• 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.

LA Screenings take place at The Landmark, unless otherwise noted. All screenings begin at 7:30pm and conclude with a moderated Q&A. Check-in begins at 6:30, and the house opens at 7. Please note that some screenings have different start-times, as indicated on individual pages.


2017 Screenings

  • Short Docs from the American Film Showcase

    Mon. November 27, 2017
    The Landmark
    Westside Pavilion Mall, 10850 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

    Join IDA and The American Film Showcase (AFS) for an evening of short documentary films...

  • Machines

    Mon. November 20, 2017
    The Landmark
    Westside Pavilion Mall, 10850 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

    Director Rahul Jain presents an intimate, observantly portrayal of the rhythm of life and work in a gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India....

  • Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

    Thu. November 16, 2017
    The Landmark
    Westside Pavilion Mall, 10850 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

    Includes a post-film conversation with Director Brian Knappenberger, moderated by Tim Cogshell, Critic, FilmWeek on KPCC. ...

  • UNREST

    Wed. November 15, 2017
    The Landmark
    Westside Pavilion Mall, 10850 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

    Jennifer Brea is a Harvard PhD student about to marry the love of her life when suddenly her body starts failing her. Hoping to shed light on her...

  • The Final Year

    Tue. November 14, 2017
    The Landmark
    Westside Pavilion Mall, 10850 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

    A sweeping, insiders’ account of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during their final year as they set out to define their legacy,...

  • LA 92

    Mon. November 13, 2017
    The Landmark
    Westside Pavilion Mall, 10850 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90064

    On April 29, 1992, the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles, California started to burn just after the Rodney King verdict was announced where...