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IndieWire and International Documentary Association Partner for Annual Awards Season Screening Series

Now in its sixth year, the series showcases the year's most acclaimed documentaries.

"Free Solo"

“Free Solo”

Nat Geo

For the sixth year in a row, IndieWire is partnering with the International Documentary Association for its annual screening series. The program began with the beloved “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” and continues with several of 2018’s most acclaimed documentaries.

Among those selections are Sandi Tan’s “Shirkers” (October 1), which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released by Netflix later this year; National Geographic’s “Free Solo,” which won the People’s Choice Documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival, and  Netflix’s “Quincy,” a multipart documentary series about the life of Quincy Jones. Each screening is followed by a Q&A session moderated by the likes of KPCC’s John Horn, NPR’s Ella Taylor, and IndieWire’s Anne Thompson.

Quincy Jones and Rashida Jones'Quincy' premiere, Arrivals, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada - 09 Sep 2018

Quincy Jones and Rashida Jones at the ‘Quincy’ premiere, Toronto International Film Festival

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IndieWire will post coverage of 20 events, including video footage of Q&As. All screenings are held in Los Angeles, with participating theaters that include ArcLight Hollywood and the Landmark.

The IDA Documentary Screening Series brings some of the year’s most acclaimed documentary films to the IDA community and members of industry guilds and organizations. Films selected for the Series receive exclusive access to an audience of tastemakers and doc lovers during the important Awards campaigning season from September through November. For more information about the series, and a complete schedule, visit IDA.

(Editor’s Note: IndieWire’s coverage of the 2018 IDA Documentary Screening Series is presented by National Geographic Documentary Films.)

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