Short Attention Span Cinema: Films from The New York Times’s Op-Docs

Friday, April 20 - Thursday, July 19, 2012

A 12-week series of short documentaries from The Times’s new video initiative, playing before our regular features. Begun in November 2011, The New York Times’s 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.


April 20-May 3 THE UMBRELLA MAN, dir. by Errol Morris

May 4-17 BIKE THIEF, dir. by Casey Neistat

May 18-24 AI WEIWEI: EVOLUTION OF A DISSIDENT, dir. Alison Klayman

May 25-31 GOOD NIGHT RYAN, dir. by Timothy Grucza

June 1-7 WAITING FOR HEALTH CARE, dir. Peter Nicks

June 8-14 DISMANTLING DETROIT, dir. Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady

June 15-21 MITT LIKES MUSIC, INCLUDING THIS, dir. The Gregory Brothers

June 22-28 THEY WILL SAY WE’RE NOT HERE, dir. Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall

June 29-July 5 HI, I’M A NUTRIA!, dir. Drew Christie

July 6-12 THE SCARS OF STOP-AND-FRISK, dir. Julie Dressner and Edwin Martinez

July 13-19 THE SILENT MAJORITY, dir. Penny Lane and Brian L. Frye

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.