DOC NYC Line-up Includes Hillary Clinton Presentation, Amy Berg's Janis Joplin Doc
Clinton will be on hand for the closing night world premiere of 'Once and For All,' which centers on her women's rights address at the 1995 Beijing Women's Conference.
New York City documentary festival, DOC NYC, has announced the full lineup for this year's edition along with special guests set to attend the November event, including current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Clinton will be on hand for the world premiere of AOL's MAKERS' Michael Epstein and Dyllan McGee's film Once and For All, which centers on the 1995 Beijing Women’s Conference where then-First Lady Clinton gave a historic address on women’s rights. The doc will be the closing night screening of the festival, on Nov. 19.
Other notable screenings include director Amy Berg's Janis Joplin doc, Janis: Little Girl Blue, which will act as the festival’s Centerpiece selection, and Miss Sharon Jones!, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, which will serve as the opening night screening.
DOC NYC is America's largest documentary festival, and will feature 27 world premieres and 15 U.S. premieres in this year's lineup.
The Anthropologist, a profile of Margaret Mead and Susie Crate; The Sunshine Makers, a look into psychedelic drug makers; and Thank You For Your Service, a doc focusing on veterans coping with PTSD, will all have their world premieres at the festival.
The first two episodes of Making a Murderer, a 10-part Netflix series about a high-stakes criminal case in America’s heartland, will also be screened at the festival.
"This year’s lineup represents the tremendous breadth and depth of documentary making," said director of programming Basil Tsiokos. "The films introduce us to unforgettable characters full of emotion, inspiration and wonder."
You can view the full lineup of films here.
The sixth edition of DOC NYC runs Nov. 12-19 at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village, and Chelsea’s SVA Theatre and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas.