A new, free online screening series spotlighting the most talked-about nonfiction series and films of the year, featuring exclusive conversations with the creative teams behind them.

Announcing DOC NYC’s inaugural Spring Showcase, a new online screening series for documentary lovers! From May 24th – June 20th, gain FREE ACCESS to 14 of this year’s most talked-about nonfiction films and series, paired with exclusive conversations featuring the creative teams behind them.
Over the course of four weeks, hear from creators Padma Lakshmi, Steve James, Fran Lebowitz, Asif Kapadia, Dr. Orna Guralnik, Louis Theroux, and more, in Q&As moderated by DOC NYC’s programming team.

The lineup spans a wide variety of nonfiction formats and subjects, from hosted series to biographies, vérité films, and multi-part cultural explorations, covering everything from culinary history to city politics, pop music, and the inner workings of intimate relationships. You don’t want to miss it.

To RSVP for all screenings, click here.

Spring Showcase Events:

The Secrets of the Whales * – Q&A with National Geographic explorer & photographer/producer Brian Skerry and composer Raphaelle Thibaut
Screening June 7 – 8

Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi – Q&A with host and executive producer Padma Lakshmi
Screening June 9 – 10

The Social Dilemma – Q&A with director Jeff Orlowski and producer Larissa Rhodes
Screening June 11 – 12

Framing Britney Spears * – Q&A with producer/director Samantha Stark, showrunner/executive producer Mary Robertson, and senior story editor Liz Day
Screening June 13 – 14

Pretend It’s a City – Q&A with series subject/executive producer Fran Lebowitz
Screening June 15 – 16

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything * – Q&A with executive producer/series director Asif Kapadia, executive producer James Gay-Rees, executive producer/editor Chris King, series producer/director Danielle Peck and director James Rogan
Screening June 17 – 18

Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry * – Q&A with director/writer/producer R.J. Cutler, cinematographer Jenna Rosher, editor Greg Finton and editor Lindsay Utz
Screening June 19 – 20


Louis Theroux: Life on the Edge * – Q&A with writer and presenter Louis Theroux
Screening May 24 – 25

The Infinite Race – Q&A with filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz and film editor Flavia de Souza
Screening May 26 – 27

High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America – Q&A with executive producers Fabienne Toback and Karis Jagger; and series producer Shoshana Guy
Screening May 28 – 29

The Year Earth Changed * – Q&A with executive producers Alice Keens-Soper and Mike Gunton
Screening May 30 – 31

76 Days * – Q&A with director/producer Hao Wu
Screening June 1 – 2

City So Real * – Q&A with director/producer/cinematographer/editor Steve James and producer/sound recordist Zak Piper
Screening June 3 – June 4

Couples Therapy – Q&A with director/executive producer Josh Kriegman, director Kim Roberts, executive producer Elyse Steinberg, psychoanalyst and psychologist Dr. Orna Guralnik
Screening June 5 – 6

*Online screening is available in Canada


All prerecorded conversations and select shows will have closed captioning. To inquire about accessibility for any DOC NYC events, please email accessibility@docnyc.net.

Spring Showcase: Week 3

Secrets of the Whales is an epic journey within the world’s oceans and seas, offering cinematic storytelling and breathtaking images of the planet’s whales.

A journey across America, exploring the rich, diverse food culture of various immigrant groups, seeking out people who have shaped what American food is today.

In The Social Dilemma, key tech insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen

Spring Showcase: Week 4

Her rise was a global phenomenon. Her downfall was a cruel national sport. Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship battle over who should control her life.

Directed by Lebowitz’s longtime friend Martin Scorsese, Pretend it’s a City is a dose of NYC attitude that sparks pangs of delight, fury and recognition