An Evening with the New York Times’ Op-Docs 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

Event Films

Director Laura Nix and select additional filmmakers in-person at the screening.

Join us for an evening of short films with outsize impact, all from this season’s New York Times ’ Op-Docs project, followed by a conversation with the filmmakers and New York Times producers. 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 with some of this series’s remarkable films.

The Last Storm
Directed by Liam Saint-Pierre
The story of a man battling cancer and storm chasing. 20 min.

Tungrus
Directed by Rishi Chandna
A cautionary tale about the epic power struggle between humans and poultry. 13 min.

Stay Close
Directed by Luther Clement and Shuhan Fan
The underdog story of a fencer from Brooklyn who overcomes a gauntlet of hardships on the road to the Olympics. 19 min.

My American Surrogate
Directed by Leslie Tai
A Chinese agency in California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples who hire American surrogates to have their babies. 24 min.

Walk Run Cha-Cha
Directed by Laura Nix
Paul and Millie Cao lost their youth to the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Forty years later, they have become successful professionals in Southern California — and are rediscovering themselves on the dance floor. 21 min.

  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
  • Running Time 96 minutes
  • Director Liam Saint-Pierre, Rishi Chandna, Luther Clement, Shuhan Fan, Leslie Tai, Laura Nix

IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and DoesTheDogDie.com as well as through general internet searches.