• O.J.: Made in America director Ezra Edelman with John Horn

  • What Happened, Miss Simone? director Liz Garbus

  • Rich Hill director Tracy Droz Tragos and Indiewire Editor-at-Large Anne Thompson

  • Amy filmmaker Asif Kapadia with Indiewire Editor-at-Large Anne Thompson

  • Steve Gilula, Co-President of Fox Searchlight Pictures with He Named Me Malala director Davis Guggenheim and Indiewire Editor in Chief Dana Harris.

  • Merry Clayton sings for the audience after the screening of Twenty Feet from Stardom

  • The Eagle Huntress Nurgaiv Aisholpan

  • Particle Fever editor Walter Murch, producer David Kaplan and director Mark Levinson at the Q&A following the screening of the documentary

  • Food Chains director Sanjay Rawal, producer Smriti Keshari, Executive Producer Eva Longoria & Indiewire's Ben Travers at the Q&A following the screening of the film

  • Author: The JT LeRoy Story director Jeff Feuerzeig with Alex Cohen

  • The Sachal Jazz Ensemble, featured in Song of Lahore, perform for the IDA Screening Series audience. 

  • Cartel Land producers Molly Thompson and Tom Yellin stand with filmmaker Matt Heineman

  • Meet The Patels subjects Vasant and Champa Patel with filmmaker Geeta Patel and Indiewire's Steve Greene

  • Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack with Maya Angelou's grandson Colin Johnson and dancer Don Martin.

The IDA Documentary Screening Series brings some of the year's most acclaimed documentary films to the IDA community and members of industry guilds and organizations. Films selected for the Series receive exclusive access to an audience of tastemakers and doc lovers during the important Awards campaigning season from September through November.

For more information about the 2018 series, please contact: Danna Rosenthal, Manager, Sponsorship, Strategic PR and Events, at danna@documentary.org.

2017 Screenings

  • Motherland

    Wed. November 8, 2017
    The Landmark
    Westside Pavilion Mall, 10850 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

    MOTHERLAND takes us into the heart of the planet’s busiest maternity hospital in one of the world’s poorest and most populous countries: the...

  • Chasing Coral

    Tue. November 7, 2017
    The Landmark
    Westside Pavilion Mall, 10850 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

    Includes a post-film conversation with Director/Producer Jeff Orlowski, moderated by Steve Greene, Special Projects Editor for IndieWire...

  • Kedi

    Mon. November 6, 2017
    The Landmark
    Westside Pavilion Mall, 10850 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

    Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives,...

  • Arthur Miller: Writer

    Sun. November 5, 2017
    Laemmle's Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre
    8556 Wilshire Blvd.
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    ARTHUR MILLER: WRITER is an intimate portrait of one of the greatest American playwrights of the 20th century. The documentary is told from the...

  • I Am Evidence

    Fri. November 3, 2017
    Laemmle Monica Film Center
    1332 2nd St.
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Produced by Mariska Hargitay, I AM EVIDENCE exposes the shocking number of untested rape kits in the United States. Despite the power of DNA to...

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    Thu. November 2, 2017
    The Landmark
    Westside Pavilion Mall, 10850 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

    Abacus, a small family-run bank, becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and...