The POV DOC NYC Hub
New York’s DOC NYC starts today with a weeklong showcase of the best and biggest names in documentary. As a handy guide, we’ve rounded up our reviews, features, and interviews on some of the films screening at the festival. Not to be missed is the festival’s “Shortlist” selection that includes a spotlight on 15 films that could (or should?) make the Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary Feature next month. It’s one-stop shopping for many of the best films from the non-fiction world released this year.
Features and Interviews
- The Freshmen – Pat Mullen
- Attiya Khan and Larry Jackman’s A Better Man is one of the notable Canadian first features this year with its innovative approach to discussing rehabilitation and domestic violence.
- ‘Find Something You Love’: Brett Morgen Talks Jane – Marc Glassman
-Director Brett Morgen (Cobain: Montage of Heck) talks about his new film about Dr. Jane Goodall, a romantic epic that spans the history of non-fiction film.
- Pushing Against the Status Quo: A Talk with One of Us Directors Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing – PM
-The Jesus Camp directors discuss their compelling new doc about their New Yorkers escaping Hasidism for the secular world.
- From Stage to Screen: Amanda Lipitz Talks Step – PM
-Tony Award winner Amanda Lipitz discusses her inspiring doc about the hopes and dreams of young Black women on a school dance team.
In Review – Short List
- Abacus: Small Enough to Jail – PM
- The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography – MG
- Chasing Coral – Jason Gorber
- City of Ghosts – JG
- Faces Places – Judy Wolfe
- The Final Year – Daniel Glassman
- The Force – JG
- Jane – DG
- Kedi – PM
- One of Us – PM
- Risk – MG
- Step – PM
- Armed with Faith – Anastasia Akulinina
- Babe, I Hate to Go – PM
- Donkeyote – Liam Lacey
- Jim & Andy – the great beyond – PM
- The Judge – AA
- Life to Come – Chelsea Philips-Carr
- Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle – PM
- The Other Side of Everything – DG
- Rebels On Pointe – PM
- Recruiting for Jihad – DG
- Sammy Davis Jr., I’ve Gotta Be Me – PM
- Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood – PM
- Silas – PM
DOC NYC runs Nov. 9-16. Visit DOC NYC for more information on this year’s festival.