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DOC NYC Announces Full 2015 Lineup

DOC NYC Announces Full 2015 Lineup


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DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival, has announced the full lineup for its sixth edition, running November 12-19 at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and the Bow Tie Cinemas and SVA Theater in Chelsea. The 2015 festival includes 104 feature-length documentaries and has expanded to showcase over 200 films and events overall. Included are 27 world premieres and 15 U.S. premieres, with more than 200 filmmakers and special guests expected in person to present their films, including Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

As previously announced, Barbara Kopple’s music doc “Miss Sharon Jones!” will open the festival. The New York City premiere of Amy Berg’s “Janis: Little Girl Blue” and the world premiere of Michael Epstein and Dyllan McGee’s “Once and For All” will round out the gala screenings as the Centerpiece and Closing Night selections, respectively. 

“This year’s line-up represents the tremendous breadth and depth of documentary making,” said Director of Programming Basil Tsiokos. “The films introduce us to unforgettable characters full of emotion, inspiration and wonder. No matter what your interest -– arts, politics, sports, food, music, you name it -– we’ve got a film for you.” 

Highlights from the 2015 DOC NYC lineup can be found below. Visit the festival website for the entire slate.

Galas

Opening Night – MISS SHARON JONES!
Dir: Barbara Kopple, US Premiere
 
Centerpiece – JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE
Dir: Amy Berg, NYC Premiere
 
Closing Night – ONCE AND FOR ALL
Dirs: Michael Epstein, Dyllan McGee, World Premiere

Special Events

AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES: THE WORK OF ROSAMOND PURCELL
Dir: Molly Bernstein, World Premiere
 
HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT
Dir: Kent Jones
 
KEYNOTE: A CONVERSATION WITH JON ALPERT & SHEILA NEVINS

MAKING A MURDERER
Dirs: Laura Ricciardi, Moira Demos, World Premiere
 
TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART
Dir: James Crump

Viewfinders Competition

THE ANTHROPOLOGIST
Dirs: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger, World Premiere
 
BARGE
Dir: Ben Powell, NYC Premiere
 
BLUESPACE
Dir: Ian Cheney, World Premiere
 
A GOOD AMERICAN
Dir: Friedrich Moser, North American Premiere
 
I AM SUN MU
Dir: Adam Sjöberg, US Premiere
 
A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES: PEACEKEEPERS
Dirs: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Geeta Gandbhir, US Premiere
 
MOTLEY’S LAW
Dir: Nicole Horanyi, NYC Premiere
 
NEWMAN
Dir: Jon Fox, NYC Premiere
 
P.S. JERUSALEM
Dir: Danae Elon, US Premiere
 
THE SUNSHINE MAKERS
 Dir: Cosmo Feilding-Mellen, World Premiere
Docs Redux

GIMME SHELTER (1970)
Dirs: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin
 
HIGH ON CRACK STREET: LOST LIVES IN LOWELL (1995)
Dirs: Jon Alpert, Maryann DeLeo, Richard Farrell
 
SISTERS IN LAW (2005)
Dir: Kim Longinotto

Behind the Scenes

CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH
Dir: Adam Benzine, NYC Premiere
THE DYING OF THE LIGHT
Dir: Peter Flynn, World Premiere
 
HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY
Dir: Daniel Raim, North American Premiere
 
RAIDERS!: THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE
Dirs: Jeremy Coon, Tim Skousen, NYC Premiere
 
REEL IN THE CLOSET
Dir: Stu Maddux, NYC Premiere
 
WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED
Dir: Gillian Armstrong, NYC Premiere

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