Join Rooftop Films as they bring four innovative nonfiction films from around the world to outdoor venues across NYC at DOC WEEK (8/01-8/04). With film subjects range from Russian dashcam mishaps to amateur Qatari falconry, UnionDocs is thrilled to be co-presenting these screenings. Get 50% off ticketed events with the code [email protected].
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Aug 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm
DOC WEEK: The Challenge
This screening is a co-presentation with Rooftop Films for their Doc Week and takes place on the roof at the William Vale Hotel.
Yuri Ancarani, France / Italy, 70 min.
If you have it, spend it: Italian artist Yuri Ancarani’s visually striking documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs who moonlight as amateur falconers, with no expenses spared along the way. The Challenge follows these men through the rituals that define their lives: perilously racing blacked-out SUVs up and down sand dunes; sharing communal meals; taking their Ferraris out for a spin with their pet cheetahs riding shotgun; and much more. Ancarani’s film is a sly meditation on the collective pursuit of idiosyncratic desires. Presented in partnership with The Film Society of Lincoln Center. Opening at The Film Society of Lincoln Center on Friday, September 8th.
7:00 PM: Pre-Show Performance
8:00 PM: Film Begins