DOC NYC 2017

View other DOC NYC Films by strand: American Perspectives, Art + Design, Behind The Scenes, Centerstage, Fight The Power, International Perspectives, Metropolis, Modern Family, New World Order, Science Non-Fiction, Sonic Cinema, Special Events, True Crime, Viewfinders, Wild Life

Dina Dina
Dina and KEDi
Abacus: Small Enough To Jail (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Steve James; Stars: Neil Barofsky, Ti-Hua Chang, Jiayang Fan, Roman Fuzaylov, Polly Greenberg, Linda Hall, Don Lee, David Lindorff, Kevin Puvalowski, Chanterelle Sung, Heather Sung, Hwei Lin Sung, Jill Sung, Thomas Sung, Vera Sung)
Chronicle of the legal battle between the Manhattan DA’s Office and Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, the only bank that was actually prosecuted in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
Chasing Coral (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Jeff Orlowski)
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
City Of Ghosts (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Matthew Heineman)
The citizen journalists risking their lives to report on atrocities within in Syria.
Dina (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Dan Sickles, Antonio Santini)
An unconventional love story.
Faces, Places (Visages, Villages) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Agnès Varda, JR)
The director and photgrapher/muralist travel through France as their friendship blossoms.
City Of Ghosts City Of Ghosts
City Of Ghosts and Chasing Coral
The Final Year (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Greg Barker)
The final year of President Obama's foreign policy administration.
NYC premiere. Opening gala
The Force (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Peter Nicks; Writer: Linda Davis, Lawrence Lerew, Peter Nicks)
This cinema verité look at the long-troubled Oakland Police Department goes deep inside their struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson and an explosive scandal. World premiere
Icarus (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Bryan Fogel)
When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller involving dirty urine, unexplained death and Olympic Gold — exposing the biggest scandal in sports history.
Jane (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Brett Morgen; Writer: Brett Morgen)
Documentary about primatologist Jane Goodall.
KEDi (Country: Turkey, US; Year: 2016; Director: Ceyda Torun; Stars: Bülent Üstün, Mine Sogut, Elif Nursad Atalay, Sari, Bengü, Aslan Parçasi, Psikopat, Deniz, Gamsiz, Duman)
A documentary following seven different cats through the streets of Istanbul.
Risk Risk
Risk and Icarus
One Of Us (Einer Von Uns) (Year: 2015; Director: Stephan Richter )
Julian, a 14-year old teenager, dies surrounded by the colorful products of a huge supermarket. The film is based on a true story.
Risk (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2016; Director: Laura Poitras; Stars: Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, Jacob Appelbaum)
Documentary about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Step (Year: 2016; Director: Amanda Lipitz)
The senior year of a girls’ high school step team in inner-city Baltimore is documented, as they try to become the first in their families to attend college. The girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in their troubled city.
Strong Island (Country: US, Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Yance Ford)
Examining the violent death of the filmmaker’s brother and the judicial system that allowed his killer to go free, this documentary interrogates murderous fear and racialized perception, and re-imagines the wreckage in catastrophe’s wake, challenging us to change.
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Errol Morris; Stars: Elsa Dorfman)
Documentary about the life and work of the photographer.
News

Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Abertoir
Wales' leading horror festival gets the giallo bug

DOC NYC
America's largest documentary film showcase

Made In Prague
Celebration of Czech language cinema

French Film Festival
Britain's longest running celebration of French Film

London Korean Film Festival
Celebration of Korean Film

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2015.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.