Highlights from Day Seven at DOC NYC
Taking risks in music, politics, art, and life on day seven at DOC NYC
Leaping across boundaries big and small, day seven at DOC NYC featured stories of high stakes cyber espionage and a genre bending musical talent.
Director Laura Poitras once again peers into one of the biggest and most controversial events of the past year with Risk, her daring documentary on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the lead up to the 2016 election. Like her last film, Citizenfour, which chronicled Edward Snowden’s notorious NSA leaks, Poitras pulls the curtain back, often at great personal risk, to get to the very core of her subjects, their motivations, and the consequences of their actions. Guitarist Bill Frisell has been making major waves in the music world for decades, leaping across styles and genres with a quiet brilliance that has earned him an eclectic legion of fans. Emma Franz’s Bill Frisell: A Portrait paints a sonic picture of a staggeringly talented and highly influential artist, and his impact on everything from jazz to punk to country and everything in between.