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DocuWeeks 2012
New York Showtimes
August 3 - August 23
at IFC Center
Los Angeles Showtimes
August 10 - August 30
at Laemmle Noho 7

The Arab Spring as seen from the eyes of a young female Egyptian journalist. The mass exodus from a Northeastern Mexican village in search of water during the annual drought. A once-in-a-lifetime journey to the Academy Awards® for one extraordinary 5th grade choir. These are just some of the 28 outstanding stories that will be presented in the International Documentary Association's 16th Annual DocuWeeks™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase.

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FEATURES (New York Week 2)

Drought/Cuates de Australia
New York
August 10 - August 16


Los Angeles
August 17 - August 23
Drought/Cuates de Australia  More Info

Residents from the ejido (communal land) Los Cuates de Australia in Northeast Mexico perform every year a massive exodus to look for water during drought. In this exile, men, women, elders, and children wait for the first drops of water to return to their lands, metaphor of a small town that hides from death.

Director/Writer: Everardo González
Producer: Martha Orozco Ciénega
Docs/Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad (FOPROCINE) with the support of the Tribeca Film Institute and Jan Vrijman Fund.
84 min. Mexico


NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 12:05 pm, 5:10 pm
  • SAT 8/11 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • SUN 8/12 1:45 pm, 7:25 pm
  • MON 8/13 12:05 pm, 5:10 pm
  • TUE 8/14 1:45 pm, 7:25 pm
  • WED 8/15 3:30 pm, 9:45 pm
  • THU 8/16 1:45 pm, 7:25 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 3:25 pm, 9:35 pm
  • SAT 8/18 12:05 pm, 5:10 pm
  • SUN 8/19 1:45 pm, 7:20 pm
  • MON 8/20 3:25 pm, 9:40 pm
  • TUE 8/21 12:05 pm, 5:10 pm
  • WED 8/22 1:45 pm, 7:20 pm
  • THU 8/23 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm

HOLY MAN: THE USA vs. DOUGLAS WHITE
New York
August 10 - August 16


Los Angeles
August 17 - August 23
HOLY MAN: THE USA vs. DOUGLAS WHITE  More Info

HOLY MAN: THE USA vs. DOUGLAS WHITE, narrated by Martin Sheen, is the story of Douglas White, an 89-year-old Lakota Sioux medicine man from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, who spent 17 years in federal prison for a crime he did not commit. During the making of this film, filmmakers uncovered new evidence of White's "actual innocence" and brought the case back to federal court. HOLY MAN offers a rare glimpse into the mysterious world of Lakota religion, their intimate connection to the land, and a provocative expose of the systemic injustice Native Americans face in the criminal justice system.

Director/Producer: Jennifer Jessum
Producer/Writer: Simon Joseph
Flying Limbs Inc., Productions
84 min. USA
Website/Trailer

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 1:45 pm, 7:25 pm
  • SAT 8/11 12:05 pm, 5:15 pm
  • SUN 8/12 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • MON 8/13 1:45 pm, 7:25 pm
  • TUE 8/14 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • WED 8/15 12:05 pm, 5:15 pm
  • THU 8/16 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 1:45 pm, 7:20 pm
  • SAT 8/18 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • SUN 8/19 12:05 pm, 5:05 pm
  • MON 8/20 1:45 pm, 7:25 pm
  • TUE 8/21 3:30 pm, 9:40 pm
  • WED 8/22 12:05 pm, 5:05 pm
  • THU 8/23 1:50 pm, 7:25 pm

The Magic Life
New York
August 10 - August 16


Los Angeles
August 17 - August 23
The Magic Life  More Info

Three aspiring individuals try to turn their passion into a career. Can they pull off the biggest trick of their lives and become working magicians?

Director/Producer: Nelson Cheng
Park Row Productions
73 min. USA
Website/Trailer | Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 3:55 pm, 9:55 pm
  • SAT 8/11 2:05 pm, 7:50 pm
  • SUN 8/12 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
  • MON 8/13 3:55 pm, 9:55 pm
  • TUE 8/14 2:05 pm, 7:50 pm
  • WED 8/15 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
  • THU 8/16 3:55 pm, 9:55 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 12:00 pm, 5:20 pm
  • SAT 8/18 1:45 pm, 7:40 pm
  • SUN 8/19 3:50 pm, 9:50 pm
  • MON 8/20 12:00 pm, 5:20 pm
  • TUE 8/21 1:45 pm, 7:40 pm
  • WED 8/22 3:50 pm, 9:50 pm
  • THU 8/23 1:45 pm, 7:40 pm

Out of the Clear Blue Sky
New York
August 10 - August 16


Los Angeles
August 17 - August 23
Out of the Clear Blue Sky  More Info

On September 11, 2001, Cantor Fitzgerald became famous for the worst of all possible reasons. 658 of their employees were missing, presumed dead, in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Though Cantor suffered almost twice the casualties of the FDNY, their story was soon pushed aside as the media ambushed Cantor CEO Howard Lutnick, who went from face-of-the-tragedy to pariah within weeks. A true stranger-than-fiction account, unfolding over months and years, the film captures being caught in the crosshairs of history.

Director/Producer/Writer: Danielle Gardner
Producers: Genevieve Baker, Lydia Snape
Asphalt Films, Inc.
108 min. USA/UK
Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 1:50 pm, 7:35 pm
  • SAT 8/11 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
  • SUN 8/12 3:20 pm, 9:55 pm
  • MON 8/13 1:50 pm, 7:35 pm
  • TUE 8/14 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
  • WED 8/15 3:20 pm, 9:55 pm
  • THU 8/16 1:50 pm, 7:35 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 1:30 pm, 7:20 pm
  • SAT 8/18 3:15 pm, 9:45 pm
  • SUN 8/19 12:00 pm, 5:20 pm
  • MON 8/20 1:30 pm, 7:20 pm
  • TUE 8/21 3:15 pm, 9:45 pm
  • WED 8/22 12:00 pm, 5:20 pm
  • THU 8/23 3:15 pm, 9:45 pm

RICKY on LEACOCK
New York
August 10 - August 16


Los Angeles
August 17 - August 23
RICKY on LEACOCK  More Info

The work (on and off screen) of legendary filmmaker, Richard Leacock, protégé to Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North, Louisiana Story) not only influenced generations of filmmakers during his long career but also changed, technically and aesthetically, "how" movies are made. RICKY on LEACOCK is a cinematic journey that Jane Weiner began as a young filmmaker during which, over 38 years, she filmed various encounters with his friends and contemporaries including D.A. Pennebaker, Robert Drew, Ed Pincus, Jonas Mekas, Dušan Makavejev, and others.

Director/Producer/Writer: Jane Weiner
Co-Producers: Frédéric Gaffigne, Heidi Draper
Executive Producer: Diane Markrow
JDB Films, Inc./AS'Image
90 min. USA/France/Spain/Canada
Filmmaker Interview

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
  • SAT 8/11 3:35 pm, 9:55 pm
  • SUN 8/12 1:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • MON 8/13 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
  • TUE 8/14 3:35 pm, 9:55 pm
  • WED 8/15 1:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • THU 8/16 12:00 pm, 5:25 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/17 3:35 pm, 9:50 AM
  • SAT 8/18 12:00 pm, 5:20 pm
  • SUN 8/19 2:05 pm, 7:45 pm
  • MON 8/20 3:35 pm, 9:50 AM
  • TUE 8/21 12:00 pm, 5:20 pm
  • WED 8/22 2:05 pm, 7:45 pm
  • THU 8/23 12:00 pm, 5:20 pm

We Women Warriors (Tejiendo Sabiduría)
New York
August 10 - August 16


Los Angeles
August 24 - August 30
We Women Warriors (Tejiendo Sabiduría)  More Info

We Women Warriors follows three native women caught in the crossfire of Colombia's warfare who use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples' survival. Colombia has 102 aboriginal groups, one-third of which face extinction because of the conflict. Trapped in a protracted predicament financed by the drug trade, indigenous women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope. We Women Warriors bears witness to neglected human rights catastrophes and interweaves character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage, and faith in the endurance of indigenous culture.

Director/Producer/Writer: Nicole Karsin
Writer: Gabriel Baudet
Todos Los Pueblos Productions
79 min. USA/Colombia
Website/Trailer

NEW YORK SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/10 3:30 pm, 9:45 pm
  • SAT 8/11 1:50 pm, 7:30 pm
  • SUN 8/12 12:05 pm, 5:15 pm
  • MON 8/13 3:30 pm, 9:45 pm
  • TUE 8/14 12:05 pm, 5:15 pm
  • WED 8/15 1:50 pm, 7:35 pm
  • THU 8/16 12:05 pm, 5:15 pm
LOS ANGELES SHOWTIMES
  • FRI 8/24 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm
  • SAT 8/25 3:15 pm, 9:20 pm
  • SUN 8/26 1:55 pm, 7:15 pm
  • MON 8/27 3:15 pm, 9:20 pm
  • TUE 8/28 1:55 pm, 7:15 pm
  • WED 8/29 12:05 pm, 5:00 pm
  • THU 8/30 1:55 pm, 7:15 pm