October 19, 2021

THE SILENCE OF THE MOLE

US PREMIERE In the 1970s, under the thumb of unprecedented repression, journalist Elias Barahona infiltrated the heart of the Guatemalan government. Becoming known only as “The Mole,” his work uncovering the regime’s transgressions revealed brazen acts of political violence and helped lift the wall of silence that had fallen over the nation. In this chilling […]

October 19, 2021

THE MOLE

US PREMIERE Sometimes you come across a documentary whose the description you have to reread just to make sure it’s all real. Mads Brügger’s latest sounds latest sounds like a John le Carré novel—but this is a true story of a multinational geopolitical plot dotted with greed, impostors, drugs, and weapons. Filmed in secrecy for […]

October 19, 2021

LIFE OF CRIME – 1984-2020

NYC PREMIERE Filmmaker Jon Alpert, a recipient of DOC NYC’s Lifetime Achievement Award, spent nearly 40 years in Newark, NJ chronicling the lives of Rob, Freddie, and Deliris, all caught in vicious cycles of drug addiction and street crime. This longitudinal study helps us understand the shortcomings of criminal justice, healthcare, and welfare. As New […]

October 19, 2021

ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE

A riveting philosophical meditation that explores the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing, and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens. The film elegantly launches several lines of inquiry, including […]

October 19, 2021

ADRIENNE

WORLD PREMIERE Adrienne Shelly starred in over twenty films including Hal Hartley’s indie classics The Unbelievable Truth and Trust. She also wrote and directed several shorts and feature films including the critically acclaimed Waitress. A devoted young mother, her life was right on track until her husband Andy Ostroy found her murdered. With Adrienne, Andy […]

October 9, 2019

THE GREAT HACK

Filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim were on the 2013 DOC NYC Short List for their Academy Award nominated film THE SQUARE. Now they investigate how Cambridge Analytica attempted to influence Brexit and the 2016 U.S. elections. As the data company blows up into an international scandal, the film follows Cambridge Analytica insider Brittany Kaiser, […]

October 9, 2019

SHORT LIST SHORTS: LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD + ST LOUIS SUPERMAN

LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL) DIR: Carol Dysinger In the war-torn city of Kabul, a class of young girls from disadvantaged neighborhoods learns to read, write—and skateboard—in director Carol Dysinger’s love letter to a place she has filmed in for the last fifteen years. Courtesy of Lifetime Films/A&E IndieFilms. (USA/UK, […]

October 9, 2019

SHORT LIST SHORTS: FIRE IN PARADISE + GHOSTS OF SUGAR LAND

FIRE IN PARADISE DIR: Drea Cooper, Zachary Canepari On the morning of November 8, 2018, a seemingly small fire broke out in Butte County, California near the town of Paradise. Over the course of a few short hours, it grew into the country’s deadliest wildfire in over a century, killing 85 people and destroying Paradise. […]

October 9, 2019

THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY

2019 SHORT LIST: DIRECTING AWARD In 1985, Brazil reclaimed democracy after decades of military dictatorship. At the heart of the country’s democratic reforms was the progressive Workers’ Party, which elected Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva the nation’s president in 2002, followed by his protege, Dilma Rousseff, its first female leader, in 2010. But neither could […]

October 8, 2019

DIEGO MARADONA

Filmmaker Asif Kapadia was on the 2015 Short List for his Oscar®-winning film Amy. Now he returns with this stunning portrait of Argentine football star Diego Maradona, focusing on the player’s legend-making years in Italy. Since Kapadia’s breakthrough documentary Senna, he’s employed a virtuoso approach to archival footage that’s used to depict Maradona’s exploits on […]