October 18, 2022


Filmmaker Margaret Brown (The Order of Myths) returns to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama to reflect on the legacy of the last known ship carrying enslaved Africans to enter the United States, the Clotilda. As remains of the ship are discovered in 2019, Brown documents the lives of the descendants of Clotilda as well as […]

October 18, 2022


DOC NYC alum Sara Dosa (The Seer and the Unseen) tells the story of the married French volcanologists Maurice and Katia Krafft. The film’s script, narrated by Miranda July, takes an essayistic approach vividly illustrated by the Krafft’s film and photo archive of volcanic activity. Their career lasted two decades before they perished getting too […]

October 18, 2022


In the years before 1973 when Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the United States, a group of Chicago activists formed the Jane Collective to help women end unwanted pregnancies. The Janes uncovers this hidden history by interviewing many participants in the movement who worked under constant threat of arrest. Their defiance and dedication resonate […]

October 18, 2022


Mija takes us into the world of Chicano pop music through the eyes of a young Mexican -American talent manager Doris Muñoz as she handles the superstar Cuco and the emerging singer Jacks Haupt. Growing up in California with undocumented family members, she scarcely saw images of accomplished Latinas in American media. She asks: how […]

October 18, 2022


Filmmaker Chris Smith (American Movie; Fyre) creates an intimate portrait of the pioneering independent filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. as he spends his final years bonding with his famous son Robert Downey Jr. The father won cult status in the 1960s and ‘70s for irreverent, low-budget films such as Putney Swope and Greaser’s Palace. With participation from […]

November 12, 2021


Screens Friday, November 12 at 2:00pm (IFC Center) – purchase tickets here Selma Blair made her name as an actress in Hollywood hits such as Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde. But in 2018, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. As she adapts to living with the illness with humor and unflinching candor, filmmaker Rachel Fleit documents […]

October 26, 2021


Filmmaker Robert Greene has pushed the boundaries of collaborative documentary in innovative films such as Kate Plays Christine and Bisbee ‘17. In Procession, he deepens his practice of collaboration to document a drama-therapy project working with six men in Kansas City, Missouri who were abused by Catholic priests as children. “Greene’s process — free of […]

October 26, 2021


Acclaimed musician Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson makes his directorial debut shaping a treasure trove of footage from the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The film features a Who’s Who of Black performers representing the music of Motown, Latin America, Africa, gospel, blues, and more. As a master DJ, Questlove knows exactly how to mix classic performances with […]

October 26, 2021


Anthony Bourdain touched countless lives as the best-selling author of Kitchen Confidential and globe-trotting TV host. His intensity, curiosity and humor radiated off the page and the television screen, leaving a tremendous sense of loss after his suicide in 2018. Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville creates a multi-sided portrait of Bourdain, drawing upon extensive unseen footage […]

October 26, 2021


Filmmaker Todd Haynes has previously portrayed fictionalized musicians in Velvet Goldmine and I’m Not There. Now he turns to documentary to explore The Velvet Underground and the 1960s New York scene of experimental art, music, and film. He conducts new interviews with surviving band members and eyewitnesses, including Jonathan Richman who brings vivid memories of […]