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DOC NYC 2023

Wednesday, November 08, 2023 -
Thursday, November 16, 2023

Event hosted by: DOC NYC

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DOC NYC is America’s largest documentary festival — running in-person November 8-16 at IFC Center, SVA Theatre and Village East by Angelika and continuing online through November 26. The 2023 festival presents more than 105 feature-length documentaries (including yet-to-be-announced Short List and Winner’s Circle titles) among over 200 films and dozens of events, with filmmakers expected in person at most screenings.

Opening the festival on Nov. 8 at SVA Theater will be Clair Titley’s jaw-dropping The Contestant, a breakout hit from the recent Toronto International Film Festival where it was described as “one hell of a wild ride” (Rolling Stone). The truly stranger-than-fiction story of the earliest days of “reality TV” in the 1990s features an aspiring Japanese comedian trapped alone and naked in an apartment for 15 months, unaware that his participation in a twisted reality show is being broadcast weekly to millions of viewers and has transformed him into a TV superstar.

Closing the festival on Nov. 16, also at SVA Theater, will be Sam Pollard and Llewellyn Smith’s South to Black Power, about New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow and his provocative writings. The festival’s Centerpiece screening on Nov. 11 at IFC Center is the World premiere of D.W. Young’s Uncropped, a look back at the arts zeitgeist of 1970s and ‘80s NYC through the lens (and memories) of Village Voice and Observer photographer James Hamilton.

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