Raphaela Neihausen

Raphaela Neihausen and Thom Powers are the creators of the Pure Nonfiction podcast directors of DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, which takes place in November. On Tuesday nights, they host the screening series Stranger Than Fiction at IFC Center, presenting documentaries with the filmmakers in person. Powers also curates for the digital streaming platform SundanceNOW Doc Club and for the Toronto International Film Festival.

Follow them on Twitter at @thompowers and @raphaellochka.

Raphaela Neihausen appears in the following:

Former South Bronx Gang Member is profiled in "La Madrina"

Friday, April 15, 2022

"La Madrina: The [Savage] Life of Lorine Padilla" profiles a member of the South Bronx gang the Savage Skulls who became a community activist.

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Remembering "The Automat"

Friday, February 25, 2022

"The Automat" tells a lively history of the restaurant chain Horn & Hardart through the memories of famous customers like Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Colin Powell.


"Cheer" Returns for Season Two

Friday, January 21, 2022

The Netflix phenomenon "Cheer" returns for a second season following the college cheerleading squad Navarro as they compete against rival Trinity Valley for a national championship.


Domino Artistry in "Lily Topples the World"

Friday, August 27, 2021

"Lily Topples the World" follows a 20-year-old domino artist known as  Lily Hevesh through a pivotal year of her life.


Rita Moreno Confronts Her History

Friday, June 18, 2021

"Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It" profiles the trail-blazing Puerto Rican artist whose wide-ranging work includes "West Side Story," "The Electric Company" and "Oz."


A Migrant And An ICE Agent In "Five Years North"

Friday, May 28, 2021

"Five Years North" profiles two figures on the opposite sides of immigration struggles in New York City: an undocumented teenage migrant and an ICE agent.


Mother and Son Take a Bucket List Journey in 'Duty Free'

Friday, April 30, 2021

In “Duty Free,” filmmaker Sian-Pierre Regis takes his mom on a bucket list journey after she loses her job at age 75. 


'Tina' Captures the Singer’s Power and Vulnerability

Friday, March 26, 2021

“Tina” draws upon rare archives and new interviews to profile Tina Turner with a fresh perspective on her iconic story. 


'Made You Look' Tells a Twisting Tale of Art Forgery

Friday, March 05, 2021

“Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art” tells the story of the New York gallery that sold over 60 forgeries attributed to art superstars such as Rothko, Pollock, and Motherwell.


Breaking Barriers In 'How It Feels To Be Free'

Friday, January 22, 2021

“How It Feels to Be Free” profiles six Black women entertainers who broke barriers of racial discrimination.


Essential Workers In 'Through The Night'

Friday, December 11, 2020

“Through the Night” pays tribute to working mothers by looking at a 24-hour child care facility run by Deloris “Nunu” Hogan and and her husband Patrick in New Rochelle, NY.


The Origins Of A Climate Activist In 'I Am Greta'

Friday, November 20, 2020

“I Am Greta” follows teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg over the year she rose from obscurity to becoming the voice of a generation.


In Search of 'The Latino Vote'

Friday, October 09, 2020

Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz travels the country exploring a broad spectrum of political perspectives for “The Latino Vote.”


Rewriting Film History With “Women Make Film”

Friday, September 25, 2020

This 14-part documentary series, narrated by Tilda Swinton and others, showcases the immense contribution of women filmmakers from around the globe. 


To Catch A Thief In “Love Fraud”

Friday, September 18, 2020

In the Showtime series “Love Fraud,” filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady conduct an investigation into a con man who has romanced women and stolen their money for 20 years.


In The Documentary 'The Social Dilemma,' Social Media Is Out Of Control

Friday, September 11, 2020

In “The Social Dilemma” the harshest critique of social media comes from its former creators at Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies.


Marie Colvin’s Final Assignment

Friday, November 16, 2018

“Under the Wire” tells the story of journalist Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy covering a deadly siege in the Syrian city of Homs.

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Solving the Mystery of a Stolen Film

Friday, October 26, 2018

In the Netflix documentary “Shirkers,” filmmaker Sandi Tan goes in search of a film she made in Singapore 25 years ago that was stolen by her collaborator.


Who's Funding Our Politicians?

Friday, July 13, 2018

The documentary “Dark Money” looks at how mysterious sources of campaign financing corrupts the political process.


A Profile of André Leon Talley

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Gospel According to André profiles the highly quotable arbiter of taste from Vogue magazine and explores his journey as a rare black man in the predominantly white world of fashion.