Highlights from Day Four at DOC NYC

Rebels, renegades, and dreamers dominated day four of DOC NYC, as audiences were treated to special guest appearances and stories about an inspirational startup in Lebanon, a crime-fighting crew in New York City, and a Hollywood legend who defied expectations. Actress and activist Susan Sarandon was among the guests who answered questions from an enthusiastic […]

$12 MATINEES: See a doc during the day at a discount!

DOC NYC matinee screenings offer a unique opportunity see new nonfiction films from all over the world at a reduceed rate, usually with special guests in attendance. Films screening before 5:00 are just $12, a full $7 less than our $19 regular price. Browse the schedule now to pick out the movies you want to see.

Morning Manifesto on Mastering Cinematography at DOC NYC Pro

Written by Isaac Steinmetz “It’s OK to Make Money,” “Failure is Good” and other Lessons from Groundbreaking True Crime Filmmaker Joe Berlinger Day 4 of DOC NYC PRO began with words of wisdom from Joe Berlinger, director of HBO’s “Paradise Lost” trilogy, “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster” and many other seminal true crime, historical and music […]

On Clarity, Controversy, and Covering Uncomfortable Topics at DOC NYC Pro

Written by Megan Scanlon In light of the general lack of gender parity in filmmaking, it’s worth noting that DOC NYC strives for diversity across films, programs, and platforms. Suffused with idiosyncratic POVs, and a convivial verve and pluck, the spectrum of talent who took to the Cinepolis stage for the five panels of Mastering […]

Highlights from Day Two at DOC NYC

Day two of DOC NYC featured films that dove headfirst into complicated family dynamics, the glamorous and cut-throat world of 1970’s fashion, and an in-depth chronicle of a Manhattan murder mystery. Director Errol Morris, recipient of this year’s DOC NYC Visionaries Award, again forges new ground with Wormwood, his six-part Netflix series that investigates the […]

On Finding the Style for the Story at DOC NYC Pro

  Written by Lisa Kovitz This DOC NYC PRO panel, moderated by the festival’s artistic director Thom Powers, featured two iconic documentary filmmakers, Bret Morgen of Jane and Errol Morris of The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography and Wormwood.  They were joined by newcomer Ceyda Torun, whose debut film Kedi, which follows nine Istanbul street […]

On Filmmakers Becoming Part of the Story at DOC NYC Pro

Written by Lisa Kovitz Three directors – Bryan Fogel of Icarus, Yance Ford of Strong Island, and Jeff Orlowski of Chasing Coral – told a DOC NYC PRO audience they did not originally intend to be a character in their films, but a variety of circumstances put each front and center. The panel, moderated by […]

Advice On Navigating Sensitive Relationships at DOC NYC PRO

  Written by Lisa Kovitz While people facing significantly challenging life situations is the stuff of compelling documentary, filmmakers are required to take an even more careful approach to their subjects and stories.  Directors Amanda Lipitz of Step, Dan Sickles of Dina, Heidi Ewing of One of Us and Peter Nicks of The Force told […]

Party Like a Doc Star!

  The hardest working filmmakers in documentary came out to play at DOC NYC’s Filmmaker Party on Friday, hosted by Netflix at Troy in New York City’s Meatpacking District.                 See more photos from the DOC NYC Filmmaker Party on Flickr