America’s largest documentary festival has announced the full line-up for its ninth edition, running from November 8-15. The line-up includes 42 world premieres.

John Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm will open the festival and it will close with Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists, directed by Jonathan Alter.

In addition to the feature films below, there is a shorts programme and a number of industry events.

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DOC NYC Latest Reviews

For The Birds
For The Birds
A portrait of a woman whose love of birds puts her in a legal custody battle.
Instant Dreams
Instant Dreams
Tracing fans of instant polaroids who are working to keep the medium alive.
Screwball
Screwball
A profile of the people responsible for supplying performance-enhancing drugs to the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez and other players.
Of Fish And Foe
Of Fish And Foe
Study of one of Scotland's last salmon fishing families as they find themselves accused of welfare violations.
Minding The Gap
Minding The Gap
Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
An exploration of coming-of-age in the Black Belt of the American South.
Free Solo
Free Solo
Following rock climber Alex Honnold as he seeks to be the first climber to ascend free solo – without safety ropes – the 3,000-foot cliff of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite Park.
Bleed Out
Bleed Out
A young comedian takes on the might of a healthcare megacorp after his mother's hip replacement surgery goes wrong, causing a coma.
On Her Shoulders
On Her Shoulders
A Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor, 23-year-old Nadia Murad is determined to tell the world her story. As her journey leads down paths of advocacy and fame, she becomes the voice of her people and their best hope to spur the world to action.
The Cat Rescuers
The Cat Rescuers
Volunteer rescuers who help feral and abandoned cats in Brooklyn.
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DOC NYC Features

Into the future through the past
Rupert Maconick in conversation on Takumi: A 60,000 Hour Story On the Survival Of Human Craft
Taking control
Desirae Brown on The 5 Browns: Digging Through The Darkness
DOC NYC early bird highlights
Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word, The Biggest Little Farm, The Eyes Of Orson Welles and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
After the carnival
Wim Wenders on symbols of Catholicism and Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word
These are the words
Wim Wenders on his first meeting for Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word
Musical triplets
Composer Paul Saunderson on scoring Three Identical Strangers
Shooting in a warzone
Talal Derki on the dangers of filming Of Fathers And Sons, and why it was important to do it.

DOC NYC News

DOC NYC Lifetime Achievement Awards announced
Wim Wenders and Orlando Bagwell are recipients
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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