The 2012 edition of DocuWeeks, sponsored by the International Documentary Association, will present seventeen feature films and eleven short films in both New York and Los Angeles, giving the films a qualifying run for Oscar and other awards consideration, and the public to catch some of the best documentary films of the years. Screening from August 3rd through the 23rd in New York at the IFC Center and August 10th through the 30th in Los Angeles at the Laemmle NoHo, the 16th annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase is presented with the support of lead sponsor HBO Documentary Films; contributing sponsors NBCUniversal Archives, Chainsaw, and WESTDOC; and media sponsors LA Weekly and the Village Voice.
Features appearing in this year’s DocuWeeks include: The Anderson Monarchs, Defiant Requiem, Digital Dharma: One Man’s Mission to Save a Culture, Drought, Garden in the Sea (Jardín en el Mar), Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White, La Source, Love Free or Die, The Magic Life, Of Two Minds, Once In a Lullaby: The PS 22 Chorus Documentary, Out of the Clear Blue Sky, RICKY on LEACOCK, TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives Re-Forged, We Women Warriors (Tejiendo Sabiduría), Without A Net, and Words of Witness. DocuWeeks will also present eleven documentary short films including: The A-Word, Beauty CULTure, Cutting Loose, Jimmy, Kings Point, Open Heart, The Perfect Fit, The Record Breaker, and POV’s StoryCorps Shorts: Facundo the Great, Eyes on the Stars, and Sundays at Rocco’s.
“With over 500 screenings during the month of August, DocuWeeks gives documentary fans on both coasts multiple opportunities to see a great lineup of short and feature length docs,” IDA Executive Director Michael Lumpkin stated in a prepared statement. “We are especially excited about the eleven amazing short documentaries playing in DocuWeeks this year, by far more than we have had before.” For more information and a complete schedule, visit: http://www.documentary.org/docuweeks2012