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Nov 8, 2012 – Nov 15, 2012



IFC Center

323 6th Ave



$12-$75/Insiders pass $99


Now in its third year, DOC NYC has blossomed into one of our favorite festivals. Serving up 115 documentary-tinged happenings over the course of its all-too-short week run, the festival stirs conversation with a mix of short and feature-length works followed by Q&As, and panel discussions focused on the business and making of film. The festivities commence with screenings of Bartholomew Cubbins' Artifact, a document of Thirty Seconds to Mars legal battle with EMI, and Venus and Serena, a film about tennis' legendary sisterly duo. From there, the non-fiction action is parceled into a number of categories including Viewfinders, Metropolis, American Perspectives, International Perspectives, Midnight Docs, Photography on Film, and our personal favorite, Sonic Cinema, which showcases a doc tracing the history of Alex Chilton's Big Star, and Andy Grieve and Lauren Lazin's Can't Stand Losing You, based on Andy Summers' memoir. What else do we recommend checking in on? The latest installment of Michael Apted's riveting Up series, Rufus and Martha Wainwright's love song to their mother, Kate McGarrigle, and Turning, presented by Antony Hegarty, Charles Atlas' film captures a concert with Antony and the Johnsons. And if you've fallen behind with your theatrical doc releases, the Short List presents screenings of 5 Broken Cameras, Searching for Sugar Man, West of Memphis, and other award-season fodder.

Mindy Bond, Flavorpill


Additional screenings at SVA Theatre.