Select Festivals: AFI Fest, Cleveland, Dublin, Taipei Golden Horse, Raindance
About: A behind-the-scenes look at Terry Gilliam’s THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE.
The film screened at DOC NYC, for which our program notes read: For 30 years, Terry Gilliam struggled to make a screen adaptation of DON QUIXOTE, including an abandoned attempt chronicled in Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe’s 2002 documentary LOST IN LA MANCHA. Gilliam never gave up and neither did the documentarians. This film represents the culmination of all their efforts in an epic and poignant portrait. We watch Gilliam bring all his talent, obsession, and humor to confronting self-doubt, the pressure to compromise, and the need to realize a long-held dream.
Select Festivals: DOC NYC, DOXA, Inside Out, Frameline, Outfest, Los Angeles Asian Pacific, Santa Barbara, Athena, Cleveland, In-Edit, Hawaii, Doc’n Roll, Woodstock, Florida
About: Ferocious female rockers Fanny, who shattered glass ceilings in the ’70s, collecting fans like David Bowie before being buried in retro record bins, reunite fifty years later with a new record deal and a chance to rewrite history.
Select Festivals: Sheffield, Hot Docs, FIPADOC, Doclisboa, Transilvania, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, Havana, Shanghai
About: A young filmmaker works with an acclaimed choreographer to stage a baroque masterpiece at Opéra national de Paris, combining urban dance such as hip-hop, krump, break, and voguing with classical music to challenge the cultural expectations of this venerable, four-century-old institution.
About: The rise and fall of the Oscar- and Emmy-winning Will Vinton, the “Father of Claymation” who revolutionized the animation business during the 1980s and ’90s only to see his carefully sculpted American dream came crumbling down.