An Evening with New York Times Op-Docs – Fall 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Event Films

Tuesday, November 6 at 6:30pm

Join us to view six short films with outsize impact. Afterward hear from several of the filmmakers. New York Times Op-Docs have been nominated for two Academy Awardsand won three Emmy Awards — this is your opportunity to go behind the scenes of this series’s remarkable films.

The program will include: Charlie Tyrell’s “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes,” a 2018 Sundance Film Festival premiere; “I Am Bisha: The Rebel Puppeteers of Sudan” by Roopa Gogineni, on a satirical puppet show mocking an authoritarian ruler; “We Became Fragments,” by Luisa Conlon, Hanna Miller and Lacy Jane Roberts about a Syrian refugee coming of age in Winnipeg; “Dulce,” by Guille Isa and Angello Faccini, a perspective on climate change through the story of a young girl in a Colombian coastal village; a preview of Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee’s “Earthrise,” on the first image of Earth taken from space, in 1968, as recalled by the Apollo 8 astronauts; and “The Forger,” which uses shadow puppetry to tell the story of the secret past of Adolfo Kaminsky, a man who forged documents to help thousands of children flee the Nazis. Filmmakers will join us for the post-screening conversation.

Program runtime: 88 min.

Be sure to look into our current season of Short Attention Span Cinema, a selection of short films playing in select preshows ahead of our features. The current season is a selection of films from the New York Times Op-Docs 2018, running in select preshows through Nov 15.

Pictured: “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes” by Charlie Tyrell.

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.