AMERICAN ANARCHIST

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NYC PREMIERE At age 19, William Powell wrote one of the most infamous books ever published: The Anarchist Cookbook. Part manifesto and part bomb-making manual, it went on to sell over two million copies. Since then, the Cookbook has been associated with decades of violent anti-government attacks, abortion clinic bombings, school shootings and homegrown domestic […]

The Boxer

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NYC PREMIERE The Boxer is an intimate portrait of Chordale Booker, a gifted USA boxer and National Champion with a storied past. Following a court ruling that afforded Chordale a second chance at life, he vowed to make right and fight his battles in the place he knew best, the ring. Follow his tumultuous journey […]

MOTHER WITH A GUN

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INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Founded by Rabbi Meir Kahane in New York City in 1968, the Jewish Defense League advocates any means necessary to stop antisemitism. Once considered the most active terrorist organization in the United States for its use of armed response and preventative violence, the JDL is currently led by Shelley Rubin. With candor, Mother […]

SHORTS: THRILLS & AGONIES

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The sporting life. A 19-year-old Olympic fighter has the bout of his life in 86-32 (USA, 13 min., Randy Wilkins). Kid Yamaka (USA, 14 min., Matt Ogens) walks a path to personal redemption through boxing, Judaism and sobriety. A second chance allows a street-corner drug dealer to become a champion in The Boxer (USA, 15 […]

BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS

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US PREMIERE In 1981, at the height of the sectarian violence and nationalism in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles, a group of Irish Republican Army prisoners, led by Bobby Sands, went on a hunger strike to demand special recognition as political prisoners. Archival footage, Sands’s prison diary and testimonials from key players reveal how […]

MARATHON: THE PATRIOTS DAY BOMBING

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NYC PREMIERE On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring hundreds of others. Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg’s powerful film reveals the immediate impact of the terrorist attack on Boston as the city goes on lockdown and a manhunt ensues for the bombers, […]

FINDING OSCAR

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Special offer: 5 for $5 sale on this film ends at midnight, Nov 5. NYC PREMIERE During Guatemala’s 36-year-long civil war, an estimated 200,000 civilians were killed or disappeared. Among these were the 200 residents of the rural village of Dos Erres, who were massacred by an elite government commando unit in 1982. Two young boys survived to […]

CAPTIVE: COLA KIDNAP

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WORLD PREMIERE Captive is a highly anticipated Netflix doc series, backed by two-time Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man) and executive producer Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity). Each episode looks at a hostage situation from the viewpoints of the victims, kidnappers and negotiators. Cola Kidnap, directed by DOC NYC alum […]

OFF THE RAILS

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NYC PREMIERE Off the Rails tells the stranger-than-fiction story of serial MTA imposter Darius McCollum, who has been jailed more than 30 times for illegally driving buses and conducting subway trains. After finding sanctuary from childhood bullies in the subway, McCollum, who has Asperger’s syndrome, developed an obsession with the transit system. Though he has […]

UNSEEN

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NYC PREMIERE After a two-year period during which numerous women were reported missing in Cleveland’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood, a reported rape leads police to a grisly discovery: a serial killer, operating virtually in plain sight. Why had police failed to investigate the missing-persons cases? Why did neighbors turn a blind eye to the killer’s activities? […]