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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 85 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'DOCUMENTARY'
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ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard
  • Country: USA
For 40 years, the community-organizing group ACORN advocated for America’s poorest communities, while its detractors accused it of promoting government waste and the worst of liberal policies. Riding high on the momentum of Barack Obama’s presidential victory in 2008, ACORN was at its social zenith when a hidden-camera video sparked a national scandal and brought it all crashing down. | Read More

SCREENING TIMES

SUN 4/23 5:00 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 6 CIN-06 LIMITED
TUE 4/25 6:45 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-9 REGAL-09 LIMITED
WED 4/26 8:45 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-3 REGAL-03 LIMITED
THU 4/27 6:45 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 2 CIN-02 $23.88
Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), African American Director(s)
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ALPHAGO

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Greg Kohs
  • Country: USA
With simple rules but a near-infinite number of possible outcomes, the ancient Chinese board game Go has long been considered the holy grail of artificial intelligence. Director Greg Kohs' absorbing documentary chronicles Google's DeepMind team as it takes on one of the world's top Go players in a weeklong tournament, pitting man against machine in a competition that reveals as much about the workings of the human mind as it does the future of AI. | Read More

SCREENING TIMES

FRI 4/21 6:00 PM Tribeca Festival Hub, 6th Floor Tribeca Festival Hub, 6th Floor RUSH
SUN 4/23 4:15 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-6 REGAL-06 RUSH
MON 4/24 6:15 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 5 CIN-05 $23.88
WED 4/26 9:15 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 5 CIN-05 $23.88
Documentary
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THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF WALLY AND THE WORM

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Directed By: Colin Hanks
  • Country: USA
When Dennis Rodman hurts his knee with four weeks to go in the Chicago Bulls '96-'97 NBA championship season, young assistant trainer Wally Blasé is assigned to oversee his rehab, and the two forge a close friendship over 10 wild days of fast living recounted by director Colin Hanks through animation and first-person confessions. | Read More

SCREENING TIMES

SAT 4/22 3:00 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-5 REGAL-05 RUSH
MON 4/24 7:15 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-6 REGAL-06 RUSH
THU 4/27 5:30 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-4 REGAL-04 $23.88
SAT 4/29 12:30 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 8 CIN-08 $23.88
Sports, Documentary, Animation
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BLUES PLANET: TRIPTYCH

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Directed By: Wyland
  • Country: USA
Blues Planet: Triptych explores the Gulf Oil Spill disaster and its aftermath through environmental artist Wyland who, along with 30 of today's pre-eminent artists, recorded a new genre of global blues on the catastrophe's anniversary.

Screening with Shorts: S.O.S | Read More

SCREENING TIMES

SAT 4/22 7:00 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-11 REGAL-11 RUSH
TUE 4/25 5:30 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-4 REGAL-04 RUSH
WED 4/26 5:45 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-3 REGAL-03 RUSH
Documentary, Music, Environmental
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BLURRED LINES: INSIDE THE ART WORLD

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Barry Avrich
  • Country: Canada
Barry Avrich’s in-depth and eye-opening documentary pulls back the curtain on the behind-the-scenes dealings revolving around the contemporary art world. Reputable artists, critics, auctioneers and collectors demystify the often illusive and complex relationship between art and commerce in this film, which features extraordinary access to industry players. | Read More

SCREENING TIMES

SUN 4/23 8:00 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 6 CIN-06 RUSH
MON 4/24 3:45 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 2 CIN-02 RUSH
WED 4/26 9:45 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-9 REGAL-09 RUSH
THU 4/27 3:00 PM SVA Theater 2 Beatrice SVA2-Beatrice UNAVAILABLE
SAT 4/29 9:00 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-10 REGAL-10 RUSH
Documentary, New York
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BOBBI JENE

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Elvira Lind
  • Country: USA, Denmark, Israel
In her moving and cinematic documentary, Elvira Lind follows American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she makes the decision of a lifetime. Bobbi returns to the U.S., leaving behind a loving boyfriend and a successful 10-year run as a star dancer of the famous Israeli dance company Batsheva. Lind intimately portrays Bobbi’s rigorous creative process as she starts fresh in San Francisco, while still working to maintain a long-distance relationship. | Read More

SCREENING TIMES

FRI 4/21 9:15 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 5 CIN-05 $23.88
SAT 4/22 6:45 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-9 REGAL-09 LIMITED
MON 4/24 5:00 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 6 CIN-06 $14.61
FRI 4/28 9:45 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 2 CIN-02 FREE W/ TICKET
Drama, Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s)
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BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Alexandra Dean
  • Country: USA
Known for her unmatched beauty, Hedy Lamarr’s fans never knew she also possessed a beautiful mind. Immigrating to Hollywood in the late 1930s, Lamarr acted by day and sketched inventions by night, even devising a “secret communication system” for the Allies to beat the Nazis. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story reveals how Lamarr gave her patent away to the Navy, receiving no credit for her engineering innovations, even as she was immortalized as a legend of the silver screen. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon. | Read More

SCREENING TIMES

SUN 4/23 2:00 PM SVA Theater 1 Silas SVA1-Silas rush
TUE 4/25 4:00 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 9 CIN-09 RUSH
THU 4/27 6:15 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-1 REGAL-01 RUSH
SAT 4/29 6:00 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-10 REGAL-10 RUSH
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE

  • Section: Retrospective Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Moore
  • Country: USA
In 2002, Michael Moore explored the roots of America’s relationships with guns and the firearms industry following the devastating mass shooting at Columbine High School. The film went on to win the Academy Award® for Best Documentary. In the current moment of frequent mass shootings and ongoing legislative battles, 15 years after the film’s release, Moore’s confrontational documentary remains relevant as ever.

After the Movie: On the 15th anniversary of the documentary, and on the exact day of the massacre 18 years ago, a conversation with director Michael Moore and others on the timeliness of the film today. | Read More

SCREENING TIMES

THU 4/20 7:00 PM SVA Theater 2 Beatrice SVA2-Beatrice $23.88
Documentary
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BUMP & SPIKE

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Jacobs
  • Country: USA
The spectacular rise and fall of the International Professional Volleyball Association, which existed between 1975–1980 complete with "party lifestyle," rocking arena matches and stars on the court and in the stands, is chronicled in this Michael Jacobs-directed film. | Read More

SCREENING TIMES

SAT 4/22 3:00 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-5 REGAL-05 RUSH
MON 4/24 7:15 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-6 REGAL-06 RUSH
THU 4/27 5:30 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-4 REGAL-04 $23.88
SAT 4/29 12:30 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 8 CIN-08 $23.88
Sports, Documentary
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CAN'T STOP, WON’T STOP: THE BAD BOY STORY

  • Section: Gala
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Daniel Kaufman
  • Country: USA
A raw and exclusive look behind the scenes at the history and legacy of Bad Boy through a complex portrait of the label’s mastermind, Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy, as he tries to reunite his Bad Boy Family in the course of a frantic three-week rehearsal period. This Live Nation Productions documentary finds him reuniting with the biggest names from Bad Boy’s history for a wildly successful pair of concerts at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center. | Read More

SCREENING TIMES

THU 4/27 8:00 PM Beacon Beacon (NOTE) Buy Now

This screening will be followed by a live concert featuring Combs and Mase, ‘Lil Kim and Faith Evans

FRI 4/28 9:00 PM Cinépolis Chelsea 7 CIN-07 FREE W/ TICKET
SAT 4/29 6:30 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-5 REGAL-05 $23.88
SUN 4/30 3:00 PM Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-10 REGAL-10 RUSH
Documentary, Music, First Time Filmmaker
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