NYFF Spotlight on Documentary films announced

Watergate and The Times Of Bill Cunningham among selections

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Jim Jarmusch,  Eszter Balint, Lenny Kaye, Bill Frisell, Charlie Sexton, Marc Ribot and Kirk Douglas appear in Ron Mann's Carmine Street Guitars
Jim Jarmusch, Eszter Balint, Lenny Kaye, Bill Frisell, Charlie Sexton, Marc Ribot and Kirk Douglas appear in Ron Mann's Carmine Street Guitars Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the 56th New York Film Festival Spotlight on Documentary selections this afternoon. The programme includes Tom Volf's Maria By Callas; Mark Bozek's The Times Of Bill Cunningham, narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker; Charles Ferguson's Watergate with interviews of Lesley Stahl, Dan Rather, Pat Buchanan, and John Dean; Alexis Bloom's Divide And Conquer: The Story Of Roger Ailes At Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News, and American Dharma directed by Errol Morris.

There are 14 documentaries in all chosen by Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones, Dennis Lim, Film Society of Lincoln Center Director of Programming, and Florence Almozini, Film Society of Lincoln Center Associate Director of Programming.

Tickets for the 56th New York Film Festival will go on sale to the general public on September 9.

The 2018 New York Film Festival runs from September 28 through October 14.

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