DOC NYC 2017

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Fail State and 32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide
12th And Clairmount (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Brian Kaufman; Writer: Brian Kaufman, Kathy Kieliszewski, Bill McGraw)
Story of a riot in Detroit in 1967.
NYC premiere
32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Hope Litoff)
A filmmaker reflects on the life, mental illness and untimely death of her sister, and artist and photographer.
NYC premiere
Father's Kingdom (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Lenny Feinberg)
The story of Father Divine and the Peace Mission Movement.
World premiere
Fail State (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Alex Shebanow; Writer: Nicholas Adams), Official Site
The rise of for-profit colleges in the US.
NYC premiere
The Growing Season (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Evan Briggs)
Documentary about a nursing home that also houses a nursery school.
World premiere
Maynard (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Samuel D Pollard; Writer: Sheila Curran Bernard)
Portrait of Maynard Jackson, who became Atlanta's first black mayor in 1973.
World premiere
Meth Storm (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Craig Renaud, Brent Renaud), Official Site
The problems of addiction in the US.
NYC premiere
Shot In The Dark (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Dustin Nakao Haider)
Young men take refuge from violence in Chicago as part of a basketball team.
NYC premiere

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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