Category Archives: Sundance

On DVD & Digital Download: NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER

photo by PJ Norman

New to DVD and digital download this week:
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 TV: STUDIO 54

Coming to A&E tonight, Monday, February 11:
STUDIO 54

Director:
Matt Tyrnauer

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Tribeca, Full Frame, CPH:DOX, Reykjavik, Provincetown, Santa Barbara, Hot Springs Doc, Savannah, Vancouver, Sidewalk, Outfest, Frameline

About:
A look back at the meteoric rise and crushing fall of the legendary NYC nightclub.

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

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On TV: HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

Coming to PBS’s Independent Lens tonight, Monday, February 11:
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

Director:
RaMell Ross

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, True/False, New Directors/New Films, Full Frame, Sheffield, Ambulante, Champs-Élysées, Maryland, DOK.fest Munich, Martha’s Vineyard African American, San Francisco, Montclair

Notable Recognition:
The documentary has been nominated for the Academy Awards.

About:
An impressionistic portrait of two young African American men in the American South.

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

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On TV: WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

photo by Jim Judkis

Coming to both HBO and PBS tomorrow, Saturday, February 9:
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Director:
Morgan Neville

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, SXSW, True/False, San Francisco, Montclair, Seattle, Cleveland, Minneapolis St Paul, Wisconsin, Boulder, Miami

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

About:
A moving exploration of the enduring impact of children’s television show host Fred Rogers on generations of viewers through his pioneering program, MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On VOD: HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, February 5:
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

Director:
RaMell Ross

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, True/False, New Directors/New Films, Full Frame, Sheffield, Ambulante, Champs-Élysées, Maryland, DOK.fest Munich, Martha’s Vineyard African American, San Francisco, Montclair

Notable Recognition:
The documentary has been nominated for the Academy Awards.

About:
An impressionistic portrait of two young African American men in the American South.

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

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2019 Sundance Awards

The winners of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival were announced at an awards ceremony on Saturday night. w(n)td will resume regular posting starting Monday, but for now, a list of the awards follows: Continue reading

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Special Note: w(n)td & 2019 Sundance

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival begins tonight, Thursday, January 24, and runs through Sunday, February 3. w(n)td will be on hiatus for the duration while I’m busy with my responsibilities as a Programming Associate for the festival. Regular daily weekday posting will not resume until Monday, February 4.

To catch up with Sundance doc programming, here are links to my series of 2019 Sundance documentary profiles, divided by festival section:

US Documentary Competition

ALWAYS IN SEASON | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Washington Post

AMERICAN FACTORY | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Steven Bognar

APOLLO 11 | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Neon CNN Films

BEDLAM | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by AJ Eaton

HAIL SATAN? | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Naiti Gámez

JAWLINE | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Rachel Lears

MIDNIGHT FAMILY | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Luke Lorentzen

MIKE WALLACE IS HERE | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by CBS News

MOONLIGHT SONATA: DEAFNESS IN THREE MOVEMENTS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Irene Taylor Brodsky

ONE CHILD NATION | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Nanfu Wang

PAHOKEE | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Patrick Bresnan

TIGERLAND | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Discovery/RadicalMedia

UNTITLED AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

WHERE’S MY ROY COHN? | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Ap/REX/Shutterstock

 

World Cinema Documentary Competition

ADVOCATE | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Philippe Bellaiche

COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Tore Vollan

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Beniamino Barrese

THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Orlando Brito

GAZA | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Andrew McConnell

HONEYLAND | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Samir Ljuma

LAPÜ | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Angello Faccini

THE MAGIC LIFE OF V | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Aleksandar Valeriev Stanishev

MIDNIGHT TRAVELER | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Lutfallah Bakhtary

SEA OF SHADOWS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Richard Ladkani

SHOOTING THE MAFIA | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

STIEG LARSSON: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Per Jarl

 

Documentary Premieres

ASK DR RUTH | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by David Paul Jacobson

THE BRINK | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

THE GREAT HACK | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

HALSTON | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Berry Berenson Perkins

THE INVENTOR: OUT FOR BLOOD IN SILICON VALLEY | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Drew Kelly

LOVE, ANTOSHA | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Anton Yelchin

MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Nicholas Broomfield

MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by New Zealand Herald

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Guy Le Querrec

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Robert Bedell

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

UNTOUCHABLE | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | Barbara Alper/Getty Images

WORDS FROM A BEAR | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jeffrey Palmer

 

Next

THE INFILTRATORS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Lisa Rinzler

 

Midnight

MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Dan O’Bannon

 

Kids

THE ELEPHANT QUEEN | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Janna Deeble

 

New Frontier

AQUARELA | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | Photo by Victor Kossakovsky

WALDEN | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

 

Spotlight

ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Edward Burtynsky

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

MAIDEN | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Tracy Edwards

 

Special Events

LEAVING NEVERLAND | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

LORENA | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

THIS IS PERSONAL | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

 

Indie Episodic

WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

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