018 (under original title KAILASH)

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Napa Valley, Sundance Hong Kong, El Gouna, Aspen

About:
A profile of one man’s tireless mission to end child slavery.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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