The eleventh edition of DOC NYC is running online from November 11-19 and available to viewers across the US. The 2020 festival includes 107 feature-length documentaries.

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Dick Johnson Is Dead
Dick Johnson Is Dead
With this inventive portrait, a cameraperson seeks a way to keep her 86-year-old father alive forever. Utilising moviemaking magic and her family’s dark humour, she celebrates Dr Dick Johnson’s last years by staging fantasies of death and beyond. Together, dad and daughter confront the great inevitability awaiting us all.
Big Vs Small
Big Vs Small
Profile of big-wave surfer Joana Andrade.
Enemies Of The State
Enemies Of The State
When their hacker son is targeted by the US Government, the DeHarts will do anything to protect him.
Time
Time
Fox Rich fights for her husband’s release from jail, after he is sentenced to 60 years of incarceration for a bank robbery, a crime she also served time for in the Nineties.
Nasrin
Nasrin
Portrait of Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is serving a prison sentence of 38 years in Iran for representing women who protested the country’s mandatory hijab law.
Boys State
Boys State
In an unusual experiment, a thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up.
MLK/FBI
MLK/FBI
Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard's documentary explores the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Letter
The Letter
In an increasingly common scheme to steal their land, land-owning Kenyan elders are being accused of witchcraft by younger family members and sent away. Responding to a bizarre Facebook message that his beloved grandmother is killing children, Karisa visits his family compound in rural Kenya to investigate.
The Reason I Jump
The Reason I Jump
Based on the book by Naoki Higashida this immersive film explores the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people around the world.
Beautiful Something Left Behind
Beautiful Something Left Behind
New Jersey’s Good Grief counseling center offers a holistic approach to mourning. This film offers a child's perspective of grief.
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DOC NYC Features

Imaginary reality
Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker on memorial culture and The Meaning Of Hitler
DOC NYC encore highlights
Gunda, Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide, Calendar Girl, The Meaning Of Hitler and In My Own Time: A Portrait Of Karen Dalton
Archiving fashion history
Christian D Bruun on Calendar Girl, Ruth Finley and The Met’s Costume Institute
DOC NYC highlights
Five films to catch at this year's edition
Nature boy
Malia Scharf and Max Basch on Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide
Sniffing out secrets
Directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw chat about their documentary The Truffle Hunters

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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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