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IDA’s DocuWeeks Screenings Give Soft Launch to Oscar Race

IDA's DocuWeeks Screenings Give Soft Launch to Oscar Race

The Oscar race for best documentary will get a soft launch next month with the International Documentary Association’s 15th Annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase.

Screening Aug. 12-Sept. 1 at the IFC Center in New York and Aug. 19-Sept. 8 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles, DocuWeeks will present 17 documentary features and seven shorts from 16 countries. Each film receives a full week of screenings that count as theatrical runs that qualify the films for Oscar consideration.
This year’s features are:

“Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey”
“Better This World”
“A Bitter Taste of Freedom”
“The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan”
“The Carrier”
“Dying To Do Letterman”
“Hell and Back Again”
“The Mexican Suitcase”
“Miss Representation”
“Phnom Penh Lullaby”
“The Power of Two”
“Semper Fi; Always Faithful”
“SOS – State of Security”
“The Tiniest Place” (El Lugar Mas Pequeno)
“To Be Heard”
“Unfinished Spaces”
The documentary shorts are “The Barber of Birmingham,” “The Home Front,” “Library of Dust,” “Maya Deren’s Sink,” “Poetry of Resilience” and “Sand and Sun City Picture House.”
A complete schedule and additional information can be found here.

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