DOC NYC 2016

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95 And 6 To Go (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Kimi Takesue), Official Site
In this affectionate portrait, the filmmaker finds an unlikely creative collaborator in her 90-year-old grandfather.
North American premiere
After Fire (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Brittany Huckabee )
Set in the military outpost of San Antonio, Texas, After Fire highlights the challenges faced by women, the fastest growing group of American veterans
World premiere
American Anarchist (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Charlie Siskel; Writer: Charlie Siskel)
A probing interview with the originator of The Anarchist Cookbook over the book’s troubling legacy.
NYC premiere
Becoming More Visible (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Pamela French)
A spotlight on four diverse young transgender New Yorkers as they contend with family and societal expectations to become their true selves.
NYC premiere
Big Sonia (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Todd Soliday, Leah Warshawski; Writer: Eric Frith; Stars: Sonia Warshawski, Morrie Warshawski, Grace Lamar, Debbie Warshawski, Isabella Mangan, Beth Gasser, Kollin Schechinger, Regina Kort, Chris Morris, Ehsan Javed, SuEllen Fried, Caroline Kennedy)
A Holocaust survivor with an outsized personality faces her biggest fear: retirement.
NYC premiere
Care (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Deirdre Fishel)
Care follows three home caregivers, uncovering the failures of the US care of the elderly system.
NYC premiere
God Knows Where I Am (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jedd Wider, Todd Wider; Stars: Lori Singer, Caitlin Murtagh, Paul Appelbaum, James E. Duggan, Matthew Nelson, Judith E. Kolada, Doug Bixby, Kevin Carbone, Stephanie Savard, Thomas Scarlato, Jennie Duval, Wayne DiGeronimo, Joan Bishop, Brian Smith, Kathy White)
Questioning the US mental health care system through the story of a woman found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse.
NYC premiere
The Pearl (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jessica Dimmock, Christopher LaMarca)
An intimate profile of four transgender women who come out in their later years.
NYC premiere

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