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2019 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 12 FILMS IN THE SECTION 'DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION'
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THE DOG DOC

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Cindy Meehl
  • Country: USA
Called a maverick, a miracle-worker, and a quack, Dr. Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose. Read More
Documentary
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FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Daniel Karslake
  • Country: USA
When the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality, the backlash by the religious right was swift, severe, and successful. Karslake’s documentary looks at four faith-based families with LGBTQ children caught in the crosshairs of sexuality, identity, and scripture. Read More
Documentary, LGBTQIA
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LEFTOVER WOMEN

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia
  • Country: Israel
In China, single women are under immense pressure to marry young or face the stigma that comes with being “leftover.” Through marriage markets, matchmakers, and government-sponsored dating festivals, Leftover Women follows three hopeful singles seeking to define love on their own terms. Read More
Documentary
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17 BLOCKS

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Davy Rothbart
  • Country: USA
Using two decades of intimate home video, 17 Blocks tells the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance Read More
Documentary
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OUR TIME MACHINE

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: S. Leo Chiang and Yang Sun
  • Country: China
Conceptual artist and puppeteer Maleonn begins work on an ambitious performance piece about time and memory. For collaboration, he turns to his father, a former Peking Opera director, who is beginning to lose his own memories. Read More
Documentary, Drama
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RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Matt Wolf
  • Country: USA
Beginning in the 1970s, Marion Stokes recorded an incredible 70,000 VHS tapes of unfiltered daily television. At the time, her compulsion raised eyebrows, but revisited through the lens of today’s media landscape, Stokes’ unusual life’s work becomes an extraordinary archive of television—and American—history. Read More
Documentary, Politics, Technology, Journalism
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REWIND

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Sasha Joseph Neulinger
  • Country: USA
Rewind is an unflinching personal narrative that reconstructs the unthinkable story of director Sasha Joseph Neulinger’s boyhood and bravely exposes the dynamics of abuse passed through generations. Read More
Documentary
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SCHEME BIRDS

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Ellen Fiske and Ellinor Hallin
  • Country: Scotland, Sweden
As her childhood turns into motherhood, teenage troublemaker Gemma comes of age in her fading Scottish steel town. But in a place where “you either get knocked up or locked up,” innocent games can easily turn into serious crime. Read More
Documentary
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SEAHORSE

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeanie Finlay
  • Country: UK
Director Jeanie Finlay charts a transgender man’s path to parenthood after he decides to carry his child himself. The pregnancy prompts an unexpected and profound reckoning with conventions of masculinity, self-definition and biology. Read More
Documentary, LGBTQIA
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