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

Monday, November 18, 2019

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.

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.

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