DOC NYC Selects Summer 2023

Tuesday, July 11 - Tuesday, August 8, 2023

DOC NYC Selects is an in-person, ongoing screening series, presented by DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, as an extension of its annual fall event. The Summer 2023 edition of the new series presents six films over five consecutive weeks, July 11 – August 8, at IFC Center with filmmakers in person for all shows.

DOC NYC Selects offers audiences a variety of advance premieres of highly anticipated documentary features and series, many of them screening in New York City for the first time, and include on-stage post-screening conversations with creators and subjects. The Summer 2023 edition of DOC NYC Selects is co-presented by Pure Nonfiction, the documentary podcast hosted by DOC NYC’s Director of Special Projects (and founding Artistic Director) Thom Powers.  

The summer series opens off on July 11 with PLAN C from DOC NYC alumna filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos. Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022, Tragos follows the already-crucial work of the grassroots organization Plan C, which provides knowledge of and access to abortion pills and has become that much more essential in the year since. 

Closing the summer edition of Selects on August 8 will be the 2023 Sundance Grand Jury (World Documentary) Award-winning THE ETERNAL MEMORY from Oscar-nominated Chilean filmmaker Maite Alberdi. The moving love story follows a Chilean couple in their autumn years as they face an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and the profound effect it has on their sense of individual and collective remembrance. 

Other highlights of the series include Pete Nicks’ STEPHEN CURRY: UNDERRATED,  the New York City premieres of Law Chen’s Slamdance-premiering STARRING JERRY AS HIMSELF, and Lina Lyte Piloplyte’s SXSW-premiering, PERIODICAL, and an encore screening of the DOC NYC 2022 US premiere, WHILE WE WATCHED.

Individual film tickets are available at the link below, or save with a Season Pass and see all 6 films for only $80 ($55 for IFC Center members).

Series Films

Past Films