Documentaries by five NewsDoc Alumni will be screened during Doc NYC in November 2019

October 14, 2019

DOC NYC

Congratulations to our four NewsDoc alumni! Their documentaries will be screened during the festival DOC NYC, an annual documentary film festival in New York City. Co-founded by Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen, DOC NYC is the country’s largest documentary film festival with over 300 films and events and 200 special guests.

DOC NYC Poster - Nov 2019 - Brooklyn, Inshallah, Heartbeat, Iowa, and The Grand Unified Theory of Howard Bloom (Read web page for more info)

Brooklyn, Inshallah

Filmmaker Ahmed Mansour (NewsDoc 2017)

To alleviate the fears of the Arab-American community of Bay Ridge, Father K runs for City Council with the help of Linda Sarsour. This campaign of a lifetime in 2016 takes viewers into the heart of identity politics.

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 4:30 PM – SVA Theatre

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Heartbeat, Iowa

Filmmaker Emily Cameron (NewsDoc 2018)

In middle America, a heartbeat has become the latest weapon in the fight to end abortion.

Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:15 PM – Cinepolis Chelsea

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The Grand Unified Theory of Howard Bloom

Filmmaker Charlie Hoxie (NewsDoc 2011)

Howard Bloom spent much of the 1970s and 80s as the publicist for iconic musicians. When a rare disease left him housebound for 15 years, Bloom reinvented himself.

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 4:35 PM – SVA Theatre

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DOC NYC Poster - Nov 2019 - Run the Meter and Rainbow Mothers (Read web page for more info)

Run the Meter

Directed by Rebecca Blandon (NewsDoc 2018)

In a time when their livelihood is threatened by the proliferation of app cars roaming the streets, New York City’s yellow taxi drivers are being driven to do whatever it takes to cope.

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – IFC Center, 323 6th Ave

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Rainbow Mothers

Directed by Elle Luan (NewsDoc 2018)

The film tells the story of Sesame and Bean, a Chinese lesbian couple’s unapologetic fight to become wife and wife, mama and mommy in a country where both wishes are ruled illegal.

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – IFC Center, 323 6th Ave

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