Stranger Than Fiction

STF: Winter 2010

STF: Winter 2010

Wednesday, December 2 - Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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The hit documentary series celebrates its 12th 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.


A Married Couple

A Married Couple

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Last June, the world lost the great documentary pioneer Allan King, renowned for a body of work spanning over 40 years. STF is proud to pay tribute to his career with a special screening of his breakthrough... more...



I’m Dangerous with Love

I’m Dangerous with Love

Wednesday, January 12 - Thursday, January 20, 2011
I'M DANGEROUS WITH LOVE is about addiction and rehabilitation, activism and shamanism. Dimitri Mugianis who starts out as the heavily addicted front man for the band Leisure Class ends his long drug and... more...



Which Way Home

Which Way Home

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, WHICH WAY HOME shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children... more...



Valentino: The Last Emperor

Valentino: The Last Emperor

Monday, January 11, 2010
First time director Matt Tyrnauer (who writes for Vanity Fair) was committed to telling this story in a classic cinema verite style. So he assembled a stellar team including the veteran editor... more...



Snowblind

Snowblind

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The Iditarod dogsled race is one of the most gruelling endurance tests in the world. The course stretches 1,850 kilometres through Alaska’s rugged terrain, spanning treacherous mountain ranges, frozen... more...



Running Fence

Running Fence

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Nominated for an Academy Award in 1978, RUNNING FENCE depicts the long struggle by the artists, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, to build a 24 mile fence of white fabric over the hills of California disappearing... more...



Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World

Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
China’s economic boom has caused transformative ripples across the world. Inside the country, the effects are even more pronounced, precipitating dramatic shifts of fortune and population. But for every... more...



A Night with Ross McElwee

A Night with Ross McElwee

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The director of Sherman's March shares two rare early works: CHARLEEN (1977) - 40 min- Anyone who’s seen Sherman's March or Time Indefinite will never forget the character... more...



The September Issue

The September Issue

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
STF is pleased to celebrate the winner of the Cinema Eye Audience Award and to welcome director R.J. Cutler and Vogue creative director Grace Coddington for this special screening. Description from... more...



The Cove

The Cove

Monday, February 8, 2010
STF is pleased to celebrate the Cinema Eye Honor winner for Best Feature, Cinematography and Production and to welcome director Louie Psihoyos. Description from the Sundance Film Festival: Flipper... more...



Startup.com

Startup.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Now that a decade has gone by since the heyday of the dot com bubble, when downtown New York was dubbed Silicon Alley, it’s hard to recall the dreams and excesses of that period. Thankfully, they were... more...



The Art of the Steal

The Art of the Steal

Friday, February 26 - Thursday, April 8, 2010
Pitched like the tensest detective story, THE ART OF THE STEAL examines the fate of an immensely valuable trove of art. With an unrivalled collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early Modern... more...



Food, Inc.

Food, Inc.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Q&A with director Robert Kenner Nominated for an Academy Award, Independent Spirit Award and winner of the Gotham Award for “Best Documentary.” From the Toronto International... more...



Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks

Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The filmmaker behind Crazy Love - winner of the Independent Spirit Award - delivers another classic New York story, ripped from the headlines of tabloids. In the 1990s, an epic rivalry arose... more...



A Healthy Baby Girl

A Healthy Baby Girl

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The debut work by the co-director of Blue Vinyl and Everything's Cool tells Helfand’s first person story of fighting cancer caused by drugs administered to her mother during pregnancy. In... more...



Best of the Orphan Film Symposium (Third Edition)

Best of the Orphan Film Symposium (Third Edition)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The term “orphan” film refers to footage with unknown origins uncovered by archivists. The films range from home movies to industrials to works that defy categorization. Every two years, NYU professor... more...



David Holtzman’s Diary

David Holtzman’s Diary

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
This landmark work blending fiction and reality made a deep impression on the 1970s generation of filmmakers. STF is pleased to show this rare big screen appearance, accompanied by a Q&A with the L.M.... more...





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