In Theatres: REBELS ON POINTE

Coming to theatres today, Wednesday, November 15:
REBELS ON POINTE

Director:
Bobbi Jo Hart

Premiere:
Santa Barbara 2017

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Hot Docs, DocEdge, Raindance, Calgary, Vancouver, Ashland, Hot Springs Doc, Cuculorus, Napa Valley, AmDocs, Frameline, Outfest, Inside Out, QDocs, LGBT fests in Amsterdam, Miami, Denver, Austin, Atlanta, and Rochester

About:
An intimate look at a long-running all-male drag ballet troupe.

I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
New York City’s Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has charmed audiences for more than four decades, bringing the dance form to a modern audience… with a decided twist. Formed in an era of newfound gay liberation, the Trocks, as the all-male troupe is affectionately known, fuses camp humor with classical ballet, performing in drag and lending a refreshing satirical edge that upends elitist expectations of the art form. Bobbi Jo Hart reveals the past and present of this talented ensemble as they perform around the world.

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On DVD: WHOSE STREETS?

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, November 14:
WHOSE STREETS?

Director:
Sabaah Folayan

Co-Director:
Damon Davis

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
True/False, San Francisco, Encounters, Sheffield, BAMcinemaFest, Seattle, Montclair, Maryland, Full Frame, RiverRun, Outfest, Provincetown, Atlanta

About:
An on-the-ground immersion into the Ferguson uprising.

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

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IDFA 2017 Overview, Part Two

Festival:
The 30th anniversary IDFA

Dates:
November 15-26

About:
Yesterday’s post on the largest documentary festival in the world covered its competitive sections, while today’s looks at non-competitive programming. Continue reading

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IDFA 2017 Overview, Part One

Festival:
The 30th anniversary IDFA

Dates:
November 15-26

About:
The world’s largest nonfiction event bids farewell to founder and longtime director Ally Derks with its 30th edition, which showcases over 180 new and recent documentary features. Because of the size of the event, this overview is split in two, with today’s post covering the competition sections and tomorrow’s the non-competitive strands. Continue reading

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On DVD: KEDI

kedi_screen_shotComing to DVD tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14:
KEDI

Director:
Ceyda Torun

Premiere:
!f Istanbul 2016

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Full Frame, Sheffield, Seattle, Melbourne, Vancouver, DocPoint, Goteborg, Salem, Palm Springs

About:
Istanbul through the eyes of its colorful street cats.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On TV: ALMOST SUNRISE

Coming to PBS’s POV tonight, Monday, November 13:
ALMOST SUNRISE

Director:
Michael Collins

Premiere:
Telluride Mountainfilm 2016

Select Festivals:
Human Rights Watch NYC, AFI Docs, Wisconsin, Waimea Ocean Film Festival, SF Docfest, GI Film Festival

About:
Two suffering veterans cross the country by foot in an attempt to combat the persistent after-effects of war.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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On TV: JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT

Coming to CNN this Sunday, November 12:
JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT

Director:
Lydia Tenaglia

Premiere:
Tribeca 2016

Select Festivals:
Hamptons, Mill Valley, Denver, Sedona

About:
A look at the life and career of one of the pioneers of New American Cuisine.

I previously wrote about the doc here.

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