NYUFF Announces Key Films For 10th Anniversary Year

by Wendy Mitchell

Pictured during the recent Sundance Film Festival, NYUFF opener, "The Weather Underground" directors Sam Green and Bill Siegel with documentary subjects, Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers.

Photo by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE

The New York Underground Film Festival announced some key events for its 10th anniversary festival, slated for March 5-11 at NYC's Anthology Film Archives. Opening night will feature the East Coast premiere of Sam Green and Bill Siegel's doc "The Weather Underground," which was a recent hit at Sundance. Closing night will be the world premiere of "Northwest," a skateboarding flick from Coan Nichols and Rick Charnoski, who premiered their doc "Fruit of the Vine" at the NYUFF in 2000.

To mark the festival's 10th year, there will be a centerpiece screening of Adi Sideman's controversial doc "Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys," which caused a stir when it played at the first NYUFF in March 1994. The fest plans to announce the remainder of its lineup later this month.