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Image from opening night film, The Biggest Little Farm.
9th DOC NYC Brings Docs and Panels November 8-15
NYC DOC Film Festival November 8-15, 2018 has a strong line-up of documentary works. Here is a sample of the program.
Master impressionist, Comedian Darrell Hammond's childhood of over medicating and misdiagnoses is explored in Cracked Up.
Bleed Out exposes the medical errors of for-profit medicine in America through US director Steve Burrow's experience of a mom going in for routine hip replacement surgery and post surgery with brain damage and in a coma.
On opening night, The Biggest Little Farm is a film that endeared audiences and critics at Toronto and Telluride. The story of trading city life for a depleted soil patch of land outside of Los Angeles and becoming a self sustainable farm. John Chester is the filmmaker and is expected to attend the opening night. Chester is also the farmer subject in the film along with his wife Molly, a culinary writer.
New York Film Academy
Look for film blocks from the above fountains of new filmmakers.
Michael Moore and his film Fahrenheit 11/9 will be present.
Silicon Souls walks into the life of men in relationships with dolls.
Somewhere To Be gives a view of seniors in the Washington Square Park neighborhood over 60 and finding community.
DOC NYC PRO: SERIES FOCUS is co-presented by Amazon and Focus Features.
Tribeca Film Institute executive director Amy Hobby will give a morning manifesto November 9th to start a day of panel discussions. Hobby will give you insight into what she believes makes great documentary content. The day event will cover developing your series, should you pitch it and a case study of creating an acclaimed Netflix documentary series. Full day details here: www.docnyc.net
Check the festival website for more interesting topics that have been documented. www.docnyc.net