DOC NYC 2018

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Hale County This Morning, This Evening and Free Solo
Crime + Punishment (Year: 2018; Director: Stephen Maing)
Over four years of unprecedented access, the story of a brave group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and one unrelenting private investigator who, amidst a landmark lawsuit, risk everything to expose illegal quota practices and their impact on young minorities.
Fahrenheit 11/9 (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Michael Moore; Writer: Michael Moore; Stars: Michael Moore, Donald J Trump, David Hogg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michael Moore, Donald J. Trump, David Hogg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)
Documentary sets its sights on US president Donald Trump.
Free Solo (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi; Stars: Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold, Sanni McCandless, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold, Sanni McCandless)
Following rock climber Alex Honnold as he seeks to be the first climber to ascend free solo – without safety ropes – the 3,000-foot cliff of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite Park.
Hale County This Morning, This Evening (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: RaMell Ross; Writer: Maya Krinsky)
An exploration of coming-of-age in the Black Belt of the American South.
Jane Fonda In Five Acts (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Susan Lacy)
Girl nextdoor, activist, so-called traitor, fitness tycoon, Oscar winner: Jane Fonda has lived a life of controversy, tragedy and transformation – and she's done it all in the public eye. An intimate look at one woman's singular journey.
Reversing Roe Reversing Roe
Reversing Roe and Three Identical Strangers
Minding The Gap (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Bing Liu)
Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.
On Her Shoulders (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Alexandria Bombach; Writer: Hishyar Abid, Nawaf Ashur, Deniz Ekici, Yousif Haskan, Shahnaz Osso; Stars: Nadia Murad, Murad Ismael, Amal Clooney, Ki-moon Ban, Nadia Murad, Murad Ismael, Amal Clooney, Ki-moon Ban)
A Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor, 23-year-old Nadia Murad is determined to tell the world her story. As her journey leads down paths of advocacy and fame, she becomes the voice of her people and their best hope to spur the world to action.
Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word (Country: France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland; Year: 2018; Director: Wim Wenders; Writer: Wim Wenders; Stars: Pope Francis, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, John Kerry, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Shimon Peres, Vladimir Putin, Donald J. Trump, Melania Trump, Wim Wenders, Pope Francis, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, John Kerry, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama), Trailer
A documentary about Pope Francis, his work of reform and his answers to today's global questions.
Quincy (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones; Writer: Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones; Stars: Quincy Jones, Rashida Jones, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Clarence Avant, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Tony Bennett, Beyoncé, Lina Bielsten, Mary J. Blige, Stefan Blom, Richard Bona, Bono, Lonnie Bunch, Michael Caine)
Portrait of musician Quincy Jones.
RBG (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West; Stars: Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero, Jane C Ginsburg, Martin D. Ginsburg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Orrin Hatch, Lilly Ledbetter, Rush Limbaugh)
An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Minding The Gap Minding The Gap
Minding The Gap and On Her Shoulders
Reversing Roe (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg)
A look at campaigning aiming to overturn the US' Roe vs. Wade ruling on abortion, and efforts to defend it.
Shirkers (Country: US, Singapore; Year: 2018; Director: Sandi Tan)
In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan shot Singapore's first indie road movie with her enigmatic American mentor Georges – who then vanished with all the footage. Twenty years later, the 16mm film is recovered, sending Tan, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal odyssey in search of Georges' vanishing footprints.
Three Identical Strangers (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Tim Wardle), Official Site, Trailer
The story of the reunion of three triplets, who discover a disturbing secret about why they were separated in the first place.
Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Morgan Neville; Stars: Fred Rogers)
Documentary about the US public TV children's show host who had a lasting influence.
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