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August 29, 2017

International Documentary Association Announces 2017 Screening Series: 'Strong Island,' 'Kedi' and more

Los Angeles, CA – August 29, 2017 – The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced today the lineup of their annual screening series to begin September 13th with a screening of Yance Ford’s Sundance Award winning cinematic memoir Strong Island. Additional Series highlights include Icarus (September 18), Cries from Syria (Oct 3), JANE (October 4), LA 92 (October 25), Dolores (November 1) and Kedi (November 6).

Films selected for the IDA Documentary Screening Series receive exclusive access to an audience of tastemakers and documentary lovers. In addition to reaching the general public during the Awards season, the series brings some of the year’s most acclaimed documentary films to voting members of industry guilds and organizations.

"Documentary filmmakers are at the forefront of what’s happening in the world, training their cameras on global conflict or the arena of big ideas,” says IDA Executive Director Simon Kilmurry. “This year's screenings take us from the battlefields of Syria to the far reaching implications of climate change to the historical underpinnings of our contemporary political situation. And we also have a movie about cats.”

Screenings will take place at The Landmark in Los Angeles from September through November. All screenings are free to the public with first seating opportunities offered to IDA members and guild members. Each screening will conclude with a moderated Q&A.

Unless otherwise noted, all screenings will begin at 7:30pm. As the lineup for the Series continues to evolve the updated schedule will be available at The current lineup of the Screening Series at The Landmark in Los Angeles is as follows:

9/13 - Strong Island (director: Yance Ford)

9/14 - Trophy (directors: Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz)

9/18 - Icarus (director: Bryan Fogel)

9/19 - Intent To Destroy (director: Joe Berlinger)

9/21 - City of Ghosts (director: Matthew Heineman)

9/26 - New York Times Op-Docs: 116 Cameras (director: Davina Pardo), Alone (director: Garrett Bradley), The Aria of Cauliflower Brown (director: Tim Grant), Perfectly Normal (director: Joris Debeij), Ten Meter Tower (directors: Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson)

9/27 - Swim Team (director: Lara Stolman)

9/28 - God Knows Where I Am (directors: Todd Wider, Jedd Wider)

10/3 - Cries From Syria (director: Evgeny Afineevsky)

10/4 - Jane (director: Brett Morgen)

10/10 - I Called Him Morgan (director: Kasper Collin)

10/12 - Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman (directors: John Hoffman, Susan Froemke, Beth Aala)

10/16 - One Of Us (directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady)

10/17 - The Work (directors: Gethin Aldous, Jairus McLeary)

10/18 - Oklahoma City (director: Barak Goodman)

10/19 - Long Strange Trip (director: Amir Bar-Lev)

10/23 - Finding Oscar (director: Ryan Suffern)

10/24 - Atomic Homefront (director: Rebecca Cammisa)

10/25 - LA 92 (directors: Dan Lindsay, TJ Martin)

11/1 - Dolores (director: Peter Bratt)

11/2 - Abacus: Small Enough To Jail (director: Steve James)

11/6 - Kedi (director: Ceyda Torun)

11/7 - Chasing Coral (director: Jeff Orlowski)

11/8 - Motherland (director: Ramona S. Diaz)

11/9 - Arthur Miller: Writer (director: Rebecca Miller)

11/14 - The Final Year (director: Greg Barker)

11/15 - Unrest (director: Jennifer Brea)

11/16 - Nobody Speak (director: Brian Knappenberger)