IDFA has added 70 news documentary films to the 2019 lineup, along with a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award for filmmaker Jørgen Leth.
XY Chelsea (2019)
NAME OF FILM: XY CHELSEA
DIRECTOR(S): Tim Travers Hawkins
STARRING: Chelsea Manning, Nancy Hollander, Vincent J. Ward
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Chelsea Manning, the former soldier who in 2010 uploaded thousands of documents to WikiLeaks, disclosing to the world that war crime atrocities were occurring in Iraq. The film picks up Manning’s story just as she’s been pardoned by President Obama, having served seven of her thirty-five year prison sentence. Considering her roles as whistleblower, trans woman, and activist, the film follows her for two years, unravelling her complicated and sometimes harrowing history and wondering what’s next in her uncertain future.
Traverse City Film Festival released the 2019 program marking the 15th Anniversary Year with a “Cinema Saves The World” theme, and featuring over 200 films and events
This year, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 presents Films, Live Events and Alternate Realities experiences and installations focusing on LGBTQI+ communities and individuals.
This year’s 2019l Mammoth Lakes Film Festival will close out with the documentary, XY Chelsea on Sunday, May 26. The film takes a look at the life and career of Chelsea Manning.
Sheffield Doc/Fest announces the line-up of 180+ documentary features and shorts for its 26th edition, which runs from 6 to 11 June, 2019, under the tagline “Ways of Seeing”.
SHOWTIME released a first-look trailer for XY CHELSEA, directed by Tim Travers Hawkins, which will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Whistle-blower Chelsea Manning, whose 35-year sentence in an all-male maximum security prison was commuted by President Obama in 2017, will be the subject of the upcoming Showtime documentary “XY Chelsea.”
Sundance Institute has awarded over $1 million to documentary projects and artists at the forefront of global nonfiction storytelling