Category Archives: Sundance

On VOD: THE INVENTOR: OUT FOR BLOOD IN SILICON VALLEY

photo by Drew Kelly

New to digital download via HBO this week:
THE INVENTOR: OUT FOR BLOOD IN SILICON VALLEY

Director:
Alex Gibney

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
SXSW

About:
An investigation into the high-profile rise and fall of discredited health tech company Theranos.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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In Theatres: SHOOTING THE MAFIA

Coming to theatres today, Friday, November 22:
SHOOTING THE MAFIA

Director:
Kim Longinotto

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Berlin, CPH:DOX, Docs Against Gravity, Biografilm, London, Vilnius, Zurich

About:
A portrait of an acclaimed Sicilian photographer and her lifetime bravely bearing witness to the Mafia’s crimes.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: A FILM UNFINISHED

New to OVID.tv this week:
A FILM UNFINISHED

Director:
Yael Hersonski

World Premiere:
Sundance 2010

Select Festivals:
Berlin, Full Frame, Hot Docs, Jerusalem, Silverdocs, EDOC, Beldocs, Rio, Taiwan, Melbourne, Milwaukee, Tallgrass, San Francisco Jewish

About:
A searing exposé of the hot yoga entrepreneur Bikram Choudhury, accused by multiple women of sexual assault.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On DVD: COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, November 19:
COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD

Director:
Mads Brügger

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Nantucket, True/False, Hot Docs, Thessaloniki Doc, Göteborg, One World, Movies That Matter, AFI Docs, Docville, It’s All True, Moscow, Docs Against Gravity, DocsBarcelona, Seattle, Transilvania, Greenwich, Encounters, Biografilm, Docaviv, Munich, Melbourne

About:
A provocative investigation of the 1961 death of the United Nations Secretary-General.

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

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On DVD: MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN

Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19:
MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN

Director:
Alexandre O Philippe

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary, BAFICI, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Seattle, Munich, Hawaii, Istanbul, Sitges, Taipei Golden Horse

About:
An expansive film essay on the origins of ALIEN.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: N SCOTT MOMADAY: WORDS FROM A BEAR

Coming to PBS’s American Masters today, Monday, November 18:
N SCOTT MOMADAY: WORDS FROM A BEAR

Director:
Jeffrey Palmer

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Traverse City, deadCENTER, Milwaukee, ImagineNATIVE, Seattle

About:
On the work and influence of Pulitzer Prize-winning Native American author, N Scott Momaday.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: LOVE, ANTOSHA

New to VOD this week:
LOVE, ANTOSHA

Director:
Garret Price

World Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Biografilm, Newport Beach, Kansas City, IFF Boston, SF Jewish

About:
A heartfelt portrait of the late Anton Yelchin.

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

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