Highlights from Day Three at DOC NYC
New York miracles, sneak previews, and comedy legends on day three of DOC NYC
On day three at DOC NYC, doc lovers got a front row seat for the stories of one of the most enigmatic comedians of all time, a truly unconventional New York City real estate development, and a rural murder that inspired a best selling and genre-defining novel.
If it was the role he was born to play, Jim Carey lived in Andy Kaufman’s skin for months on end during the filming of the 1999 biopic Man on the Moon, and in Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, director Chris Smith reveal Carey’s extreme commitment to playing the part. The killing of the Clutter family in 1959 was the foundation of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and Joe Berlinger’s Sundance TV docuseries Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders revisits the case that changed the landscape of non-fiction story telling. Real estate in New York City is notoriously brutal, but Miracle on 42nd Street tells a rare story of real estate gone right, as director Alice Elliott documents a luxury high rise re purposed at the height of the city’s financial crisis of the 1970’s, and the residents who called it home.