The POV Doc NYC 2020 Hub

Stay tuned to the DOC NYC Hub for complete coverage screening at this year’s festival. DOC NYC runs Nov. 11-19.

Shorts List

Feature docs and short docs screening in DOC NYC’s most high-profile stream devoted to award season contenders.

  • 76 Days -Pat Mullen
    -Director Hao Wu discusses his intense observational portrait of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China.
  • Boys State – PM
    -Directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine talk about their Sundance Grand Jury prize winner that brilliantly captures the polarization of American politics.
  • Collective – PM
    -Alexander Nanau’s film is a bold portrait of journalism in action. The film is also Romania’s submission in the Best International Feature category.
  • Crip Camp – PM
    -Directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, this Sundance Audience Award winner chronicles the fight for disability rights.
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead – Jason Gorber
    -The maverick director of Cameraperson returns with a personal project, a living wake for her father.
  • The Fight – PM
    -Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Desprese offer a dizzying portrait of the American Civil Liberties Union and its rapidly-paced battle to defend America against the Trump administration’s war on human rights.
  • I Am Greta – PM
    -Greta Thunberg truly is an inspiration, but this profile of the young Swedish eco-activist is an exercise in public relations.
  • MLK/FBI – Marc Glassman
    -The prolific Sam Pollard uses recently declassified files to examine J. Edgar Hoover’s campaign of surveillance and harassment against Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • On the Record – JG
    -Directors Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering give the music industry its #MeToo moment in this controversial doc.
  • Time – Inge Coolsaet
    -Garrett Bradley positions herself as a modern doc filmmaker: not as standard-bearer of a cause, but as a storyteller channeling strong emotions and affecting narratives.
  • The Truffle Hunters – JG
    -Directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw discuss their delectable, doggy-filled doc about the joy of truffles.
  • Welcome to Chechnya – IC
    -David France’s film passionate fights for LGBTQ rights through compelling characters and unique technology.
  • Sing Me a Lullaby – PM
    -Director Tiffany Hsiung brings a personal film 15 years in the making full circle.
  • Now Is the Time – PM
    -Director Chris Auchter discusses his NFB film Now Is the Time, which revisits Robert Davidson’s landmark totem pole carving of 1969.
  • No Crying at the Dinner Table – PM
    -Carol Nguyen’s award winning film delicately probes subjects such as death, love, intimacy, connection, and cultural identity.

Interviews and Features

Conversations with directors elsewhere in the festival.

  • Sona Rising – Matt Hays
    -In Shut Up Sona, filmmaker Deepti Gupta profiles one of India’s most popular and controversial singers.

In Review

See the ‘Short List section above for additional titles in review.