Announcing Summer ‘18 DCTV Presents


May 30th, 2018 | by Rachel Baron

DCTV announces the summer season of its signature DCTV Presents screening and event series. Featuring a breadth of exciting new documentaries to screen with the filmmakers and special guests, plus a software demo and mixer, there’s no stopping us this summer as we continue to prepare for the opening of our documentary cinema. The series will take place Monday nights this June and July.

Per tradition, we kick off the season with our beloved DocuClub work-in-progress strand with International Documentary Association. Marion Cunningham and Kent Bassett’s This Might Hurt (Jun 4) is an intimate verite film that follows three chronic pain patients who have spent years trying and failing to cure their illness through modern medicine. The work-in-progress screening will be followed by a feedback discussion moderated by Heidi Reinberg.

The following week, we present All That Passes By Through A Window That Doesn't Open (Jun 11). The tranquil documentary, which won the Visions du Reel Best First Film Award, hovers above the closed borders of Armenia and Azerbaijan as men labor on a new high-speed train line. In the landscape of a Western, the men at work are filmed in a suspended time frame, struggling with their economic needs and their dreams for a better future. Director Martin Dicicco will join for a post-screening Q&A.

We will then have several exciting collaborations later in June. First, we will be joined by Blackmagic Design for Blackmagic Resolve 15 (Jun 18). This after-hours demo event will feature the latest DaVinci Resolve 15, and include a happy hour plus hands-on time to test out this exciting new version of the free, innovative software that does so much more than color-correction. Then, we celebrate the recent launch of POV Shorts (June 25), a brand new broadcast initiative aimed at making POV and public broadcasting a premiere destination for short-form nonfiction storytelling, by screening a sneak peek of selected short docs with filmmakers Nathan Truesdell and Sierra Pettengill, and POV shorts and streaming producer Chloe Gbai.

Presenting the myriad of letters sent to the editor of Ms., America's first mainstream feminist magazine, Yours in Sisterhood weaves a collective portrait of feminist conversation now and forty years ago. Director Irene Lustztig will join for a post-screening Q&A via a live video chat.

As a summer treat, we are offering most of these screenings for free! See the lineup below with links to details for each event:

DCTV Presents Summer 2018:

6/4, 7pm: DocuClub NY: This Might Hurt
Feedback Discussion with Directors Marion Cunningham and Kent Bassett, and Editor Chris White, moderated by Heidi Reinberg • Co-presented with IDA

6/11, 7pm: All That Passes By Through A Window That Doesn’t Open
Q&A with Director Martin Dicicco

6/18, 6pm: Blackmagic Resolve 15
Co-presented with Blackmagic Design

6/25, 7pm: POV Shorts
Q&A with Directors Sierra Pettengill and Nathan Truesdell with POV Shorts & Streaming Producer Chloe Gbai • Co-presented with POV

7/16, 7pm: Yours In Sisterhood
Q&A with Director Irene Lustztig via a live video chat • Co-presented with Women Make Movies

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