Festival Section: Metropolis

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A FRAGILE TRUST: PLAGIARISM, POWER, AND JAYSON BLAIR AT THE NEW YORK TIMES

Director: SAMANTHA GRANT
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NYC PREMIERE In 2003, it was revealed that New York Times reporter Jayson Blair was a plagiarist, regularly cobbling together his articles from others found on the Internet or otherwise fabricating facts. This precipitated the lowest point in the Grey … Continue reading

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THE SARNOS – A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES

Director: WIKTOR ERICSSON
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US PREMIERE In the 1960s and ‘70s, Joe Sarno was a master of softcore porn, known as the Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street for his striking B&W photography and focus on women’s desire in films like Sin In The Suburbs, … Continue reading

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THE PLEASURES OF BEING OUT OF STEP

Director: DAVID L. LEWIS
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NYC PREMIERE A pioneer in music criticism, Nat Hentoff has spent more than six decades championing jazz in the pages of the Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, Down Beat, and numerous other publications. Mirroring music’s free flow, he has … Continue reading

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PATROLMAN P

Director: IDO MIZRAHY
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WORLD PREMIERE Patrolman P reopens a controversial case from the 1970s era of corruption scandals in the New York Police Department. Investigators leaned on a flamboyant detective named Bill Phillips who, after being caught taking bribes from an infamous madam, … Continue reading

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MISFIRE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHOOTING GALLERY

Director: WHITNEY RANSICK
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NYC PREMIERE The Shooting Gallery was a fabled New York film company responsible for art-house hits such as Sling Blade and You Can Count On Me. It rose to the heights of the ’90s independent film scene before financial risk-taking … Continue reading

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LUCKY

Director: LAURA CHECKOWAY
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NYC PREMIERE New Yorker Lucky Torres hides a lifetime of abuse and abandonment behind an angry, tattooed exterior. Growing up in foster care after their mother left them, Lucky and her sister Fantasy have struggled with stability all their lives. … Continue reading

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I LEARN AMERICA

Director: JEAN-MICHEL DISSARD & GITTE PENG
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NYC PREMIERE At the International High School at Lafayette, a Brooklyn public high school dedicated to newly arrived immigrants from all over the world, five teenagers strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, and create … Continue reading

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HERE ONE DAY

Director: KATHY LEICHTER
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NYC PREMIERE After Nina Leichter committed suicide, her daughter, Kathy, returned to the New York City apartment in which she was raised and found a hidden box of audiotapes. Nearly two decades later, she is finally ready to listen to … Continue reading

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EXPOSED

Director: BETH B
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US PREMIERE The World Famous *BOB*, Dirty Martini, Tigger!, Mat Fraser, Julie Atlas Muz, Bunny Love, Bambi the Mermaid, James Habacker and Rose Wood use satire and their own bodies to send up conventional notions of body image, gender, and … Continue reading