DOC NYC 2018

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Care To Laugh (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Julie Getz; Stars: Jesus Trejo)
A documentary about a young man working hard to try and become a successful stand-up comic at the same time as caring for his elderly parents.
NYC premiere
Crafting An Echo (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Marco Williams; Stars: Andonis Foniadakis)
The Martha Graham Dance Company commissions famed choreographer Andonis Foniadakis to create a new piece, but when Andonis’s fluid, improvisational style collides with Graham’s traditional structure, drama ensues.
World premiere
The Ice King (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: James Erskine; Stars: John Curry)
The story of skating and ballet legend John Curry.
NYC premiere
Olympia (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Harry Mavromichalis; Stars: Olympia Dukakis)
A profile of Olympia Dukakis, exploring her past and following her on a trip to Greece.
World premiere
We Are Not Princesses (Country: UK, US; Year: 2018; Director: Bridgette Auger, Itab Azzam)
During a theatre workshop in a Lebanese refugee camp, four Syrian women discover they have a lot in common with the ancient Greek heroine, Antigone, and experience freedoms forbidden in their homeland.
World premiere
When Arabs Danced (Country: Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Jawad Rhalib)
An exploration of the Arab world's long and varied history of dance, also profiling modern figures who defy convention.
NYC premiere

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