Two DCTV Productions to Screen at DOC NYC


by Rachel Baron | October 27th, 2017

Our production team has been hard at work and this fall we're ready to share two brand new documentaries! First, there's Co-Executive Director Jon Alpert’s Cuba and the Cameraman – a chronicle of 40 years of change in Cuba shot first-hand by Alpert. The feature doc premiered at the Venice Film Festival this September, where it was met with a standing ovation, and will stream on Netflix later this year. Then there is Producer/Director Matt O’Neill’s 15 – A Quinceañera Story, which tells the story of Zoey, a young Mexican-American celebrating her 15th birthday. Zoey was assigned a male gender at birth, but identifies as female and this celebration has special significance for her trans madrinas (godmothers). Set to air on HBO later this year, the short doc has screened at Hamptons International Film Festival and the TransNation Festival in LA.

The two DCTV films will finally join forces this November at DOC NYC, an eight-day documentary film festival in our hometown from November 9-16. A Quinceañera Story will screen as part of SHORTS: THE FUTURE IS FEMININE. See details below:

Said Matt O'Neill: "We consider DCTV New York City's hometown documentary center. That we have two films at our hometown's documentary festival makes us so proud as filmmakers and New Yorkers. We can't wait to share our work with New York City."

We are also thrilled to be joined at DOC NYC by our DocuClub alum Island Soldier for its NYC Premiere! Island Soldier reveals the disproportionate number of soldiers recruited from the beautiful, remote islands of Micronesia and the communities they leave behind. Directed by Nathan Fitch. Details below:

Check out the full lineup and get your tickets.