An Evening with New York Times Op-Docs – Fall 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Tue Nov 6
The New York Times Op-Docs
Tuesday, November 6 at 6:30pm
Join us to view six short films with outsize impact. Afterward hear from several of the filmmakers. New York Times Op-Docs have been nominated for two Academy Awards™ and won three Emmy Awards — this is your opportunity to go behind the scenes of this series’s remarkable films.
The program will include: Charlie Tyrell’s “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes,” a 2018 Sundance Film Festival premiere; “I Am Bisha: The Rebel Puppeteers of Sudan” by Roopa Gogineni, on a satirical puppet show mocking an authoritarian ruler; “We Became Fragments,” by Luisa Conlon, Hanna Miller and Lacy Jane Roberts about a Syrian refugee coming of age in Winnipeg; “Dulce,” by Guille Isa and Angello Faccini, a perspective on climate change through the story of a young girl in a Colombian coastal village; a preview of Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee’s “Earthrise,” on the first image of Earth taken from space, in 1968, as recalled by the Apollo 8 astronauts; and “The Forger,” which uses shadow puppetry to tell the story of the secret past of Adolfo Kaminsky, a man who forged documents to help thousands of children flee the Nazis. Filmmakers will join us for the post-screening conversation.
Program runtime: 88 min.
Be sure to look into our current season of Short Attention Span Cinema, a selection of short films playing in select preshows ahead of our features. The current season is a selection of films from the New York Times Op-Docs 2018, running in select preshows through Nov 15.
Pictured: “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes” by Charlie Tyrell.