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Big Hair, Big Waves, Big Lives at DOC NYC 2022

Casa Susanna

New York’s biggest documentary film festival, DOC NYC, returns once again. Held throughout the city, DOC NYC runs November 9th to the 27th and also screens films online. The festival showcases feature length and short documentaries from around the world and all walks of life with more than 200 films and events.

The festival opens with Theater of Thought, from the legendary director Werner Herzog. Interviewing various scientists and specialists, Herzog delves into the world neuroscience and its implications on technology, human rights law, philosophy and more. Herzog will also be receiving DOC NYC’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Making its USA premiere is Maya and the Wave, from director Stephanie Johnes, which follows Brazilian big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira as she navigates the perils of mother nature and a male dominated sport. The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with Stephanie Johnes and Maya Gabeira.

In Who Is Stan Smith?, director Danny Lee looks at the life of Tennis and sneaker icon, Stan Smith. With archival footage and interview, this documentary looks at the man, the humanitarian, and the fashion icon that is Stan Smith.

Casa Susanna from director Sébastien Lifshitz recounts how aLatino broadcaster and his wig-making wife created a cross-dresser’s haven in the Catskills during the 1950s and 60s.

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November  9 - 27, 2022

Multiple locations in NYC and Online


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