Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Wed Dec 6 at 6:30 p.m. – purchase tickets

Launched in 2011, Op-Docs is The New York Times’s editorial department’s Emmy award-winning forum for short, opinionated documentary films, produced with wide creative latitude and a range of artistic styles, covering current affairs, contemporary life and historical subjects.

AWAY (Director Ruslan Fedotow) – 28 min

After war broke out in Ukraine, Andrei and Alisa, two teenage refugees from Kharkiv, fled to Budapest. In Hungary, they express their pain and grief through protest art and comfort each other in a new place, away from their families.

OASIS (Director Justine Martin) – 12 min

Twins Raphaël and Rémi see their bond begin to crumble as they enter their teenage years. Rémi is growing up faster than Raphaël, who has a developmental disability. But during one last summer together, time seems to stand still.

RAMBOY (Directors Matthias Joulaud and Lucien Roux) – 29 min
Achill is an island populated mainly by sheep. Cian, a young teenager, hopes to spend the summer holidays with his friends. But for Martin, his grandfather, it’s time to introduce him to farm work.

BACKFLIP (Director Nikita Diakur) – 12 min

Nikita Diakur tried to do a backflip, and injured himself. With A.I. and a six-core processor, his avatar learns to do a backflip instead.

NEIGHBOUR ABDI – (Director Douwe Dijkstra) – 29 min
How can you understand a violent past? A Somali-born furniture designer and support worker reenacts his life – marked by war and criminality – with the help of his neighbor, a filmmaker.

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 as well as through general internet searches.