DOC NYC

NAME OF FESTIVAL: DOC NYC
SINCE: 2005
WHERE: Manhattan, New York, USA
WEBSITE: www.docnyc.net
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Documentary storytelling is flourishing like never before – encompassing reportage, memoir, history, humor and more. DOC NYC celebrates this cultural phenomenon and encourages its new directions.

“Motley’s Law” “Class Divide” Wins Grand Jury Prizes at 2015 DOC NYC

“Motley’s Law” “Class Divide” Wins Grand Jury Prizes at 2015 DOC NYC

The 2015 DOC NYC announced its award-winners as well as news of record attendance. The Grand Jury Prize Winner in the Viewfinders Competition is Motley’s Law, directed by Nicole Horanyi, (pictured above) a portrait of Kimberley Motley, the only Western lawyer licensed to work in Afghanistan’s courts. The Grand Jury Prize Winner in the Metropolis Competition is HBO’s Class Divide, directed by Marc Levin, which takes a look at NYC’s gentrification and growing inequality through […]

BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY, Documentary Exploring Origins of Sport, to NY Premiere at DOC NYC | TRAILER

BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY, Documentary Exploring Origins of Sport, to NY Premiere at DOC NYC | TRAILER

BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY, a new feature documentary by filmmaker Jerome Thélia exploring the nature and origins of sport, will have its New York Premiere at DOC NYC on Monday at 7:30 pm. Inspired by the book, The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game by John Fox From Brazilian favelas to dusty Congolese villages, from neolithic Scottish isles to modern soccer pitches, BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD […]

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY to US Premiere at DOC NYC 2015 | TRAILER

HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY, which will have its US PREMIERE at the upcoming DOC NYC 2015. HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY is directed by Academy Award Nominee Daniel Raim, Executive Produced by Danny DeVito and features many familiar faces including Harold Michelson, Lillian Michelson, Danny DeVito, Francis Ford Coppola, Mel Brooks, Anahid Nazarian, Rick Carter, Tom Walsh, Jim Bissell, Marc Wanamaker, Bill Krohn, Norman Newberry, and Gene Allen. Academy Award®-nominated […]

Award Winning Documentary BARGE to NY Premiere at 2015 DOC NYC | TRAILER

Award Winning Documentary BARGE to NY Premiere at 2015 DOC NYC | TRAILER

The award winning documentary BARGE directed by Ben Powell have its NY premiere at 2015 DOC NYC, where it will screen in the Viewfinders Section. BARGE had its World Premiere at SXSW 2015, and went on to win Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary Feature: Dallas International Film Festival 2015, Best Documentary Feature: Crossroads Film Festival 2015 and Honorable Mention, Best Documentary: Ashland Independent Film Festival 2015. BARGE evocatively depicts the lives of the Mississippi River’s […]

“Noma: My Perfect Storm” Documentary on World’s Best Restaurant to Premiere at DOC NYC and Opens in Theaters on Dec. 18

“Noma: My Perfect Storm” Documentary on World’s Best Restaurant to Premiere at DOC NYC and Opens in Theaters on Dec. 18

“Noma: My Perfect Storm,” the documentary on the World’s Best Restaurant will have its North American premiere at 2015 DOC NYC before being released in theaters, On Demand and on iTunes on Dec. 18 via Magnolia Pictures. The documentary directed by Pierre Deschamps, follows celebrated chef Rene Redzepi against the backdrop of his Copenhagen-based restaurant called Noma,which was voted The World’s Best Restaurant in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Inspired by two books written by […]

DADDY DON’T GO, Executive Produced by Omar Epps & Malik Yoba, to Premiere at 2015 DOCNYC | TRAILER

DADDY DON’T GO, Executive Produced by Omar Epps & Malik Yoba, to Premiere at 2015 DOCNYC | TRAILER

DADDY DON’T GO directed by Emily Abt, and Executive Produced by Omar Epps (Resurrection) & Malik Yoba (Empire) will premiere at the 2015 DOC NYC on November 14th. “Daddy Don’t Go” captures two years in the lives of four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they fight to defy the odds against them. DADDY DON’T GO follows the lives of four young fathers – Alex, Nelson, Roy and Omar – as they struggle to […]

Cancer Documentary, THE C WORD, Narrated by Morgan Freeman to Premiere at DOC NYC | TRAILER

Cancer Documentary, THE C WORD, Narrated by Morgan Freeman to Premiere at DOC NYC | TRAILER

The documentary, THE C WORD, which takes on the institutions preventing meaningful progress in the ways we currently treat cancer, will have its NYC premiere at DOC NYC on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Directed by cancer survivor Meghan O’Hara (producer of Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine and Sicko) and narrated by Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, THE C WORD mixes the personal stories of Meghan and celebrated neurosurgeon and cancer revolutionary Dr. David Servan-Schreiber with an in-depth […]

Wildlife Documentary HUNTWATCH to World Premiere at 2015 DOC NYC | TRAILER

Wildlife Documentary HUNTWATCH to World Premiere at 2015 DOC NYC | TRAILER

Actor Ryan Reynolds has lent his voice to the wildlife documentary Huntwatch, that follows the 50 year battle for baby seals on the ice floes of Canada, and making its world premiere at 2015 DOC NYC. The sound of newborn seals on pristine white ice is shattered by helicopter blades thumping overhead, gunshots, cameras snapping and the smell of boat diesel. The stakes are high for both the hunters and the watchers – get the […]

SPEED SISTERS on Middle East’s First All-Female Car Racing Team to US Premiere at DOC NYC 2015 | TRAILER

SPEED SISTERS on Middle East’s First All-Female Car Racing Team to US Premiere at DOC NYC 2015 | TRAILER

SPEED SISTERS, a new feature documentary following the Middle East’s first all-female car racing team, will have its US premiere at DOC NYC 2015.  SPEED SISTERS provides a rare, unfiltered look into the daily lives of a group of extraordinary Palestinian women. The film follows Marah, Mona, Betty, Noor and their manager Maysoon – fearless women who overcome community expectations and politics as they compete for both the title of “Fastest Woman Driver” and the […]

LUCHA MEXICO

LUCHA MEXICO to US Premiere at DOC NYC 2015 | TRAILER

LUCHA MEXICO will have its US PREMIERE at the upcoming DOC NYC 2015. Directed by Ian Markiewicz & Alexandria Hammond (Better Than Something: Jay Reatard), the ultimate look behind the mask, LUCHA MEXICO documents the joyous spectacle of Lucha Libre, which has thrilled fans in Mexico for generations. The film gives the audience the ultimate access to these legendary masked wrestlers, in the ring and beyond the lights of the stadium. Born into the entertainment […]

2015 DOC NYC Complete Lineup; Secretary Hillary Clinton to Attend Closing Night World Premiere of ONCE AND FOR ALL

2015 DOC NYC Complete Lineup; Secretary Hillary Clinton to Attend Closing Night World Premiere of ONCE AND FOR ALL

The 2015 DOC NYC documentary festival, running November 12 to 19, will include over 200 films and events.  Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in attendance for the Closing Night world premiere of AOL’s MAKERS’ Once and For All, directed by Michael Epstein and Dyllan McGee, about the 1995 Beijing Women’s Conference where then-First Lady Clinton gave a historic address on women’s rights. Director Amy Berg will present her Janis Joplin portrait, Janis: Little Girl Blue, for the festival’s Centerpiece on November […]

MISS SHARON JONES!

U.S. premiere of MISS SHARON JONES! to Open 2015 DOC NYC

The 2015 DOC NYC taking place, November 12 to 19, 2015, will kick off with the U.S. premiere of Barbara Kopple’s new film Miss Sharon Jones! as the Opening Night selection. The film follows the rhythm & blues performer Sharon Jones as she battles cancer and prepares for a comeback with her band The Dap-Kings. Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) follows R&B queen Sharon Jones over the course of an eventful year, as she battles […]

DOC NYC Unveils Film Lineup; DO I SOUND GAY? Opens, THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING Closes Fest

DOC NYC Unveils Film Lineup; DO I SOUND GAY? Opens, THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING Closes Fest

Do I Sound Gay?Do I Sound Gay?

DOC NYC, announced the full line-up for its fifth edition, running November 13-20 at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Chelsea’s SVA Theatre and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas in New York CIty. Representing a dramatic growth from last year’s edition, the 2014 festival will showcase 153 films and events, with over 200 documentary makers and special guests expected in person to present their films to New York City audiences.

The Yes Men Are RevoltingThe Yes Men Are Revolting

Joining the US premiere of Opening Night Film Do I Sound Gay? as a Gala presentation, is this year’s Closing Night Film, the US premiere of The Yes Men Are Revolting, directed by Laura Nix and The Yes Men. Both films made their debut in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.

BREASTMILK Documentary to Screen at 2013 DOC NYC | TRAILER

BREASTMILK Documentary to Screen at 2013 DOC NYC | TRAILER

 documentary BREASTMILK directed/produced by Dana Ben-Ari and executive produced by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

The new documentary BREASTMILK directed/produced by Dana Ben-Ari and executive produced by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, will screen at the 4th annual DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in the U.S. BREASTMILK follows five New York City mothers from late pregnancy until their babies are a year old. Filmed in in a cinéma vérité style, the film is an intimate, frank exploration of the truth, sexuality, politics, and emotions surrounding modern breastfeeding.

DOC NYC To Run November 14-21; Opens with NYC Premiere of THE UNKNOWN KNOWN

DOC NYC To Run November 14-21; Opens with NYC Premiere of THE UNKNOWN KNOWN

THE UNKNOWN KNOWNTHE UNKNOWN KNOWN

DOC NYC documentary festival returns for its fourth year to the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Chelsea’s SVA Theatre in New York City from November 14 to 21, 2013.  DOC NYC will showcase 131 films and events, including screenings of 72 feature-length films and 39 shorts as well as 20 doc-related panel discussions and masterclasses. The festival opens on November 14th with the NYC premiere of THE UNKNOWN KNOWN, presented by director Errol Morris, in which he engages in a verbal duel with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld over recent history.

Last Week to Check Out DOC NYC Fest at the IFC Center and SVA Theaters!

We told you guys about it last week, but this year’s DOC NYC Fest is truly shaping up to be one of the premiere film festivals in the entire City. The programming is impeccable, on-point, and there is an almost giddy feeling in all of the recent screenings- whether it was watching the astounding doc about story-book creator and illustrator Tomi Ungerer (whose work turned towards pornography later in life)  in director Brad Bernstein’s nspiring Far […]