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DOC NYC, the documentary film festival set to run Nov. 11-19 in New York City, has unveiled its virtual 2020 edition lineup, with 23 world premieres, including Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker’s The Meaning of Hitler and Gong Cheng and Yung Chang’s Wuhan Wuhan.
The upcoming festival as it goes online amid the pandemic will screen 107 feature-length documentaries among more than 200 films and events overall, organizers announced Thursday.
Also headed to DOC NYC is Sam Pollard’s MLK/FBI; Alex Gibney’s Crazy, Not Insane; Tommy Oliver’s 40 Years a Prisoner; Sonia Kennebeck’s Enemies of the States, and an international premiere of Blue Code of Silence, by directors Magnus Skatvold and Greg Mallozzi.
DOC NYC is also giving first looks to Sian-Pierre Regis’s Duty Free; Noah Hutton’s In Silico; Nancy Buirski’s A Crime on the Bayou; Jeff Daniels’ Television Event; Ilinca Calugareanu’s A Cops and Robbers Story; Frank Matson’s Restaurant Hustle 2020: All On The Line; Rosalynde LeBlanc and Tom Hurwitz’s Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters; Cheryl Dunn’s Moments Like This Never Last; and Lauren DeFilippo and Katherine Gorringe’s Red Heaven.
Among this year’s international, North American, and U.S. premieres are Mor Loushy’s Kings of Capitol Hill; Oliver Murray’s Ronnie’s; Ulrike Ottinger’s Paris Calligrammes; Siji Awoyinka’s Elder’s Corner; and Julien Temple’s Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane McGowan.
“Documentary film has never felt so vital as in these tumultuous times. This year’s lineup represents a wide array of voices both on screen and from behind the camera, creating works of art that will resonate for years to come,” said Basil Tsiokos, director of programming, in a statement.
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