DOC NYC 2016

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Bunker77 (Country: US, Switzerland, South Africa, Namibia; Year: 2016; Director: Takuji Masuda; Writer: Takuji Masuda; Stars: Mike Judge, Laird John Hamilton, Tony Alva)
Documentary about controversial surf star and international playboy, Bunker Spreckels.
NYC premiere
Chasing The Win (Year: 2016; Director: Laura Sheehy, Chris Ghelfi)
When American thoroughbred Kinsale King comes out of nowhere to claim the Dubai World Cup, he and his trainer become instant celebrities.
NYC premiere
Cheer Up (Country: Finland; Year: 2016; Director: Christy Garland; Writer: Christy Garland)
How do you inspire the worst cheerleaders in Finland when they have more than cheer on their minds?
US premiere
Lights Of Rome (Country: Brazil, United Arab Emirates; Year: 2016; Director: Ali Khalid)
A group of young UAE footballers defy the odds on the international stage and secure a place to compete in the World Cup in Italy.
World premiere
Mr Chibbs (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jill Campbell; Writer: Jill Campbell; Stars: Tiki Barber, Spinderella, Kenny Smith, Bobby Hurley, David Falk, Tom Konchalski, Kenny Anderson, Dennis Scott, Brian Oliver, Nate Archibald, Natasha Anderson)
Ten years after retirement from a career as a professional athlete, Kenny Anderson finds that basketball is easy, it's life that's hard.
World premiere
On The Map (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Dani Menkin; Writer: Dani Menkin)
In 1977, Tel Aviv’s underdog Maccabi basketball team took on the Soviet Red Army team.
NYC premiere
Supergirl (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jessie Auritt)
Naomi seems like a typical Orthodox Jewish preteen, but she happens to be the strongest girl in the world.
NYC premiere
Swim Team (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Lara Stolman)
The Jersey Hammerheads is a competitive swim team made up of a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum.
NYC premiere
This Was The XFL (Year: 2016; Director: Charlie Ebersol)
Launched to fanfare in 2001, the XFL lasted only a single season, making up rules – and breaking them – as it went along.
World premiere

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