Stranger Than Fiction

STF Fall 2012

STF Fall 2012

Thursday, September 27 - Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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The hit documentary series celebrates its 21st season at IFC Center, boasting a lineup of sneak previews, tributes and rediscovered classics, with filmmakers in person for post-screening discussions. Organized by Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen. Filmmakers in person at all shows. See below for film details or visit STFdocs.com.


Brooklyn Castle

Brooklyn Castle

Thursday, September 27, 2012
STF Fall 2012 opening night -- director in person! Intermediate School 318 in Brooklyn, New York, is housed in a squat concrete building on a dingy inner-city block. The school’s... more...



Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Directors in person! Directed by Matthew Heineman and Academy Award-nominee Susan Froemke, ESCAPE FIRE looks at a U.S. healthcare system designed to profit on disease not health, reward... more...



Herb & Dorothy

Herb & Dorothy

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Director & subject in person! HERB & DOROTHY tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the... more...



Brothers on the Line

Brothers on the Line

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Director in person! This acclaimed documentary feature explores the extraordinary journey of the Reuther brothers – prolific labor statesman whose crusade for social justice, under... more...



The Atomic States of America

The Atomic States of America

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Directors in person! For New Yorkers living near nuclear reactors, this is a story that hits close to home. In 2010, the United States announced the first new nuclear power plant... more...



As Goes Janesville

As Goes Janesville

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Filmmakers in person! AS GOES JANESVILLE reports from ground zero of America’s recession-ridden heartland — the city of Janesville, Wisconsin. When bankrupt GM shuts down the community’s... more...



Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Director in person! Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA, Wild Man Blues, The Hamptons), three-time Emmy Award winner Bob Eisenhardt... more...



Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hills

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hills

Thursday, November 1, 2012
One of the most influential documentaries in recent years, the Sundance favorite PARADISE LOST is an emotionally raw, must-see crime doc from two of today’s most exciting filmmakers – Joe Berlinger... more...



Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No

Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Election Night Special! In 1982, Gore Vidal, one of America’s greatest writers, challenged the American political establishment, and Jerry Brown, in his campaign for the California United... more...



Walk Away Renee

Walk Away Renee

Friday, November 30 - Thursday, December 6, 2012
Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation) embarks on a road trip to move his mentally ill mother Renee across the country. As they encounter roadblocks in the present, their story flashes back to... more...





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