Are you also a documentary buff? If yes, here we will cover you with films you can’t miss. DOC Film Festival 2022 will be in person from November 9 to November 17, 2022. Moreover, it will be available online from November 9 to November 27, 2022.
Here, you can get an overview of what’s happening now and in the past. The annual festival of non-fiction movies is back, and this year there are great documentaries about Formula 1 stars, gay icons, and the late film pioneer Jonas Mekas.
Don’t worry, doc fans, because DOC Film Festival 2022 in the U.S. is back in NYC. After covid, this is the time when you can watch movies there again. The festival also keeps the hybrid format it used last year, which means you can watch movies online.
As usual, this year’s films cover various topics and stories. The opening night film, “Maya and the Wave,” is an inspiring story about a super-talented female surfer. The closing night film, “The Conspiracy,” is an animated documentary about centuries of subtle anti-semitism. Other films include a Barbara Kopple film about the need to empower minority communities.
What are the movies to keep an eye in DOC Film Festival 2022?
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And for those who want even more help getting ready for the DOC Film Festival 2022, here are the ten things we’re most looking forward to seeing. Here you can see the full lineup and buy tickets. DOC NYC runs November 9–27.
26.2 to Life
“26.2 to Life” by Christine Yoo is a must-see for anyone who likes “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” or dislikes America’s prison system. It’s about the 1000 Miles Club at San Quentin State Prison, which gives the men in California’s oldest maximum-security jail a new reason to put one foot in front of the other. The program is run by a track coach who doesn’t care what crimes his runners have committed. People can join and train to run a full marathon around the prison yard.
The Mistranslation of 1946 That Changed a Culture
In the United States, tens of thousands of evangelical churches still think being gay is a sin. In her documentary, Sharon “Rocky” Roggio says that this kind of systemic racism comes from a wrong interpretation of the Bible: In 1946, in Corinthians 6:9, was the first time the word “homosexual” was used in the Bible. Why doesn’t this picture look right?
“Casa Susanna,” a beautiful documentary about a Catskills oasis where trans women and cross-dressing men found community in the 1950s and 1960s, digs up a nearly forgotten part of queer history. Sebastien Lifshitz, the French director of “Bambi” and “Little Girl,” brings the past to life with crackling old footage, incredible photos, and the golden memories of people there.
The Coldwater Kitchen
How does the name of the movie that Brian Kaufman and Mark Kurlyandchik made sound to you? Maybe a behind-the-scenes look at a hot-blooded, high-end restaurant in the style of “Bear”? A look at how important it is to learn how to cook most elegantly. Something delicious, engaging, and worth chewing on? The twist is that it is all those things, but maybe not in the way you expect. The “Coldwater Kitchen” in the documentary’s title is a nice restaurant with exciting people, but it’s in prison.
“The Conspiracy” I don’t expect “relevance” from a movie about “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and the supposed Jewish plot to take over the world. Still, there’s no doubt that “The Conspiracy” comes out at the right time (not that anti-semitism has ever really gone out of style). Maxim Pozdorovkin ran the show.
Fragments of Paradise
“Some people called him the godfather of underground film.” “Jonas Mekas is my guest tonight. He was a poet before he became a filmmaker.” “His name is Jonas Mekas, and I think he is the person who best shows what independent filmmaking means and how important it is more than almost anyone else in the world.”
Fragments of Paradise are some bits and pieces of Jonas Mekas Work and the way he lived his life. It is a deeper look into the life of the Godfather of Film Making. It also includes some footage that we would have never seen and would never get a chance to see! The best way to describe the story is finding beauty amidst profound loss and a man who tried to make sense of it all… with a camera.
Maya and the Wave
Stephanie Johnes’s crowd-pleasing documentary has already been shown at TIFF and Rio de Janeiro, and now it’s coming to DOC NYC. The movie follows the world champion surfer Maya Gabeira through her ups and downs and tubular adventures as she tries to become the best. Is she against you? Maya deals with big waves, big egos, and a lot of big-time chauvinism with a mix of humor and seriousness.
“Sports documentaries might seem everywhere, but Johnes’s film is a beautiful and creative new take on a tired genre. It takes us inside an exciting sport through the eyes of an inspiring hero who makes waves wherever she goes“. – says K.E
Queen of the Deuce
The truth may be stranger than fiction, and some facts are too strange to believe. But people’s creativity never fails to amaze and delight, and Chelly Wilson is one of those people. She was a Sephardic Jew who left Greece during World War II. In New York, she opened a string of porno theatres that she named after Greek gods, which did very well. Queen of the Deuce is one such Taboo Breaking Documentary.
Q.What is DOC Film Festival 2022?
Ans.DOC Film Festival 2022 PRO event will take place at Cinépolis Chelsea from November 10–17, 2022. PRO events from 2020–2022 that have already been recorded are now available to people worldwide.
Q.What can you expect in the upcoming days of DOC Film Festival 2022?
Ans. In the next few weeks, there will be a lot of film festivals in the New York area, and many well-known movies will be shown for the first time. It will also be a chance to see the work of filmmakers just starting.
Here, we wrap up the information about DOC Film Festival 2022. A lot of thrill, suspense, and action await us. More than 110 feature-length documentaries and more than 100 short films will be shown in 2022. If that sounds like a lot, it’s because it is. But the festival has done an excellent job organizing its massive schedule around different themes. “Celebrities” and “Cities,” “Journalism” and “True Crime,” “Outsiders” and “Fashion” are just some of the available themes.