Category Archives: Sundance

On DVD/VOD: ANOTE’S ARK

Coming to DVD and VOD today, Tuesday, April 16:
ANOTE’S ARK

Director:
Matthieu Rytz

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, Vision du Reel, Docs MX, Black Nights Tallinn, Human Rights Watch, Big Sky Doc, Thin Line Doc, Washington DC Environmental, Movies That Matter, Cleveland, Minneapolis, LA Asian Pacific, DocLands, DOXA, Docs Against Gravity, Doc Edge, Mountainfilm

About:
An intimate chronicle of the consequences of climate change on a disappearing island nation.

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

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Special Screening: THIS IS PERSONAL

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center series tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16:
THIS IS PERSONAL

Director:
Amy Berg

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Athena

About:
A candid look at the work and challenges of modern day feminist activism.

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

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On VOD: BISBEE ’17

Coming to VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9:
BISBEE ’17

Director:
Robert Greene

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, True/False, CPH:DOX, Visions du Reel, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, BAMcinemaFest, Sydney, Jeonju, Minneapolis/St Paul, Cleveland

About:
An old town on the Arizona-Mexico border collectively confronts the darkest episode in its history.

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

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Special Screening: HAIL SATAN?

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9:
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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In Theatres & On TV: TIGERLAND

Photo courtesy Discovery Channel

Coming to NYC theatres tomorrow, Friday, March 29 and to Discovery globally this Saturday, March 30:
TIGERLAND

Director:
Ross Kauffman

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
Washington DC Environmental, Mountainfilm, Sun Valley, EarthxFilm

About:
A dual profile of efforts to reverse the decimation of Asia’s wild tiger population.

My pre-Sundance doc profile may be found here.

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On DVD: JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS

photo courtesy of Everett Collection

New to DVD this week:
JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS

Director:
Susan Lacy

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Cannes, Traverse City, Biografilm, Ghent

About:
A candid portrait exploring the many facets of Jane Fonda.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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Special Screening & In Theatres: THE BRINK

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26 and to theatres this Friday, March 29:
THE BRINK

Director:
Alison Klayman

Premiere:
Sundance 2019

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, Cleveland, Docville

About:
Steve Bannon, post-White House.

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

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