16th Annual DocuWeeks

16th Annual DocuWeeks

Friday, August 3 - Thursday, August 23, 2012

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DocuWeeks™ presents some of the year’s best docs from around the world to audiences in Los Angeles and New York. By providing participants a one-week commercial theatrical run, DocuWeeks™ helps to qualify new documentaries for Academy Award® consideration. The showcase has qualified over 205 shorts and features, yielding 25 nominations and seven Oscar® winners. DocuWeeks™ 2012 will screen over 20 films.

See documentary.org for complete schedule, ticketing and member discounts.


Defiant Requiem

Defiant Requiem

Friday, August 3 - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 3 at 5:15 and Mon Aug 6 at 5:15! A memorial concert reawakens the story of an artistic uprising in the Nazi concentration camp, Terezin, where a chorus... more...



DocuWeeks 2012 Shorts Program 1

DocuWeeks 2012 Shorts Program 1

Friday, August 3 - Thursday, August 9, 2012
CUTTING LOOSE Directors/Producers: Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall, SDI Productions, 29 min. Scotland Hairdressers poised, scissors at the ready, clients in place. Cutting begins.... more...



La Source

La Source

Friday, August 3 - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 3 at 7:20, Sat Aug 4 at 2:25 and 9:25, and Sun Aug 5 at 4:35!
Narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda,...
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Love Free or Die

Love Free or Die

Friday, August 3 - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 3 at 9:40, Sat Aug 4 at 7:30, Sun Aug 5 at 5:15, and Wed Aug 8 at 5:15! LOVE FREE OR DIE is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict:... more...



Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story

Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story

Friday, August 3 - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Filmmakers in person Thur Aug 9 at 7:30! The PS22 Chorus from Staten Island became a YouTube sensation when their teacher started posting videos of them singing on his blog.  At their... more...



TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives Re-forged

TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives Re-forged

Friday, August 3 - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 3 at 4:55 and 9:25, Sat Aug 4 at 12:05 and 7:05, Sun Aug 5 at 2:15, Mon Aug 6 at 4:50 and 9:30, Tues Aug 7 at 12:05 and 7:05, Wed Aug 8 at 4:35 and 9:25, and Thur Aug... more...



Drought/Cuates de Australia

Drought/Cuates de Australia

Friday, August 10 - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Filmmakers in person Mon Aug 13 at 5:10, Tues Aug 14 at 7:25, and Wed Aug 15 at 9:45! Residents from the ejido (communal land) Los Cuates de Australia in Northeast Mexico perform every... more...



Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White

Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White

Friday, August 10 - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 10 at 7:25, Sat Aug 11 at 5:15, Sun Aug 12 at 9:40, Mon Aug 13 at 7:25! HOLY MAN: THE USA vs. DOUGLAS WHITE, narrated by Martin Sheen, is the story of Douglas... more...



The Magic Life

The Magic Life

Friday, August 10 - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 10 at 9:55, Sat Aug 11 at 7:50, and Sun Aug 12 at 5:25! Three aspiring individuals try to turn their passion into a career. Can they pull off the biggest... more...



Out of the Clear Blue Sky

Out of the Clear Blue Sky

Friday, August 10 - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 10 at 7:35, Sat Aug 11 at 5:25, Mon Aug 13 at 7:35, Tues Aug 14 at 5:25, and Thur Aug 16 at 7:35! On September 11, 2001, Cantor Fitzgerald became famous... more...



RICKY on LEACOCK

RICKY on LEACOCK

Friday, August 10 - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 10 at 5:25, Sat Aug 11 at 9:55, Sun Aug 12 at 7:30, & Mon Aug 13 at 5:25! The work (on and off screen) of legendary filmmaker, Richard Leacock, protege... more...



We Women Warriors (Tejiendo Sabiduría)

We Women Warriors (Tejiendo Sabiduría)

Friday, August 10 - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 10 at 9:45, Sat Aug 11 at 7:30, Sun Aug 12 at 5:15, Mon Aug 13 at 9:45, Tues Aug 14 at 5:15, Wed Aug 15 at 7:35, and Thur Aug 16 at 5:15! WE WOMEN WARRIORS... more...



The Anderson Monarchs

The Anderson Monarchs

Friday, August 17 - Thursday, August 23, 2012
THE ANDERSON MONARCHS is about a nationally competitive African-American girls soccer club competing, living, and thriving in an at-risk urban neighborhood in Philadelphia. Nominated in 2008 by Sports... more...



Digital Dharma: One Man’s Mission to Save a Culture

Digital Dharma: One Man’s Mission to Save a Culture

Friday, August 17 - Thursday, August 23, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 17 at 9:55, Sat Aug 18 at 5:25, Sun Aug 19 at 7:40 and Thur Aug 23 at 9:55! When ancient writings of Sanskrit and Tibetan texts vanish during the political... more...



DocuWeeks 2012 Shorts Program 2

DocuWeeks 2012 Shorts Program 2

Friday, August 17 - Thursday, August 23, 2012
THE A-WORD Director/Writer/Executive Producer: Lindsay Ellis, Producers: Kaveh Taherian, Clarinda Morales, University of Southern California, 27 min. USA In the fall of 2009, Lindsay... more...



Garden in the Sea (Jardín en el Mar)

Garden in the Sea (Jardín en el Mar)

Friday, August 17 - Thursday, August 23, 2012
Filmmakers in person Wed Aug 22 at 9:55 and Thurs Aug 23 at 8:15! GARDEN IN THE SEA is a documentary about art, landscape, and environment. Over a period of four years, the director... more...



Of Two Minds

Of Two Minds

Friday, August 17 - Thursday, August 23, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 17 at 5:25 and Sat Aug 18 at 7:35! Take your best day...and your darkest moment...and multiply by a million.  OF TWO MINDS, from the creative team behind... more...



Without A Net

Without A Net

Friday, August 17 - Thursday, August 23, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 17 at 8:10, Sat Aug 18 at 6:20, Sun Aug 19 at 9:55, Mon Aug 20 at 6:00, Tues Aug 21 at 8:10, Wed Aug 22 at 6:20, and Thur Aug 23 at 9:50!  Djeferson, Barbara,... more...



Words of Witness

Words of Witness

Friday, August 17 - Thursday, August 23, 2012
Filmmakers in person Fri Aug 17 at 7:45, Sat Aug 18 at 9:55, and Sun Aug 19 at 12:05 & 5:25! Every time 22-year-old Heba Afify heads out to cover the historical events shaping her... more...





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