Thom Powers

DOC NYC artistic director

Thom Powers appears in the following:

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.


Remembering Jamal Khashoggi In 'The Dissident'

Friday, January 08, 2021

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


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


'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.


All-Remote DOC NYC Festival Starts Today

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

DOC NYC will start showing films online starting Wednesday.


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.”


'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.


'Totally Under Control' Analyzes the U.S. Response to Covid-19

Friday, October 16, 2020

"Totally Under Control” takes a sobering look at why Covid-19 had a more devastating impact in the United States than in other countries. 


A Journalist's 'Kingdom Of Silence'

Friday, October 02, 2020

“Kingdom of Silence” explores the life of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered by Saudi operatives on Oct. 2, 2018.


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.


DOC NYC Festival Celebrates Its 10th Year With A Full Docket Of Documentaries

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

A profile of a sex therapist, stories of students who must choose between tuition and food, and a film about Brooklyn's Arab community lead this year's festival.


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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DOC NYC Returns with a Fresh Slate of Films

Thursday, November 08, 2018

The annual documentary festival features films on acting in the #MeToo era, New York City's most fascinating characters and a long-forgotten Aretha Franklin concert.


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.