Streaming: MOUNTAIN

New to OVID this week:
MOUNTAIN

Director:
Jennifer Peedom

World Premiere:
Sydney 2017

Select Festivals:
CPH:DOX, London, Melbourne, New Zealand, Helsinki, Tallinn Black Nights, Hamptons

About:
A meditation on the allure of mountains.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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In Theatres: FREEDOM ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, November 25:
FREEDOM ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

Director:
Evgeny Afineevsky

World Premiere:
Venice 2022

Select Festivals:
Toronto, DOC NYC, Hamptons, Mill Valley, Ji.hlava, Tokyo, Budapest, Stockholm

About:
Depicting the horrible realities of the unprovoked war against Ukraine instigated by Vladimir Putin through personal stories of those whose lives were turned upside down by eight years of conflict.

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Streaming: LOVE, LIZZO

Courtesy HBO Max

Coming to HBO Max today, Thursday, November 24:
LOVE, LIZZO

Director:
Doug Pray

World Premiere:
HBO Max (November 2022)

About:
The multi-platinum artist gets candid about body positivity, self-love, and recognizing Black women for their contributions.

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On VOD: DECONSTRUCTING KAREN

Coming to VOD today, Thursday, November 24:
DECONSTRUCTING KAREN

Director:
Patty Ivins Specht

World Premiere:
Hot Docs 2022

Select Festivals:
Mill Valley, Hot Springs Doc

About:
You’re invited to the dinner of a lifetime, where white women sit down to wine, a meal, and a radically honest conversation about racism.

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Streaming: FAKE IT SO REAL

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Coming to OVID today, Wednesday, November 23:
FAKE IT SO REAL

Director:
Robert Greene

World Premiere:
True/False 2011

Select Festivals:
Sarasota, Camden, Rooftop Films, Maryland, CPH:DOX

About:
A look at the lives of aspiring pro wrestlers.

I previously wrote about the doc out of True/False here.

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On DVD: LOVE, CHARLIE

New to DVD this week:
LOVE, CHARLIE

Director:
Rebecca Halpern

World Premiere:
Chicago 2021

Select Festivals:
Florida, Seattle, San Diego, St Louis

About:
The rise and fall of chef Charlie Trotter, who revolutionized American cuisine and paved the way for today’s celebrity chefs.

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On DVD: KAEPERNICK & AMERICA

New to DVD this week:
KAEPERNICK & AMERICA

Director:
Tommy Walker, Ross Hockrow

World Premiere:
Seattle 2022

Select Festivals:
Tribeca, Traverse City, Montreal Black

About:
An exploration of the political hysteria around the enigmatic quarterback’s fateful decision to protest, putting him at the center of an ever-exploding culture war.

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On DVD: THE BOOK KEEPERS

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, November 22:
THE BOOK KEEPERS

Director:
Phil Wall

World Premiere:
Austin 2020

Select Festivals:
Napa Valley, Savannah, Chagrin Doc, DocUtah

About:
A father and son crisscross the country to fulfill a dying wish, ensure a legacy, and find solace after tragic personal loss.

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In Theatres: ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED

Photo by Nan Goldin | courtesy NEON

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23:
ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED

Director:
Laura Poitras

World Premiere:
Venice 2022

Select Festivals:
New York, Toronto, DOC NYC, Zurich, Athens, London, Hamptons, Bergen, Vienna, Chicago, Montclair, NewFest, Philadelphia, Leeds, Denver, Virginia, Hawaii, Stockholm, Belfast, Cork, Tallinn Black Nights

About:
A profile about photographer Nan Goldin and her battle against the Sackler family pharmaceutical dynasty.

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Streaming: GOOD NIGHT OPPY

Coming to Amazon Prime Video tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23:
GOOD NIGHT OPPY

Director:
Ryan White

World Premiere:
Telluride 2022

Select Festivals:
Toronto, Aspen, Vancouver, Rio, Hamptons, Heartland, Bergen, San Diego, St Louis, Philadelphia

About:
A team from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory create, launch, and guide Opportunity, a dazzlingly innovative and surprisingly personable Mars robotic explorer on an unprecedented 15-year adventure.

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