Coming to NYC’s Rooftop Films tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15:FIRE OF LOVE
World Premiere:Sundance 2022
Select Festivals:CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, True/False, SXSW, New Directors/New Films, Docaviv, Visions du Reel, Docville, Sydney, Seattle, San Francisco, Cleveland, Ashland, RiverRun, Sun Valley, Provincetown
About:This story of the doomed love triangle between intrepid scientists and lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft and the volcanoes they captured in their explosive archival footage.
Coming to PBS’s American Masters tomorrow, Tuesday, June 14:BRIAN WILSON: LONG PROMISED ROAD
World Premiere:Tribeca 2021
About:The Beach Boys’ lead songwriter takes a drive around Los Angeles with Rolling Stone editor and longtime friend Jason Fine in this nonlinear cinematic memoir, as vivid and multifaceted as his music.
Coming to theatres today, Friday, June 10:THE STORY WON’T DIE
Director:David Henry Gerson
World Premiere:Hot Docs 2021
Select Festivals:AFI Docs, Watch Docs, Poland’s American Fest, Woods Hole
About:A portrait of a young generation of Syrian artists who use their work to process their ongoing trauma and to express themselves as they never could under the repressive regime that forced them into exile.
Coming to Ovid.tv today, Friday, June 10:THE IMAGE YOU MISSED
World Premiere:Rotterdam 2018
Select Festivals:CPH:DOX, RIDM, Cinema du Reel, Dokufest, Edinburgh, Dublin, Galway, Guth Gafa, BAFICI, Art of the Real, Indielisboa, Guanajuato, Melbourne, Vancouver, DocsMX
About:An Irish filmmaker grapples with the legacy of his estranged father, the late American documentarian Arthur MacCaig, through MacCaig’s decades-spanning archive of the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Coming to Discovery+ today, Thursday, June 9:DR. DELIRIUM & THE EDGEWOOD EXPERIMENTS
Executive Producers:Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Craig H Shepherd, Nick Brigden
World Premiere:Discovery+ (June 2022)
About:An investigation into classified human subject research conducted on thousands of soldiers at the Edgewood Arsenal facility in Maryland from 1955 to 1975 by the United States Army Chemical Corps, experiments meant to evaluate the impact of potent, mind-altering chemical warfare agents on military personnel as an alternative to traditional combat.
About:In 2009, Bebe Zahara Benet was crowned the first winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but the franchise hadn’t yet achieved notoriety, so without an infrastructure to support her next steps, Bebe is confronted with the fickleness of fame.
Coming to PBS’s American Masters tomorrow, Friday, June 3:JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS
Director:Tracie Holder, Karen Thorsen
World Premiere:Tribeca 2012
Select Festivals:AFI Docs, Rio, Brisbane, Ashland, San Francisco Jewish, Havana
About:A portrait of the founder of The Public Theater, who believed in the democratization of theatre for all, spearheading free performances of Shakespeare in the Park and producing groundbreaking plays in his legendary NYC venue.
Coming to Starz tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1:WORKHORSE QUEEN
World Premiere:Slamdance 2021
Select Festivals:Calgary Underground, San Francisco Doc, DocEdge, Florida, Milwaukee, LGBT fests in Austin, Tel Aviv, Vancouver
About:After being cast on RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, 47-year old suburban telemarketer Ed Popil leaves his job to pursue a full-time entertainment industry career as his drag queen alter ego, 1960s era housewife Mrs Kasha Davis.
Coming to DVD and VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, May 31:THE WOBBLIES
Director:Stewart Bird, Deborah Shaffer
World Premiere:New York Film Festival 1979
About:The story of radical labor union the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), better known as the Wobblies, which championed the formation of “one big union” for all unskilled laborers, regardless of their race and gender.
Coming to theatres today, Friday, May 27:FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK
Director:Bobbi Jo Hart
World Premiere:Hot Docs 2021
Select Festivals:DOC NYC, DOXA, Inside Out, Frameline, Outfest, Los Angeles Asian Pacific, Santa Barbara, Athena, Cleveland, In-Edit, Hawaii, Doc’n Roll, Woodstock, Florida
About:Ferocious female rockers Fanny, who shattered glass ceilings in the ’70s, collecting fans like David Bowie before being buried in retro record bins, reunite fifty years later with a new record deal and a chance to rewrite history.
Coming to Hulu tomorrow, Thursday, May 26:LOOK AT ME: XXXTENTACION
World Premiere:SXSW 2022
Select Festivals:CPH:DOX, Atlanta
About:An exploration of how Jahseh Onfroy tapped raw talent, a gift for connecting with disaffected youth, and a mastery of social media to fashion himself into SoundCloud rapper XXXTentacion – one of the most streamed artists on the planet.
Coming to DVD/VOD today, Tuesday, May 24:¡VIVA MAESTRO!
World Premiere:US theatrical release (April 2022)
About:A portrait of world-renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel as he responds to the unexpected and daunting obstacles of social unrest in his homeland of Venezuela with powerful music-making and an innovative and triumphant concert that celebrates the power of art to renew and unite.