Non-fiction — as in the joy, drama and wonder of the real — is in the spotlight beginning Thursday at the DOC NYC Film Festival, America’s largest documentary festival.
Held in New York City from November 9 to 16, the festival includes more than 250 feature and short films — many of them local, U.S. or world premieres — as well as special events, including panel discussions and networking sessions for aspiring filmmakers.
The festival’s lineup of films is curated into several sections, or themes, including science, performance art, design, domestic and international politics, family, activism, true crime, and New York City itself
Among the highlights of this year’s festival, now in its eighth year, is the Opening Night feature (a New York City premiere) of “The Final Year.” Directed by Greg Barker, the film is a fly-on-the-wall portrait of key Obama Administration foreign policy officials (including U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.