DOC NYC 2017

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The Problem With Apu The Problem With Apu
The Problem With Apu and Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story
Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Katherine Fairfax Wright; Stars: Wayne Brady, Brenda Cornish, Todrick Hall, Chester Lockhart, Jesse Pattinson, Vonzell Solomon, Teresa Stanley, Brandin Stennis, Jenni Tommasson)
Chronicling Hall's project to complete 16 elaborate videos for an autobiographical high-concept musical, Straight Outta Oz, in just two weeks.
NYC premiere
Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: James Lester; Stars: Hazel Honeysuckle, Julie Atlas Muz, James Habacker, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Gal Friday, Miss Jezebel Express, Minnie Tonka, Perle Noire)
Documentary peels back the curtain to reveal the sexy sub-culture of the neo-burlesque scene in New York City.
North American premiere
The Problem With Apu (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Michael Melamedoff)
The problematic representation of the Indian shopkeeper in The Simpsons.
World premiere
Rebels On Pointe (Country: US, UK, Japan, Canada, Italy; Year: 2017; Director: Bobbi Jo Hart; Writer: Bobbi Jo Hart)
Documentary film celebrating Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.
NYC premiere
Repeat Attenders (Country: Australia; Year: 2017; Director: Mark Dooley; Stars: Idina Menzel, Rob Collins, Jerry Mitchell, Buyi Zama, Sally Frith, Nancy Coyne, Emily Faye Oakley, Bill Castellano, Chris Boneau, Patty Devery, Marcel Brauneis, Graham Harvey, Joel Torrance, Gudrun Mangel, Arnold Ornstein)
Putting fans who spend a fortune on their favourite shows in the spotlight.
World premiere
Sammy Davis, Jr: I've Gotta Be Me (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Samuel D Pollard; Writer: Laurence Maslon; Stars: Sammy Davis Jr)
Profile of the song-and-dance man.
NYC premiere
Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Tracy Heather Strain; Writer: Tracy Heather Strain; Stars: Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorraine Hansberry, Mamie Hansberry, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Alexandria King, Shauneille Perry, Sidney Poitier, Anika Noni Rose, Glynn Turman)
Biography of writer Lorraine Hansberry.
NYC premiere
Standing Up (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Jon Miller; Writer: Katherine Accardo, Colin Bernatzky, Jon Miller)
Story of three radically different aspiring comedians, trying to make it in New York.
World premiere

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