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DOC NYC Spring Showcase: Free Online Documentary Fest

DOC NYC, one of the largest documentary festivals in the US, is initiating a new festival for the spring season. The DOC NYC Spring Showcase, an online screening series for documentary lovers, runs from May 24th – June 20th, 2021.  Spring Showcase gives viewers FREE ACCESS to 14 of this year’s most talked-about nonfiction films and series, paired with exclusive conversations featuring the creative teams behind them. Over the course of four weeks, hear from creators Padma Lakshmi, Steve James, Fran Lebowitz, Asif Kapadia, Dr. Orna Guralnik, Louis Theroux, and more, in Q&As moderated by DOC NYC’s programming team. The lineup spans a wide variety of nonfiction formats and subjects, from hosted series to biographies, vérité films, and multi-part cultural explorations, covering everything from culinary history to city politics, pop music, and the inner workings of intimate relationships.

Films and events include:

  • The Infinite Race – Q&A with filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz and film editor Flavia de Souza
    Screening May 26 – 27
  • 76 Days – Q&A with director/producer Hao Wu
    Screening June 1 – 2
  • City So Real – Q&A with director/producer/cinematographer/editor Steve James and producer/sound recordist Zak Piper
    Screening June 3 – June 4
  • Couples Therapy – Q&A with director/executive producer Josh Kriegman, director Kim Roberts, executive producer Elyse Steinberg, psychoanalyst and psychologist Dr. Orna Guralnik
    Screening June 5 – 6
  • Secrets of the Whales – Q&A with National Geographic explorer & photographer/producer Brian Skerry and composer Raphaelle Thibaut
    Screening June 7 – 8
  • The Social Dilemma – Q&A with director Jeff Orlowski and producer Larissa Rhodes
    Screening June 11 – 12
  • Framing Britney Spears – Q&A with producer/director Samantha Stark, showrunner/executive producer Mary Robertson, and story editor Liz Day
    Screening June 13 – 14
  • Pretend It’s a City – Q&A with series subject/executive producer Fran Lebowitz
    Screening June 15 – 16
  • 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything – Q&A with executive producer/series director Asif Kapadia, executive producer James Gay-Rees, executive producer/editor Chris King, series producer/director Danielle Peck and director James Rogan
    Screening June 17 – 18

To learn more, go to:

DOC NYC Spring Showcase
May 24 - June 20, 2021

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