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Stranger Than Fiction Launches 11th Season Tomorrow

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire September 28, 2009 at 3:08AM

Stranger Than Fiction, the weekly documentary film series programmed by Thom Powers and presented by the IFC Center, will launch its eleventh season on September 29, 2009 with a sneak preview of "Ahead of Time," including a Q&A with director Bob Richman and film subject Ruth Gruber whose 98th birthday is the following day. examines the adventurous life of Gruber whose accomplishments included covering the 1947 Jewish refugees on the boat Exodus for Life Magazine. The film marks the directorial debut of Bob Richman, known for his work as a cinematographer on docs such as "The September Issue" and "My Architect."
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Stranger Than Fiction, the weekly documentary film series programmed by Thom Powers and presented by the IFC Center, will launch its eleventh season on September 29, 2009 with a sneak preview of "Ahead of Time," including a Q&A with director Bob Richman and film subject Ruth Gruber whose 98th birthday is the following day. examines the adventurous life of Gruber whose accomplishments included covering the 1947 Jewish refugees on the boat Exodus for Life Magazine. The film marks the directorial debut of Bob Richman, known for his work as a cinematographer on docs such as "The September Issue" and "My Architect."

Other docs included in the season - which takes place at the IFC Center every Tuesday night at 8:00 pm through December 1st - include three 2009 Toronto Film Festival entries, Erik Gandini's "Videocracy," Benjamin Franzen & Kembrew McLeod's "Copyright Criminals" and Carter Gunn & Ross McDonnell's "Colony." Each event includes a discussion with the filmmakers, followed by a gathering at the nearby bar 99 Below. The full season schedule appears below. For more information visit STF's website.

Stranger Than Fiction: Fall 2009 Season

Sept 29:
Ahead Of Time (Dir. Bob Richman, 2009)

Oct 5:
Mon. Night Special
October Country (Dir. Michael Palmieri & Donal Mosher, 2009)

Oct 6:
The Real Shaolin (Dir. Alexander Sebastien Lee, 2008)

Oct 13:
Videocracy (Dir. Erik Gandini, 2009)

Oct 20:
Still Bill (Dir. Damani Baker & Alex Vlack, 2009)

Oct 27:
The Good Fight (Dir. Noel Buckner, Mary Dore & Sam Sills, 1984)

Nov 3:
Colony (Dir. Carter Gunn & Ross Mcdonnell, 2009)

Nov 10:
Copyright Criminals (Dir. Benjamin Franzen & Kembrew Mcleod, 2009)

Nov 16:
Mon. Night Special, Docurama Copresentation
The Weather Underground (Dir. Sam Green & Bill Siegel, 2002) W/ Special Guest Mark Rudd

Nov 17:
Iran: Images From The Uprising (Featuring Hamid Rahmanian & Other Speakers)

Nov 24:
Double Dare (Dir. Amanda Micheli, 2004)

Dec 1:
Closing Night Film – to be announced

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