Whether musical, acting, or cooking, our artistic process is more than what meets the eye. (Total Running Time: 99 MIN)

Shut Up and Paint | Directors: Titus Kaphar, Alex Mallis
Celebrated artist Titus Kaphar takes the mic and camera to share his thoughts on race and the art market. Courtesy of POV Shorts (USA, 21 MIN)

You Can’t Stop Spirit | Directors: Vashi Korin
This mesmerizing portrait of the “baby dolls” of Mardi Gras tradition explores the storied tradition as a spiritual and artistic practice among a group of New Orleans women. Courtesy of The New York Times Op-Docs (USA, 14 MIN)

Angola Can You Hear Us? Voices From a Plantation Prison | Directors: Cinque Northern
When Liza Jessie Peterson performs her one-woman play at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, she activates the men incarcerated in America’s largest prison-plantation. Courtesy of MTV Documentary Films (USA, 27 MIN)

Nasir | Directors: Nasir Bailey, Jackson Kroopf
DOC NYC Alumni and 2021 Best Short Winner captures the tender story of Nasir as he opens up to his family about his transition. Courtesy of L.A. Times Studios (USA, 17 MIN)

The Best Chef in the World | Director / Producer: Ben Proudfoot
Oscar winner and DOC NYC alum, Ben Proudfoot, profiles Sally Schmidt, the under-recognized progenitor of California Cuisine. Courtesy of The New York Times Op-Docs (USA, 20 MIN)

Accessibility Alert for Cinepolis Chelsea Theaters 4 and 6: 


This film screens in Cinépolis 4 on November 9 at 9:15pm. Unfortunately, due to the venue’s last-minute mechanical issues beyond our control, there is no elevator or escalator access to this auditorium. The theater is accessible by stairs. If you would prefer not to climb 37 steps to attend this event, please consider purchasing a ticket for an online screening instead.  

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