Announcing DCTV Presents Spring 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DCTV ANNOUNCES SPRING 2019 LINEUP OF
DCTV PRESENTS DOCUMENTARY
SCREENING + EVENT SERIES
May–June: Monday Nights at 7pm + New Matinees!
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

New York, NY (April 23, 2019) - Feel that Spring?! We’re announcing the latest season of our DCTV Presents screening and event series that champions nonfiction film. This season takes us in and around enclaves throughout the globe, exploring an array of communities, experiences, and varying forms of documentary film. We’re also thrilled to unveil a strand of matinees dedicated to families and seniors.

As tradition dictates, we kick off our season with a filmmaker mixer, this time with with our friends from POV, for DocuMixer: Hello Spring (May 6). Our series begins in Sierra Leone and Nigeria with Chivas DeVink’s The Poets (May 13), which follows two poets and lifelong friends as they explore what has shaped their art. It’s then back to New York City with The Washing Society (May 20). Documentarian Lynn Sachs and playwright Lizzie Olesker collaborate in mapping the endangered neighborhood laundromat at the intersection of history, underpaid work, and immigration. An interesting correspondence to consider with Chez Jolie Coiffure (June 17). Rosine Mbakam’s fly-on-the-wall documentary captures the day-to-day lives and concerns of West African women in a bustling Brussels salon.

We usher in June with our beloved DocuClub NY (June 3), sharing a work-in-progress of Judith Helfand's Love & Stuff, and then Aminatou Echard’s Jamilia (June 10). Premiering at the 2019 Berlinale, Jamilia is "an intimate yet ambitious documentary survey of Kyrgyz women" writes Mubi.

Spring 2019 will also see an expansion of DCTV Presents programming. Second Saturday Matinees for Families will feature classic documentaries to be enjoyed by children and parents alike. This season, family matinee films flock to us from France, and focus on the organic adventures above our heads and beneath our feet. We start with Jacques Perrin’s Oscar-nominated Winged Migration (May 11) that incredibly captures the stunning migratory patterns of birds. Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou’s 1996 favorite Microcosmos (June 8) provides a magnified peek into the lush landscapes of insects dutifully going about their business.

Third Thursday Matinees for Seniors are dedicated to those 62+ (but open to all), featuring documentary film with closed captioning and invigorating conversations. We’ll be bringing you Mark Cousins’ The Eyes of Orson Welles (May 16). Los Angeles Times has described it as “nimble, eccentric...a journey into the coursing visual mind of a voracious and revolutionary artist.” I Cannot Tell You How I Feel (June 20) explores the familial battleground as famed filmmaker (Su Friedrich) both assumes and documents the role of caretaker for her aging mother.

The spring season concludes with POV Shorts: A Taste of Season 2 (June 24). The filmmakers featured in the latest season of this seminal PBS documentary series join DCTV for a sneak peak of their work.

Each event includes a discussion with filmmakers or special guests, including Directors Chivas DeVinck, Rosine Mbakam, Lynne Sachs and Lizzie Olesker. Our matinees will also feature guest speakers from the National Audubon Society and the American Museum of Natural History. Avant-garde filmmaker and Queer Cinema pioneer Su Friedrich also joins to discuss her latest.

DCTV invites you to spend another season with nonfiction breaking the mold. This May thru June, DCTV Presents will take place our regular Monday nights at 7pm, plus third Thursdays and second Saturdays at 12pm. Enjoy select free events, ticketed events starting at $5, and Season Passes to see it all for only $25! See the lineup below, and click each event for more details.

DCTV Presents Spring 2019

Mixer
MON 5/6 7PM
DOCUMIXER: HELLO SPRING
co-presented with POV

Families
SAT 5/11 12PM
WINGED MIGRATION
Jacques Perrin / 2003 / 89 min
with parent filmmaker Jesse Epstein + Allison I. Villegas Roman, National Audubon Society

Screening
MON 5/13 7PM
THE POETS
Chivas DeVinck / 2018 / 99 min
with Director Chivas DeVinck

Seniors
THU 5/16 12PM
THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES
Mark Cousins / 2018 / 115 min
with author Foster Hirsch

Screening
MON 5/20 7PM
THE WASHING SOCIETY
Lizzie Olesker + Lynne Sachs / 2018 / 44 min
with Directors Lizzie Olesker + Lynne Sachs; Rosanna Aran, Laundry Workers Center; Zishun Ning, Chinese Staff & Workers’ Association

Work-In-Progress
MON 6/3 7PM
DOCUCLUB NY: LOVE & STUFF
Judith Helfand / WIP
with filmmakers. co-presented with IDA

Families
SAT 6/8 12PM
MICROCOSMOS
Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou / 1996 / 80 min
with Christine Johnson, American Museum of Natural History + NY Entomological Society

Screening
MON 6/10 7PM
JAMILIA
Aminatou Echard / 2018 / 84 min
with special guest TBA

Screening
MON 6/17 7PM
CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE
Rosine Mbakam / 2019 / 70 min
with Director Rosine Mbakam via live video chat

Seniors
THU 6/20 12PM
I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW I FEEL
Su Friedrich / 2018 / 42 min
with Director Su Friedrich

Screening
MON 6/24 7PM
POV SHORTS: A TASTE OF SEASON 2
The Changing Same  Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster / 2018 / 21 min
Reluctantly Queer  Akosua Adoma Owusu / 2016 / 8 min
Edgecombe  Crystal Kayiza / 2018 / 14 min
with filmmakers. co-presented with POV

Tickets and Season Passes are now on sale. Visit DCTVPresentsSpring2019.eventbrite.com.

About DCTV + DCTV Presents

DCTV has been a community of and for documentary filmmakers since 1972, providing programs and services for aspiring and established filmmakers, including hands-on workshops, versatile space rentals, and free youth media programs – all under the same roof as our award-winning documentary production house.

Our signature screening + event series, DCTV Presents, highlights and champions groundbreaking nonfiction film. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes and panel discussions led by renowned innovators in the industry, this series offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support, and embrace truly independent art. Each event includes a discussion with filmmakers or special guests, and time to engage with our community.

In addition to our regular weekly Monday nights, DCTV Presents has expanded to include third Thursday matinees for seniors and second Saturday matinees for families.

Welcome to this diverse and inclusive community. Our firehouse is your firehouse.

Press Contact

Rachel Baron | rachel@dctvny.org