Check out these three events happening at the DOC NYC Documentary Film Festival from Nov 5th to Nov 7th!
Sat Nov 5th at NYU Kimmel Ctr. 4th Floor (Eisner Auditorium)
Impassioned individuals are the subjects of this program’s six shorts.
1. Sunshine (14 min, Doug Nichol) looks at an American ad-man in China.
2. The Bowler (14 min, Sean Dunne) introduces us to the ramblin’, gamblin’ Rocky Salemmo.
3. price of pyridium Among Giants (14 min, Chris Cresci, Ben Mullinkosson & Sam Price-Waldman) follows an activist living in a redwood tree to stave off clear-cutting.
4. Mr. Happy Man (10 min, Matt Morris) captures Bermuda’s most beloved resident, Johnny Barnes.
5. Public Farm 1: The Making of an Urban Farm (16 min, Lilibet Foster) chronicles an outdoor art project at PS1.
6.You Have the Right to an Attorney (13 min, Matt Bockelman) depicts public defenders in the South Bronx.
Sunday Nov 6th at IFC Center
A wide range of image making is celebrated in these six shorts.
1. Kodachrome 2010 (9 min, Xander Robin) looks at the disappearance of the photographic film stock that flourished for 75 years.
2. Grandpa Looked Like William Powell (5 min, David B. Levy) explores the mysteries of an autograph book.
3. The Libertarian Cinema: When Films Made History (16 min, in Spanish; Verónica Vigil & José María Almela) immerses us in the anarchist cinema of the Spanish civil war.
4. Grandpa’s Wet Dream (16 min, in Japanese; Chihiro Amemiya) follows an unexpected career in adult film.
5. The Joseph Szabo Project (15 min, David Khachatorian & George P. Pozderec) captures 1970s high school students in Long Island.
6. Jim Denevan: Lake Baikal (10 min, in English & Russian; Meredith Danluck) documents an Art Hard installation on a frozen Siberian lake. (71 min total)
The Girl With Black Balloons dir. Corinne van der Borch
Sunday Nov 6th at NYU Kimmel Ctr. 4th Floor (Eisner Auditorium) and Monday Nov 7th at IFC Center.
Inside the legendary (and soon to be transformed) Chelsea Hotel, first-time director Corinne van der Borch discovers Bettina, a resident since the 1960s, once a mysterious beauty and now a recluse. Filmed over two years, Bettina lets down her guard and reveals a treasure trove of her artwork. This exquisite portrait captures a vanishing New York. (63 min) Screening with Jeffrey Wengrofsky’s The Party In Taylor Mead’s Kitchen, a visit with the inimitable raconteur Taylor Mead.