DOC NYC starts this week, runs November 12-19


DOC NYC is one of my favorite film festivals in New York City. Each year, DOC NYC showcases some of the best non-fiction filmmaking from all over the world, including a number of Oscar winners and Oscar contenders.

DOC NYC starts on November 12th and runs until November 18th. The three major showcase screenings are as follows:

  • Opening NightMiss Sharon Jones! w/ director Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) and Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings in attendance.
  • CenterpieceJanis: Little Girl Blue w/ director Amy Beg (Deliver Us from Evil) in attendance.
  • Closing NightOnce and for All w/ directors Michael Epstein and Dyllan McGee and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton in attendance.

There’s lots of other great films being shown, including Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence, Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse doc Amy, Ethan Hawke’s Seymour: An Introduction, Kent Jones’ Hitchcock/Truffaut, Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next, Kirby Dick’s The Hunting Ground, Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz Mexican wrestling doc Lucha Mexico, Brett Morgen’s Kurt Kobain: Montage of Heck, Alex Gibney’s Scientology doc Going Clear, and Matthew Heineman’s Cartel Land.

For tickets and a full list of screenings and events during the festival, visit

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.