DOC NYC Festival line-up (with UNDO discounts!) 11/9-11/16

The ambitious documentary festival DOC NYC has announced the lineup for its eight-day DOC NYC PRO conference, running November 9-16 at Cinepolis Chelsea concurrent with the festival’s public film screenings. The PRO lineup includes over 100 speakers such as acclaimed filmmakers Errol Morris, Laura Poitras, Brett Morgen, Roger Ross Williams and Joe Berlinger; plus industry leaders such as Chris Horton (Sundance Institute), Dan Cogan (Impact Partners) and Julie Goldman (Motto Pictures). Passes, including PRO passes for individual Days, are available for purchase now.

A full list of the public screenings is available at http://www.docnyc.net/films-events/

Be sure to check out UnionDocs Summer Documentary Lab alum Mila Turajlic’s new film The Other Side of Everything, which will premiere at DOC NYC on November 12!

As friends of UnionDocs, you can receive a special discount available for $3 off tickets to regular screenings of the films below, or $2 off already discounted matinee.

DISCOUNT CODE: DOCNYC17UNIONDOCS

INSTRUCTIONS: Once on a film page, click Buy Tickets, then click “Know a promotion code?” and after you enter it, a new ticket type will appear on the list called Partner Group. Select how many tickets you want to purchase and proceed.

FILMS:

44 PAGES
11/11 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Cinepolis Chelsea (260 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011)
http://www.docnyc.net/film/44-pages/
NYC PREMIERE A heartwarming, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the landmark 70th anniversary issue of beloved children’s magazine, Highlights.

 

6 WEEKS TO MOTHER’S DAY
11/16 5:00 PM
LOCATION: IFC Center (323 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014)
http://www.docnyc.net/film/6-weeks-to-mothers-day/
WORLD PREMIERE In a remote jungle in Thailand, a unique democratic school provides orphans with education and empowerment under the watchful eyes of the woman they call Mother Aew.

 

ARMED WITH FAITH
11/12 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Cinepolis Chelsea (260 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011)
http://www.docnyc.net/film/armed-with-faith/
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE A suspenseful portrait of the men of the Pakistani Bomb Disposal Unit, who risk their own lives every day to combat homegrown and international terrorism.

 

CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS
11/10 2:45 PM LOCATION: IFC Center (323 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014)
http://www.docnyc.net/film/cradle-of-champions/
NYC PREMIERE Three amateur boxers compete for glory and life-changing opportunities in New York City’s legendary Golden Gloves tournament.

 

HELLO HELLO HELLO : LEE RANALDO : ELECTRIC TRIM
11/12 9:00 PM
LOCATION: SVA Theatre (333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011)
http://www.docnyc.net/film/hello-hello-hello-lee-raldo-electric-trim/
NYC PREMIERE Legendary Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo embarks on the recording of a new experimental concept album with a little help from some friends.

 

INSHA’ALLAH DEMOCRACY
11/12 12:30 PM
LOCATION: IFC Center (323 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014)
http://www.docnyc.net/film/inshaallah-democracy/
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Following Pakistan’s former dictator, General Pervez Musharraf, as he runs for president, the filmmaker questions if democracy is truly possible in Pakistan.

 

MANKILLER
11/11 2:30 PM
LOCATION: SVA Theatre (333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011)
http://www.docnyc.net/film/mankiller/
NYC PREMIERE Wilma Mankiller rose from poverty to become the first female chief of the Cherokee nation, battling rampant sexism, political rivals and health challenges.

 

MR. FISH: CARTOONING FROM THE DEEP END
11/12 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Cinepolis Chelsea (260 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011)
http://www.docnyc.net/film/mr-fish-cartooning-from-the-deep-end/
NYC PREMIERE Finding it increasingly challenging to publish his subversive art, will controversial political cartoonist Mr. Fish be forced to sell out in order to sell his art?

 

THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING
11/12 4:15PM
LOCATION: IFC CENTER (323 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014)
http://www.docnyc.net/film/the-other-side-of-everything/
NYC PREMIERE A locked door in her family’s Belgrade home provides the gateway to understanding the filmmaker’s remarkable mother and Serbia’s tumultuous political inheritance.

 

QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION
11/12 9:15 PM
LOCATION: IFC Center (323 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014)
http://www.docnyc.net/film/queercore-how-to-punk-a-revolution/
NYC PREMIERE Misfits in both the mainstream gay and homophobic punk scenes, Bruce LaBruce and GB Jones invented a radical underground subculture that spread around the world.

 

SAVING BRINTON
11/13 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Cinepolis Chelsea (260 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011)
http://www.docnyc.net/film/saving-brinton/
NYC PREMIERE An eccentric collector is on a mission to restore and preserve a cache of early films and cinema memorabilia, the legacy of a pioneering but forgotten Iowa showman.

 

SKY & GROUND
11/12 6:45 PM
LOCATION: SVA Theatre (333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011)
http://www.docnyc.net/film/sky-ground/ WORLD PREMIERE A compelling, ground-level immersion into the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time, accompanying a large, extended family by foot from Syria to asylum in Germany.

 

VIGILANTE: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF CURTIS SLIWA AND THE GUARDIAN ANGELS
11/12 9:15 PM
LOCATION: SVA Theatre (333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011)
http://www.docnyc.net/film/vigilante-the-incredible-true-story-of-curtis-sliwa-and-the-guardian-angels/
WORLD PREMIERE An unfiltered look back at 1970s and ’80s NYC through the eyes of Curtis Sliwa, founder of the controversial crime prevention patrol the Guardian Angels.