DOC NYC is America’s last big documentary festival of the year, a showcase for some of the year’s best nonfiction filmmaking. Hyperallergic has written about many of these films over the course of 2019 as part of our expanded documentary coverage. If you missed any of them in theaters before, or have been hearing about them touring the festival circuit but haven’t had a chance to check them out, now is your prime opportunity. Here are all our reviews and interviews of DOC NYC selections:
- When a Chinese Company Resurrected a Shuttered American Auto Factory
- The Hidden Sides of New York’s Well-Known Landmarks
- A New Documentary Unveils Remarkable Footage of the Apollo 11 Mission
- The Story Behind America’s Most Famous Sex Therapist
- The Filmmaker Who Investigated One Conspiracy, Only to Uncover Another
- Turning the Andes Into a Metaphor for Chile’s History of Political Oppression
- Separating the Man From the Myth of Diego Maradona
- A New Doc on the Midterm Elections Captures the Struggle of Women Candidates
- In Midnight Traveler, a Refugee Family Documents Their Journeys
- A Disturbing Reckoning With China’s One-Child Policy
- Martin Scorsese Tells a Tall Tale of Bob Dylan’s 1975 Tour
- The Afghan Films Left Unfinished Under Communist Rule
When: Wednesday, November 6 through Friday, November 15, 2019
Where: Various venues in Manhattan
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