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Stephen Curry: Underrated
One of New York’s biggest film fests just got bigger. DOC NYC Selects is a new in-person, ongoing screening series that serves as an extension of DOC NYC’s annual fall festival. Running July 11 – August 8, 2023, at New York’s IFC Center (323 6th Ave.), with filmmakers in person for all shows. DOC NYC Selects gives audiences a firsthand look at hot new documentaries making their NYC premiere and include live post-screening conversations with creators and subjects from the films. Each screening will extend beyond the theater for discounted drinks at the West Village favorite Oppa Bistro (162 West 4th Street).
The festival opens with Plan C. Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022, red state legislatures across the U.S. have rushed to severely restrict access for women and their right to choose. The already-crucial work of the grassroots organization Plan C, which provides knowledge of and access to abortion pills, has become that much more essential in the year since. Award-winning filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos (Rich Hill, DOC NYC 2014) takes us deep inside this determined network, revealing the inner workings of the network’s pipeline, the criticisms they face, and the hope they provide for American women. The screening will be followed by an on-stage conversation with filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos, Executive Producer Jess Jacobs, Cinematographer Derek Howard and two doctors who were instrumental in getting NY to pass the shield law: Dr. Jane Doe and Dr. Lina Prine.
In Stephen Curry: Underrated, director Peter Nicks expands his perceptive view on the Bay area to one of its most famous residents: the basketball superstar Stephen Curry. Nicks discovers that Curry’s story is a remarkable and wholly unexpected trajectory from a kid with the “wrong” dimensions to a surprising flowering at a Division I college to four-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors – and with much unfinished business, even as Curry works to anchor a modern sports dynasty.
The festival will also include workshops for aspiring documentarians such as Gray Areas: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in Documentary Filmmaking.
To learn more, go to: https://www.docnyc.net/selects-summer-2023/
DOC NYC Selects: Summer 2023July 11 - August 8, 2023
IFC Center323 6th Ave.New York, NY 10014
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