Short Attention Span Cinema: Films from The New York Times’s Op-Docs

Friday, April 20 - Thursday, July 19, 2012

A 12-week series of short documentaries from The Times’s new video initiative, playing before our regular features. Begun in November 2011, The New York Times’s Op-Docs series invites both renowned and emerging filmmakers to contribute new short opinion documentaries reflecting a wide range of styles and subject matter, including current affairs, contemporary life and historical subjects.


April 20-May 3 THE UMBRELLA MAN, dir. by Errol Morris

May 4-17 BIKE THIEF, dir. by Casey Neistat

May 18-24 AI WEIWEI: EVOLUTION OF A DISSIDENT, dir. Alison Klayman

May 25-31 GOOD NIGHT RYAN, dir. by Timothy Grucza

June 1-7 WAITING FOR HEALTH CARE, dir. Peter Nicks

June 8-14 DISMANTLING DETROIT, dir. Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady

June 15-21 MITT LIKES MUSIC, INCLUDING THIS, dir. The Gregory Brothers

June 22-28 THEY WILL SAY WE’RE NOT HERE, dir. Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall

June 29-July 5 HI, I’M A NUTRIA!, dir. Drew Christie

July 6-12 THE SCARS OF STOP-AND-FRISK, dir. Julie Dressner and Edwin Martinez

July 13-19 THE SILENT MAJORITY, dir. Penny Lane and Brian L. Frye