Alex Gibney's Doc 'No Stone Unturned' to Debut at New York Film Festival
Two Netflix titles — Griffin Dunne’s Joan Didion doc and Myles Kane and Josh Koury’s 'Voyeur' — will also make their world premieres at the fest.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center on Wednesday announced the documentary slate for the upcoming New York Film Festival.
The fest will host the world premiere of Alex Gibney’s No Stone Unturned, which investigates the 1994 Loughinisland massacre in Ireland — a case that remained unsolved. The doc was originally set to debut earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival, but was withdrawn due to outstanding legal issues.
Other world premieres include Griffin Dunne’s Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold and Myles Kane and Josh Koury’s Voyeur, the latter about the investigations explored in Gay Talese’s book The Voyeur’s Motel and both of which are Netflix titles. Alison McAlpine’s Cielo, which focuses on the Andes and the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, and Ena Talakic and Ines Talakic’s Hall of Mirrors, centering on investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein, will also make their world bows.
Additional notable doc subjects include artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in Sara Driver’s Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat; animal rights activist Jane Goodall in Brett Morgen’s Jane; playwright Arthur Miller in his daughter Rebecca Miller’s Arthur Miller: Writer; and Stanley Kubrick’s right-hand man Leon Vitali in Tony Zierra’s Filmworker.
This year's NYFF slate also includes Vanessa Redgrave’s global refugee crisis title Sea Sorrow; Barbet Schroeder’s The Venerable W., which confronts an Islamophobic Burmese Buddhist monk; Travis Wilkerson’s Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?, in which Wilkerson faces his family’s white supremacist roots; Nancy Buirski’s The Rape of Recy Taylor, about the 1944 case of a black woman who was raped by several white men; Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki’s El mar la mar, about the dangerous trek from Mexico to the U.S. through the Sonoran Desert; Abel Ferrara’s Piazza Vittorio, centering on Rome’s largest public square; Denis Cote’s A Skin So Soft, observing the world of male bodybuilding; Stephane de Freitas’ Speak Up, about a student orator competition in the suburbs of Paris; and three music films by Mathieu Amalric: C’est presque au bout du monde, Zorn and Music Is Music.
The 55th New York Film Festival is set to run Sept. 28-Oct. 15. It will open with the world premiere of Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying, close with the debut of Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel and showcase Todd Haynes' Wonderstruck as its centerpiece.