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

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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