DOC NYC 2020

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Blue Code Of Silence (Country: Norway, US; Year: 2020; Director: Magnus Skatvold, Greg Mallozzi)
NYPD Detective Bob Leuci was instrumental in taking down New York City’s most corrupt police unit after turning informant on his own squad. Here he tells his story.
Calendar Girl (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Christian D Bruun; Writer: Christian D Bruun, Dan Hoffmann, Natalie Nudell; Stars: Ruth Finley, Kathleen Turner, Tommy Hilfiger, Betsey Johnson, Gael Greene, Bill Cunningham, Carolina Herrera, Andrew Bolton, Jeff Banks, Nicole Miller, Fern Mallis, Audrey Smaltz, Valerie Steele, Nanette Lepore, Sylvia Lee)
Ruth Finley has been the queen of the fashion industry since the 1930s. As a young mother, Ruth created the iconic pink Fashion Calendar, a publication that continues to organise and marshal American fashion today.
Can You Bring It: Bill T Jones And D-Man In The Waters (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Rosalynde LeBlanc, Tom Hurwitz)
Beginning in 1980s New York City, this film chronicles the love story between dancers Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, the diverse dance company they founded, and the painful devastation of AIDS on the arts community, as told through the company’s signature performance piece D-Man in the Waters.
A Cops And Robbers Story (Country: UK, US; Year: 2020; Director: Ilinca Calugareanu; Stars: NiiAdu Clerk, Gesley Alexis, Gerina Davis, Corey Pegues, Kareem Hayes, Kourtney King, Hadiya Louis, Ariane Padgett, NiiAdu Clerk, Gesley Alexis, Gerina Davis, Corey Pegues, Kareem Hayes, Kourtney King, Hadiya Louis)
The story of Corey Pegues, who went from life of crime to rising NYPD star... only for his career to later be threatened by revelations about his past.
Dope Is Death (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Mia Donovan; Writer: Mia Donovan, Sofi Langis; Stars: Mutulu Shakur, Mutulu Shakur)
With blight ravaging New York City in the 1970s, the Young Lords and Black Panthers fought for radical change in their communities, creating the first acupuncture detoxification programme in the US. This film considers its legacy.
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