Thom Powers

DOC NYC artistic director

Thom Powers appears in the following:

Who Can You Trust in “Enemies of the State”?

Friday, July 30, 2021

WNYC
"Enemies of the State" investigates the complex case of Matt DeHart, a hacker with the group Anonymous, who was arrested for child pornography. 

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Billy Tipton is "No Ordinary Man"

Friday, July 23, 2021

WNYC
"No Ordinary Man" examines the life of jazz musician Billy Tipton, who became an inspiration to the transgender community after his death in 1989.

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Creating a Dance with Bill T. Jones

Friday, July 16, 2021

WNYC
"Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters" follows a group of young dancers as they stage a new production of a work that debuted in response to the AIDS epidemic.

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Dick Gregory Combined Comedy and Politics

Friday, July 09, 2021

WNYC
"The One and Only Dick Gregory" profiles the comedian who took America to task over civil rights, the Vietnam war and unhealthy diets.

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Questlove Looks Back on the "Summer of Soul"

Friday, July 02, 2021

WNYC
"Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)" taps into a rich musical archive that went unseen for 50 years capturing the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.

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Kenny Scharf Brings Art to the Streets

Friday, June 25, 2021

WNYC
"Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide" profiles the street artist who emerged in the 1980s alongside Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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Getting Through Covid with "Couples Therapy"

Friday, June 11, 2021

WNYC
The Showtime series "Couples Therapy" follows three New York couples as they work through conflicts with the counseling of Dr. Orna Guralnik.

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Exploring African-American Cuisine in "High on the Hog"

Friday, June 04, 2021

WNYC
The Netflix series "High on the Hog" explores the wide-ranging influence of African-American food traditions. 

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"Two Gods" Profiles a Casket Maker in Newark

Friday, May 21, 2021

WNYC
"Two Gods" profiles a Black Muslim casket maker in Newark who seeks to amend for his own past troubles by caring for the dead and being a mentor to two young men.

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Understanding Opioids in "The Crime of the Century"

Friday, May 14, 2021

WNYC
The documentary The Crime of the Century studies how Purdue Pharma and other companies fostered an opioid epidemic.

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'The Boy From Medellin' Focuses on J Balvin Under Pressure

Friday, May 07, 2021

 “The Boy From Medellin” follows reggaeton superstar J Balvin as he prepares the biggest concert of his career against the backdrop of political turmoil in Colombia. 

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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. 

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Reimagining Criminal Justice in 'Philly DA'

Friday, April 23, 2021

The eight-part series “Philly D.A.” follows District Attorney Larry Krasner as he carries out an ambitious agenda to reduce incarceration in Philadelphia.

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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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