88: DOC NYC Preview 2018
Wim Wenders, Rashida Jones, and Michael Moore are among the hundreds of documentary filmmakers coming to New York City for the DOC NYC festival from November 8 to 15.
DOC NYC artistic director and Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers gives a preview of the festival loaded with clips from films. He interviews key members of the festival’s programming team for their insights.
DOC NYC executive director Raphaela Neihausen discusses the Opening, Closing and Centerpiece selections. She also talks about the DOC NYC Short List curating 15 contenders for Oscars and other awards.
Director of Programming Basil Tsiokos talks about the Viewfinders and Metropolis competition sections.
Programmer Ruth Somalo gives highlights from the thematic sections of Behind the Scenes, Modern Family, and In the System.
Associate programmer Karen McMullen discusses the legacy of Orlando Bagwell who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. She also offers tips from the Sonic Cinema section of music documentaries.
Below are links to the films in order of when they’re discussed in the episode:
Thom Powers on special guests at the festival:
Seth Meyers and John Mulaney for Documentary Now! presents Original Cast Album: Co-Op (Nov 9)
Olympia Dukakis for Olympia (Nov 11)
Michael Moore for Fahrenheit 11/9 (Nov 9)
Rashida Jones for Quincy (Nov 8)
Wim Wenders for Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (Nov 8)
Jakob Dylan for Echo in the Canyon (Nov 10)
J. Cole for Out of Omaha (Nov 10)
Darrell Hammond for Cracked Up (Nov 14)
Christo for Walking on Water (Nov 10)
Raphaela Neihausen on:
Opening Night – The Biggest Little Farm (Nov 8)
Centerpiece – Documentary Now! presents Original Cast Album: Co-Op (Nov 9)
Closing Night – Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (Nov 15)
Quincy (Nov 8 & 10)
Fahrenheit 11/9 (Nov 9)
Three Identical Strangers (Nov 8 & 9)
RBG (Nov 14 & 15)
Shirkers (Nov 8 & 9)
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (Nov 8 & 15)
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Tim Wardle (Three Identical Strangers)
Betsy West & Julie Cohen (RBG)
Sandi Tan (Shirkers)
Wim Wenders (Pope Francis: A Man of His Word)
DOC NYC PRO (Nov 8-15)
Short List panels (Nov 9)
See You Tomorrow, God Willing (Nov 9)
Karen McMullen on:
Visionaries Tribute (Nov 8)
A Hymn For Alvin Ailey (Nov 13)
This episode was recorded at the School of Visual Arts MFA Social Documentary Department.
Pure Nonfiction is distributed by the TIFF podcast network.