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3rd Annual Screening Series Launches September 17 with 'He Named Me Malala'

By KJ Relth

We are excited to announce the 3rd Annual Documentary Screening Series will begin September 17 with a screening of Fox Searchlight's He Named Me Malala. A Q&A with the film’s director, Davis Guggenheim, moderated by Indiewire’s Editor in Chief, Dana Harris, will take place following the screening.

Now in its third year, the IDA Documentary Screening Series brings a curated program of some of the year's most anticipated non-fiction films to an enthusiastic audience of documentary supporters, industry, guild, and IDA members. Screenings conclude with a filmmaker Q&A moderated by journalists and media personalities.

The Series launches with a lineup of nine films, including Asif Kapadia's AMY, Davis Michael Barnett's Becoming Bulletproof, Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville's Best of Enemies, Stevan Riley's Listen To Me Marlon, E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin's Meru, Amy Berg's Prophet’s Prey, Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker's Welcome to Leith, Liz Garbus's What Happened, Miss Simone? and Crystal Moselle's The Wolfpack. Additional films will be announced later in the Fall.

"2015 has brought us some truly wonderful and inspiring documentary films," said Simon Kilmurry, the IDA's Executive Director, “and the IDA is proud to once again showcase great non-fiction work to a connected, engaged, and informed audience.”

Presented in partnership with Indiewire, the IDA Documentary Screening Series is a curated program of some of the best documentary films of the year. Screenings take place September through November at The Landmark Theater in Los Angeles.

All screenings are free, but reservations are required. For more information and to RSVP go to