America’s largest documentary festival has announced the full line-up for its ninth edition, running from November 8-15. The line-up includes 42 world premieres.

John Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm will open the festival and it will close with Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists, directed by Jonathan Alter.

In addition to the feature films below, there is a shorts programme and a number of industry events.

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Cooked: Survival By Zipcode
Cooked: Survival By Zipcode
Considering the way that economically disadvantaged communities suffer the brunt of natural disasters.
The Ghost Of Peter Sellers
The Ghost Of Peter Sellers
In 1973, director-on-the-rise Peter Medak nabbed notoriously difficult comic genius and box-office star Peter Sellers for his new pirate comedy, Ghost In The Noonday Sun. Sellers immediately began sabotaging the film.
To Kid Or Not To Kid
To Kid Or Not To Kid
Maxine Trump turns the camera on herself and her close circle of family and friends as she confronts the idea of not having kids.
Little Miss Westie
Little Miss Westie
Story of Ren, the first out transgirl to compete in the Little Miss Westie Pageant. Coaching her through the competition is her older brother Luca, who previously took part in the pageant when he lived as a girl.
Afterward
Afterward
Disturbed by the resurgence of fascism and anti-Semitism around the world, a psychoanalyst based in New York travels to Germany, Israel, and Palestine to confront her own deep-seated feelings about Germans and Palestinians, and the tensions between the Holocaust and the Nakba.
The Biggest Little Farm
The Biggest Little Farm
Filmmaker chronicles his own efforts and that of his wife, to trade in their city life for a small farm dream.
Jay Myself
Jay Myself
Jay Maisel moves out of the studio he has used since 1966 and sorts through his archives.
For The Birds
For The Birds
A portrait of a woman whose love of birds puts her in a legal custody battle.
Instant Dreams
Instant Dreams
Tracing fans of instant polaroids who are working to keep the medium alive.
Screwball
Screwball
A profile of the people responsible for supplying performance-enhancing drugs to the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez and other players.
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DOC NYC Features

Into the future through the past
Rupert Maconick in conversation on Takumi: A 60,000 Hour Story On the Survival Of Human Craft
Taking control
Desirae Brown on The 5 Browns: Digging Through The Darkness
DOC NYC early bird highlights
Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word, The Biggest Little Farm, The Eyes Of Orson Welles and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
After the carnival
Wim Wenders on symbols of Catholicism and Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word
These are the words
Wim Wenders on his first meeting for Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word
Musical triplets
Composer Paul Saunderson on scoring Three Identical Strangers
Shooting in a warzone
Talal Derki on the dangers of filming Of Fathers And Sons, and why it was important to do it.

DOC NYC News

DOC NYC Lifetime Achievement Awards announced
Wim Wenders and Orlando Bagwell are recipients
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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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