Over 110 films make up this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest lineup, 79 of which are doc features making their world, international, European and/or UK premieres.
Among the highlights on tap for this year’s edition: the already announced opening night film, “Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” from director Morgan Spurlock; Danfung Dennis’ recently acquired Sundance award-winner “Hell and Back Again”; Steve James’ acclaimed “The Interrupters”; the Hole doc “Hit So Hard” which premiered earlier this year at SXSW; the Donald Trump bashing “You’ve Been Trumped,” which recently premiered at Hot Docs; and “We Are Poets” from Sheffield based filmmakers Alex Ramseyer-Bache and Daniel Lucchesi.
The festival will also feature a number of tributes. Veteran filmmaker Albert Maysles (“Grey Gardens”) will be at Sheffiled to screen his films and give a Masterclass. Indian documentary filmmaker Mani Kaul will be present for a rare screening of his biodoc “Siddheswari Devil.” And the late cinematopgrapher Richard Leacock will be remembered with screenings of Richard Drew’s “The Chair” and Robert J. Flaherty’s “Louisiana Story.”
The full Sheffield Doc/Fest program can be viewed here. The festival runs from June 8th through June 12th, 2011.