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:
Friday, September 30, 2022
"The U.S. and the Holocaust" looks at the World War II era when many European Jews fleeing the Nazis were turned away by America.
Friday, September 02, 2022
The 3-part series "Victoria's Secret: Angels and Demons" explores the legacy of the company's leader Leslie Wexner and his close ties to Jeffrey Epstein.
Friday, August 05, 2022
"Mija" follows talent manager Doris Muñoz and singer Jacks Haupt as they navigate the highs and lows of the music business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Friday, March 26, 2021
“Tina” draws upon rare archives and new interviews to profile Tina Turner with a fresh perspective on her iconic story.
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.
Friday, January 22, 2021
“How It Feels to Be Free” profiles six Black women entertainers who broke barriers of racial discrimination.
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.
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.
Friday, October 09, 2020
Filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz travels the country exploring a broad spectrum of political perspectives for “The Latino Vote.”
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.
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.
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.
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.