We’re big film fans and living in New York offers us many unique opportunities to see parts of the industry many others don’t. If you are also a film aficionado, especially of documentaries, you should check out DOC NYC, the largest documentary film festival in the United States.
To encourage you, NYC Dads Group is offering a discount on tickets to a few select movies.
DOC NYC showcases new achievements in documentary film along with panels and conversations featuring actors, movie makers and industry insiders. Most screenings feature a special guest in attendance who will participate in a Q&A following the film.
Based at the West Village’s IFC Center, Chelsea’s SVA Theater and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinema, the 10-day festival starts this year’s run Nov. 6 and features more than 300 films. The event, now in its 10th year, has been named one of the “top five coolest documentary film festivals in the world” by MovieMaker magazine.
Among the big draws this year will be:
- The opening night showing of Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band with Robertson, the legendary guitarist and songwriter, in attendance.
- Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator about the yoga founder who became part of a sexual abuse scandal.
- Lifetime achievement honors for directors Michael Apted and Martin Scorsese along with special screenings of a documentary by each.
Our members and friends will receive a $3 discount on tickets to any of the following films by using the code CITYDADDOCNYC19 at online checkout when purchasing tickets:
- Anbessa: This film focuses on a lonely, imaginative Ethiopian boy whose family is displaced by condo developments. The film probes the young boy’s interior world as he creates an alternative identity as a ferocious lion—the meaning of the film’s title—and learns to survive.
- Apollo 11: The story of man’s first trip to the moon in 1969, featuring never-before-seen NASA footage.
- The Biggest Little Farm: A filmmaker and his a culinary writer spouse leave city life to start their own farm on a stretch of depleted soil outside Los Angeles. A multiple award winner.
- The Elephant Queen: An extraordinary portrait of African elephants as a family matriarch leads her extended family on an epic journey in search of water. A sensitive story appeals to all ages with suspense, humor and hope.
- In My Blood It Runs: A 10-year-old Australian boy lives in two worlds. During the day he must speak English at school and conform to the modern world. Elsewhere, he is a vital member of a tribe as a respected healer and advocate for Aboriginal rights.
- My Dads, My Moms, and Me: Follows three families on a 12-year journey following the 2007 legalization of gay marriage in Canada. Explores the initial intricacies of adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting and then revisits the parents and their now-teenage children and the impact this monumental cultural shift has had on their lives.