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Stranger Than Fiction at the IFC Center

Stranger Than Fiction at the IFC Center

Steven Soderbergh’s documentary “And Everything is Going Fine” will launch the thirteenth season of the IFC Center’s Stranger Than Fiction (STF) weekly documentary film series, on April 6th. Soderbegh will be in attendance for the kick-off of the series, which runs every Tuesday night through June 8.

Each film screened will feature a Q&A with the filmmakers, followed by drinks at Alibi Lounge. While STF’s primary aim is to present new and exciting documentary work, with this year’s season they’re also seeking to bring fresh attention to older work. On May 25th STF will screen Dziga Vertov’s “Man With a Movie Camera,” originally released in 1929, with a new modern score edited by filmmaker John Walter.

Below are the films and dates: [Synopses provided by IFC Center]

Tues. April 6 – “And Everything is Going Fine” (2010)
Steven Soderbergh chronicles the life of monologist Spalding Gray through a rich archive of outtakes. Q&A w/ dir Steven Soderbergh

Tues. April 13 – “Horses” (2009)
A beautifully rendered look at a year in the lives of three charismatic Irish racehorses, from the director of “Beauty Academy of Kabul.” Q&A w/ dir Liz Mermin

SPRING SPECIAL Wed. April 14 – “Family Affair” (2010)
Chico Colvard delves into layers of family secrets that surfaced when, as a child, he fired a rifle at his sister. Q&A w/ dir Chico Colvard

Tues. April 20 – “The Kids Grow Up” (2009)
The director of “51 Birch Street” dreads an empty nest as his teenage daughter heads off to college in this poignant look at family. Q&A w/ dir Doug Block

Tues. April 27 – “Cleanflix” (2009)
Mormon video store owners recut R-rated Hollywood films for “clean” versions until they face copyright suits and a sex scandal. Q&A w/ dirs Andrew James and Joshua Ligairi

Tues. May 4 – “Pin Gods” (1996)
In this overlooked gem, an eccentric cast of pro bowlers jockey for first place through the ups and downs of a season. Q&A w/ dir Larry Locke

Tues. May 11 -“Life 2.0” (2010)
This highly inventive film follows three people whose lives are upended by the virtual reality game Second Life. Q&A w/ dir Jason Koff

Tues. May 18 – “My Perestroika” (2010)
Drawing upon rich Soviet archival and home movies, this film follows a group of Russian friends who lived through cataclysmic change. (Sundance) Q&A w/ dir Robin Hessman

Tues. May 25 – “Man With a Movie Camera” (1929)
Filmmaker John Walter has painstakingly edited a new modern score for this pioneering classic by Dziga Vertov. Q&A w/ dir John Walter

Tues. June 1 – “Haynesville” (2009)
Louisiana residents battle corporations over land rights after the discovery of a gigantic natural gas reserve. (Sheffield, SXSW) Q&A w/ dir Gregory Kallenberg


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