Thom Powers

DOC NYC artistic director

Thom Powers appears in the following:

Profiling Oliver Sacks

Friday, April 09, 2021

“Oliver Sacks: His Own Life” profiles the neurologist and best-selling author of “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.”

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The Rise and Fall of WeWork

Friday, April 02, 2021

“WeWork: or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn” dissects the company that soared on the charisma of its co-founder Adam Neumann until its bubble burst.

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Exploring the College Admissions Scandal in Operation Varsity Blues'

Friday, March 19, 2021

“Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal” tells the story of Rick Singer who helped rich parents use bribes to get their kids into elite schools.

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Remembering 'When We Were Kings' Director Leon Gast

Friday, March 12, 2021

Filmmaker Leon Gast died this week at age 84 leaving a rich legacy of work including his documentary “When We Were Kings” about Muhammad Ali in Africa.

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Why Are Evangelicals Focused on Israel?

Friday, February 26, 2021

The documentary “’Til Kingdom Come” explores why American Evangelicals are preoccupied with Israel.

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A Kenyan Journalist Turns to Politics in 'Softie'

Friday, February 19, 2021

"Softie" follows Kenyan journalist Boniface Mwangi and his wife Njeri as their family faces death threats when he runs for Parliament. 

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'Black Art' Explores a Hidden History

Friday, February 12, 2021

The new Sam Pollard film profiles a range of artists of different generations—from 90-year-old Faith Ringgold to President Obama’s portrait painter Kehinde Wiley.

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Secretaries Rise Up in '9to5: The Story of a Movement'

Friday, February 05, 2021

“9to5: The Story of a Movement” tells the history of the women’s labor movement that inspired the Hollywood comedy and Dolly Parton’s song.

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'We Are the Brooklyn Saints' Focuses on Youth Football

Friday, January 29, 2021

The four-part series “We Are the Brooklyn Saints” looks at a grade school football team in East New York.

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Uncovering a Bizarre Murder Plot in 'Assassins'

Friday, January 15, 2021

The documentary “Assassins” investigates the bizarre 2017 plot to murder Kim Jong-Nam, the half brother to North Korea’s Supreme Leader.

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Remembering Jamal Khashoggi In 'The Dissident'

Friday, January 08, 2021

“The Dissident” investigates the Saudi Arabian plan to murder journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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David Attenborough Delivers An Urgent Message

Friday, January 01, 2021

In “David Attenborough: A Life on our Planet,” the acclaimed nature documentary maker combines stunning visuals of wildlife with a passionate appeal for humans to rescue the planet.

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August Wilson’s Legacy in 'Giving Voice'

Friday, December 25, 2020

“Giving Voice” celebrates the legacy of August Wilson by looking at a competition of high school students performing his monologues on a Broadway stage.

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Seeking Resolution in '40 Years a Prisoner'

Friday, December 18, 2020

“40 Years a Prisoner” follows Mike Africa Jr. as he seeks to reunite with his parents imprisoned for the 1978 shootout between Philadelphia’s police and MOVE.

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'76 Days' Bears Witness to Wuhan

Friday, December 04, 2020

The documentary “76 Days” was filmed inside hospitals in Wuhan, China during the city's lockdown at the outbreak of Covid-19.

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Werner Herzog Explores Meteors In 'Fireball'

Friday, November 27, 2020

“Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds,” directed by Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, takes a global journey to study meteors from past and present.

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'MLK/FBI' Explores A History Of Spying

Friday, November 13, 2020

“MLK/FBI” returns us to a time when J. Edgar Hoover led a campaign of surveillance and harassment against Martin Luther King, Jr.

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All-Remote DOC NYC Festival Starts Today

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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DOC NYC will start showing films online starting Wednesday.

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Frederick Wiseman Looks At Boston In 'City Hall'

Friday, October 30, 2020

Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman continues his 50-year project of observing institutions with a look at Boston in “City Hall.”

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'Time' Documents a Family With Father In Prison

Friday, October 23, 2020

The documentary “Time” focuses on Fox Rich, an ex-convict turned successful entrepreneur, as she raises her family and struggles to get her husband Rob freed from prison.

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