Pure Nonfiction: Winter 2020

Tuesday, February 11 - Friday, March 13, 2020

Due to the unexpected closure of the theater on March 14, in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Winter 2020 season of Pure Nonfiction ended with the screening of MOSSVILLE on March 10. The full season as originally announced is below.

Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center takes place on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm, showcasing documentary sneak previews and classics. Each screening has a Q&A with the filmmakers or other special guests. Hosts Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen are the co-founders of the DOC NYC festival and WNYC’s Documentary of the Week. Their IFC Center screening series was started in 2005 as Stranger Than Fiction. Renamed in 2019 as Pure Nonfiction (the title of Powers’ podcast), the series continues to be “a vital outpost for award-winning documentaries” (New York Times).

Tickets for Pure Nonfiction screenings are $18 for the general public and $15 for IFC Center Members. A Season Pass, good for all Winter 2020 films (Feb 11 – Mar 31) is available for $110 for general admission, and $90 for IFC Center Members, here.

Opening night’s film is Barbara Kopple’s DESERT ONE.

Series Films

Past Films