New York’s first Documentary Festival is all geared to kick off tonight, with an incredible lineup of new films and spotlights on classic filmmakers. It really is a good week for documentary groupies, because some of the biggest names are coming to NYC to take part in discussions and screen their new films- Werner Herzog and Errol Morris.
Today might be your only chance to see Werner Herzog’s 3D documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams,
his film about the
Cave of Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc, which contains the earliest paintings
in existence. The fest will also host screenings of his films Land of Silence and Darkness, Wings of Hope and My Best Friend.
Errol Morris will show up for a screening of Tabloid, which is about former Miss Wyoming Joyce McKinney, a woman who is a convicted rapist, Mormon, and dog cloner. Seriously.
DOC NYC will also be holding screenings of Morris’s Gates of Heaven, The Thin Blue Line, A Brief History of Time, and three episodes from his television series First Person.
There will also be a tribute to Kevin Brownlow, whose incredible Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces you must all see.
This on top of numerous new films such as Puppet (yes, a puppet documentary!) and Darkness on the Edge of Town (Bruce Springsteen’s concert film). Check the official site for the full schedule!