DOC NYC 2017

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This Is Congo This Is Congo
This Is Congo and Mole Man
The Judge (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Erika Cohn)
Profile of Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first woman appointed to a Shari'a court in the Middle East.
US premiere
Love, Cecil (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland; Stars: Cecil Beaton, Hamish Bowles, Leslie Caron)
A documentary about Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE, the fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre.
NYC premiere
Love Means Zero (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Jason Kohn; Stars: Nick Bollettieri, Carling Bassett, Boris Becker, Martin Blackman, Jim Courier, Kathleen Horvath, Julio Moros, Fritz Nau)
Examining the legacy of tennis coach Nick Bollettieri.
NYC premiere
Mole Man (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Guy Fiorita; Writer: Cassidy Hartmann)
Story of a 65-year-old autistic man who, under the care of his now ageing parents, has built a 50-room structure in their backyard.
World premiere
Naila And The Uprising (Year: 2017; Director: Julia Bacha), Official Site
The story of Naila Ayesh, who played a key role in the nonviolent Palestinian uprising known as the First Intifada.
World premiere
Silas (Country: Canada, South Africa, Kenya; Year: 2017; Director: Hawa Essuman, Anjali Nayar; Writer: Anjali Nayar)
Documentary about Liberian activist Silas Siakor who is a tireless crusader against illegal logging.
US premiere
The Stranger (En fremmed flytter ind) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Nicole Nielsen Horanyi; Writer: Nicole Nielsen Horanyi, Krister Moltzen; Stars: Esben Dalgaard Andersen, Amanda Kastrup)
True story of a single mum who meets the man of her dreams on Facebook. They move in together... and then she starts to discover his secrets.
International premiere
This Is Congo (Country: US, Congo; Year: 2017; Director: Daniel McCabe)
Documentary about conflict in the DRC.
NYC premiere
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Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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