Short Attention Span Cinema: The New York Times’ Op-Docs – Season 6

Friday, September 29 - Thursday, November 9, 2017

A series of short documentaries from Season 6 of The Times’ acclaimed video initiative, with a different short playing each week before our regular features. Begun in November 2011, The New York Times’ 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.

Inaugurated with IFC Center’s opening in 2005, the ongoing “Short Attention Span Cinema” series plays short films before the theater’s regular features, every day of the year. Past editions have spotlighted shorts from film festivals like Slamdance, Doxita, and the New York International Children’s Film Festival; work from The New York Times’ Op-Docs, The 78 Project, and UNICEF’s Oneminutesjr. initiatives; and films by Isabella Rossellini, Jay Rosenblatt, DA Pennebaker, Jeff Scher, Emily Hubley, Guy Maddin, James Nares, Jessica Oreck and others.


Fri Sep 29 – Thu Oct 5:  SHETLAND PONY GRAND NATIONAL (directed by Cabell Hopkins)

Fri Oct 6 – Thu Oct 12:  THE ARIA OF BABYFACE CAULIFLOWER BROWN (directed by Tim Grant)

Fri Oct 13 – Thu Oct 19: SOUL OF A SCRAPYARD (directed by Andrew David Watson and Mike Plunkett)

Fri Oct 20 – Thu Oct 26: A CONVERSATION WITH NATIVE AMERICANS ABOUT RACE (directed by Michèle Stephenson and Brian Young)

Fri Oct 27 – Thu Nov 2: LONG LIVE BENJAMIN – EPISODE 3 (directed by Jimm Lasser and Biff Butler)

Fri Nov 3 – Thu Nov 9: UNDUE BURDEN (directed by Gina Pollack)