Category Archives: Releases

On TV: THIS IS HOME

photo by Gidalya Pictures

Coming to EPIX today, Friday, June 22:
THIS IS HOME

Director:
Alexandra Shiva

Premiere:
Sundance 2018

Select Festivals:
Nantucket, Cleveland, Full Frame, Florida, Salem

About:
A look at the experiences of newly arrived Syrian refugees in Baltimore.

I profiled the doc before Sundance here.

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On TV: NOSSA CHAPE

Coming to FOX Sports tomorrow, Saturday, June 23:
NOSSA CHAPE

Directors:
Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist

Co-Director:
Julian Duque

Premiere:
SXSW 2018

Select Festivals:
Montclair, Kicking & Screening

About:
A Brazilian soccer club reckons with a devastating tragedy.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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In Theatres: THE KING

Coming to theatres today, Friday, June 22:
THE KING

Director:
Eugene Jarecki

Premiere:
Cannes 2017

Select Festivals:
Sundance, Nantucket, Nashville, Seattle, Martha’s Vineyard, London, Sarasota, Chicago DOC 10, Deauville, Zurich, Haifa

About:
A musical road trip across the US in Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls Royce explores the rise and fall of the American empire.

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

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In Theatres: SPIRAL

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, June 22:
SPIRAL

Director:
Laura Fairrie

Premiere:
DOC NYC 2017

Select Festivals:
Washington DC Jewish, Montclair

About:
An exploration of the resurgence of Anti-Semitism in France.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On DVD: THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS

Photo: BBC/Antelope South/Louis Armstrong House Museum

New to DVD this week:
THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS

Director:
Hugo Berkeley

Premiere:
Full Frame 2018

Select Festivals:
Newport Beach, Harlem

About:
On America’s Cold War propaganda campaign which deployed African-American musicians around the world.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On DVD: THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, June 19:
THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT

Directors:
Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu

Premiere:
CAAMFest 2017

Select Festivals:
LA Asian Pacific, DisOrient, Philadelphia Asian American, Austin Asian American

About:
An in-depth consideration of the discriminatory US law that targeted Chinese nationals.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On TV: THE GUYS NEXT DOOR

Coming to PBS’s Local USA tonight, Tuesday, June 19:
THE GUYS NEXT DOOR

Directors:
Amy Geller and Allie Humenuk

Premiere:
Sarasota 2016

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, IFFBoston, Maryland, Provincetown, Woods Hole, Rhode Island, Big Sky Doc, RiverRun, MIX Milano, SF Jewish, Washington Jewish

About:
A profile of a gay couple and the woman who helped them have their own family.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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