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America’s largest documentary festival has announced the full line-up for its seventh edition, running from November 10-17. The line-up includes 18 world premieres and 19 US premieres.

The festival will open with Matt Tyrnauer's Citizen Jane: Battle For The City and close with Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, directed by John Scheinfeld.

In addition to the feature films below, there is a shorts programme.

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DOC NYC Latest Reviews

Big Sonia
Big Sonia
A Holocaust survivor with an outsized personality faces her biggest fear: retirement.
Thy Father's Chair
Thy Father's Chair
Orthodox Jewish identical twin hoarders finally allow a cleaning crew to save their Brooklyn home.
The Graduation
The Graduation
A documentary about selection procedures at cinema school La Fémis in Paris.
Swim Team
Swim Team
The Jersey Hammerheads is a competitive swim team made up of a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum.
Citizen Jane: Battle For The City
Citizen Jane: Battle For The City
In the 1960s, writer and activist Jane Jacobs fights against NYC’s most ruthless power broker, Robert Moses, and his draconian urban redevelopment plans.
Letters From Baghdad
Letters From Baghdad
The story of Gertrude Bell, who shaped the destiny of Iraq after the First World War.
David Lynch: The Art Life
David Lynch: The Art Life
Documentary about the American filmmaker.
Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present
Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present
Documentary about groundbreaking avant-garde multimedia artist Tony Conrad, whose work in experimental film and video, music and sound art spans more than 50 years.
Girl Unbound: The War To Be Her
Girl Unbound: The War To Be Her
A young woman represents Pakistan on the national squash team, despite the Taliban's threats.
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro
Essay film based on James Baldwin's writing about the story of race in modern America.
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DOC NYC Features

For whom the Bell tolls
Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum talk Letters From Baghdad, Thelma Schoonmaker, Werner Herzog, Ridley Scott and more.
The violin's story
Kahane Cooperman on how a Holocaust survivor and a Tinker Bell fan came together in Joe's Violin.
Untold stories
Jon Nguyen on the art of filming David Lynch.
Gentleman of letters
Gay Talese on the importance of James Baldwin and films in I Am Not Your Negro.
Recollections of James Baldwin
Gay Talese on the man behind the legend and I Am Not Your Negro.
Framing the shot
Kirsten Johnson on Cameraperson and the importance of contradictions.
Making a splash
Lara Stolman on Swim Team and getting to know the Jersey Hammerheads.
'The opposite of a victim'
Julie Sokolow on Woman On Fire and the story of Brooke Guinan.
Elephants in crisis
Richard Ladkani talks about The Ivory Game and the threat of extinction.
Making the Short List
Thom Powers on DOC NYC choices and discussions.
In search of Gertrude Bell
Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum on Letters From Baghdad.
The art of festival planning
From baby elephants to Bert Berns with DOC NYC's Thom Powers.
DOC NYC encore highlights
David Lynch: The Art Life, The Ivory Game, Le Concours and Letters From Baghdad.
Looking ahead to DOC NYC
Artistic Director Thom Powers on some of the treats coming up.
DOC NYC 2016: early bird highlights
Citizen Jane: Battle For The City; Miss Sharon Jones!; Life, Animated and Fire At Sea.
Mysterious island
Gianfranco Rosi on the Lampedusa crisis and uniting two worlds in Fire At Sea.

DOC NYC News

DOC NYC announces line-up
Documentary showcase to feature 18 world premieres
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