Category Archives: Releases

On DVD: EMANUEL

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, October 15:
EMANUEL

Director:
Brian Ivie

World Premiere:
Bentonville 2018

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC

About:
The aftermath of the church shooting in Charleston.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On DVD: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

Coming to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, October 15:
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

Director:
Tom Donahue

World Premiere:
Toronto 2018

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Hamptons, Chicago, Martha’s Vineyard, Napa Valley, Stockholm, Miami, Thessaloniki Doc, Docville, Riverrun, Edinburgh

About:
An investigation into the entertainment industry’s long-running problem with gender discrimination.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On VOD: RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS

Coming to VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, October 15:
RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS

Director:
Nicolas Jack Davies

World Premiere:
London 2018

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, IDFA, CPH:DOX, Doc’n’Roll, Glastonbury, Thessaloniki Doc

About:
The history of the pioneering label that popularized Jamaican music in the UK and beyond.

The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
During the late 1960s and early 70s, London’s Trojan Records label became one of the most influential record companies in history. By tapping into Jamaican migration to England, the label became a force in spreading ska, rocksteady, and reggae. Rich interviews with colorful characters reveal the stories behind beloved songs such as “Rudy, A Message to You,” “The Israelites,” and “You Can Get if You Really Want.” The film celebrates how immigration and innovation transformed popular culture.

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On DVD/VOD: WORLDS OF URSULA K LE GUIN

Coming to DVD and VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, October 15:
WORLDS OF URSULA K LE GUIN

Director:
Arwen Curry

World Premiere:
Sheffield 2018

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Ashland, Mill Valley, BendFilm, Austin, Boston Sci-Fi, Berlin Sci-Fi, Sebastopol Doc, Belfast, Newport Beach

About:
An intimate portrait of the pioneering author.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On TV: THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED

Coming to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, October 14:
THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED

Director:
Assia Boundaoui

World Premiere:
Tribeca 2018

Select Festivals:
Hot Docs, BlackStar, Camden, Glasgow, Double Exposure, GlobeDocs, Chicago, Woodstock, Milwaukee, Human Rights Watch London, Movies That Matter, Freep, CAAMFest

About:
A personal investigation of FBI surveillance of a Muslim American community.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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In Theatres: SKID ROW MARATHON

Coming to theatres for one-night only via Fathom Events tonight, Friday, October 11:
SKID ROW MARATHON

Director:
Mark Hayes

World Premiere:
Santa Barbara 2017

Select Festivals:
Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Big Sky Doc, Napa Valley, Salem, Ashland, Woods Hole, Heartland, Boulder

About:
A Los Angeles superior court judge begins a running club to help motivate marginalized people on Skid Row.

After visiting Skid Row’s Midnight Mission, Judge Craig Mitchell organizes a running club, believing the regular routine and physical benefits would leave a bigger impact on the lives of those who participate, the homeless, formerly incarcerated, and people struggling with addiction. As further motivation, he promises a free trip to an international marathon for those who stick it out and stay clean. Aiming for inspiring territory, and generally achieving the goal, director Mark Hayes follows Mitchell and profiles several of the runners, who demonstrate what the activity means to them – though not without some serious setbacks.

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In Theatres Redux: EMANUEL

Coming back to theatres today, Friday, October 11:
EMANUEL

Director:
Brian Ivie

World Premiere:
Bentonville 2018

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC

About:
The aftermath of the church shooting in Charleston.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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