The third edition of DOC NYC, New York’s documentary film festival, will showcase a whopping 115 films and events. Opening night will kick off with the U.S. premiere of “Artifact,” which follows Jared Leto’s band Thirty Seconds to Mars as it battles a lawsuit against its record label, and the New York premiere of “Venus and Serena,” a look into the lives of the tennis-conquering Williams sisters. Both films had their world premieres at the Toronto film festival.
“DOC NYC has earned a reputation for unveiling films like ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams,’ which became a sensation, and ‘Undefeated,’ which went on to win the Oscar,” said DOC NYC artistic director Thom Powers. “Now we’ve curated a new crop of films destined for greatness.”
Other films receiving gala screenings include the world premiere of “Can’t Stand Losing You,” Andy Grieve and Lauren Lazin’s peek into the life of The Police guitarist Andy Summers and his band’s recent reunion tour; closing-night film “The Central Park Five,” which sheds light on the young men wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for the 1980s Central Park Jogger rape case; and the U.S. premiere of “Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp,” produced by Ice-T.
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DOC NYC runs November 8-15. Screenings take place at the IFC Center and at Chelsea’s SVA Theater.