Behind The Scenes Films About Film And Television
Dir/Prod: R.J. Cutler
Prod: John Battsek, Diane Becker, Trevor Smith
R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) profiles the legendary John Belushi, whose insatiable appetites and anarchic energy led to his demise at the height of his stardom.
EL FATHER PLAYS HIMSELF (US Premiere)
Dir: Mo Scarpelli
Prod: Manon Ardisson, Rodrigo Michelangeli
Fiction and reality collide in the Amazonian rainforest when a filmmaker directs his own father in a film about his unconventional life.
TELEVISION EVENT (World Premiere)
Dir/Prod: Jeff Daniels
Prod: Amanda Spain, Ozzy Inguanzo
The improbable behind-the-scenes story of the 1983 anti-nuclear made-for-TV film The Day After, made against the backdrop of an escalating nuclear arms race between the US and the Soviet Union.
Arts & Culture Films About The Art
Dir/Prod: Aleksandr M. Vinogradov
Prod: Thierry Smits, Fabien Defendini
This unconventional and revealing dance documentary explores the production of Thierry Smits’s Anima Ardens, featuring a cast of nude male dancers.
CRUTCH (World Premiere)
Dir/Prod: Sachi Cunningham, Vayabobo
Dance, art, performance, and disability politics converge in this entertaining and enlightening portrait of Bill “Crutch” Shannon.
AN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT (North American Premiere)
Dir/Prod: Jens Meurer
Prod: Phil Hunt, Compton Ross
After Polaroid announces the closure of its last factory in 2008, an eccentric Austrian scientist makes it his mission to revive interest in all things analog.
IN & OF ITSELF
Dir: Frank Oz
Prod: Glenn Kaino, Vanessa Lauren, Jake Friedman
An unforgettable and emotional film capturing Derek DelGaudio’s acclaimed one-man show combining magic and storytelling.
KENNY SCHARF: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
Dir/Prod: Malia Scharf, Max Basch
Prod: David Koh
Kenny Scharf, who transitioned from graffiti artist into a major force in the 1980s NYC art scene, continues to create complex work fusing popular culture and fine art.
LOST IN FACE (North American Premiere)
Dir: Valentin Riedl
Prod: Erik Winker
An extraordinary portrait of Carlotta, an elusive and multifaceted artist who has a neurological condition preventing her from recognizing faces.
MADE YOU LOOK: A TRUE STORY ABOUT FAKE ART
Dir/Prod: Barry Avrich
Prod: Caitlin Cheddie
One of the most respected art galleries in New York City becomes the center of the largest art fraud in American history in this fascinating exploration of the art of the con. Co-presented by Vulture.
ON POINTE (World Premiere)
Dir/Prod: Larissa Bills
Prod: Tom Grant
A sneak preview of the pilot episode of the upcoming Disney+ docuseries capturing a season in New York City at the School of American Ballet. Co-presented by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
SELF PORTRAIT (North American Premiere)
Dir: Katja Høgset, Margreth Olin, Espen Wallin
Prod: Margreth Olin
A portrait of the haunting work of photographer Lene Marie Fossen, whose extreme form of anorexia is at the center of her artistic practice.
THE VASULKA EFFECT
Dir/Prod: Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir
Pioneering video artists Steina and Woody Vasulka, who escaped the Eastern Bloc to found legendary New York City gallery The Kitchen, reflect on art, aging, and the future of their archive.
Sonic Cinema Movies About Music
AMERICAN RAPSTAR (North American Premiere)
Dir: Justin Staple
Prod: Braxton Pope, Kerstin Emhoff
An eye-opening exploration of the SoundCloud rap phenomenon, a scene of troubled, young, lo-fi rappers that has used social media to develop a rabid fan base.
CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MCGOWAN (North American Premiere)
Dir/Prod: Julien Temple
Prod: Johnny Depp, Stephen Deuters, Stephen Malit
The lead singer and songwriter of The Pogues tells his own story, in revealing conversations with the likes of Gerry Adams and Johnny Depp.
ELDER’S CORNER (North American Premiere)
Dir/Prod: Siji Awoyinka
Prod: Ade Bantu
This tour through the history of Nigerian music follows a young London-born Nigerian music fan to Lagos to re-record the country’s musical icons.
IN MY OWN TIME: A PORTRAIT OF KAREN DALTON (World Premiere)
Dir: Robert Yapkowitz, Richard Peete
Prod: Traci Carlson, Richard Peete
The unconventional life of blues and folk singer Karen Dalton, a prominent figure in the 1960s New York music scene.
LOS HERMANOS/THE BROTHERS
Dir/Prod: Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider
During the thaw in US/Cuban relations, two brothers, both gifted musicians, long separated by borders, reunite for a joint tour through both countries.
RONNIE’S (International Premiere)
Dir: Oliver Murray
Prod: Kirsty Bell
A chronicle of the life of saxophonist Ronnie Scott, owner of the legendary London jazz club that became a prime European outpost for such performers as Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, and Chet Baker.
TINY TIM: KING FOR A DAY (US Premiere)
Dir: Johan von Sydow
Prod: David Herdies, Michael Krotkiewski, Justin A. Martell
In the late 1960s, Tiny Tim was, improbably, a household name, but the eccentric performer’s fame would prove heart breakingly fleeting.
UNIVERSE (North American Premiere)
Dir: Sam Osborn, Nick Capezzera
Prod: Leah Natasha Thomas, Esther Dere
Miles Davis’s protegé, Wallace Roney, is determined to record and debut a challenging orchestral suite to honor his mentor’s legacy. Co-presented by The WNET Group.
Dir/Prod: Alex Winter
Prod: Glen Zipper, Ahmet Zappa, John Frizzell
Director Alex Winter constructs the definitive portrait of maverick musician Frank Zappa, incorporating a wealth of material from Zappa’s personal archives over his extraordinary four decade-long career.
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