Thom Powers

DOC NYC artistic director

Thom Powers appears in the following:

"Body Parts" explores how Hollywood treats sex

Friday, February 03, 2023

WNYC
"Body Parts" explores Hollywood's complicated history of filming nudity and sexuality. 

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New documentary "Roberta" profiles the soul singer

Friday, January 27, 2023

WNYC
"Roberta" chronicles how the singer of "Killing Me Softly" went from being a classically trained musician to a soul sensation.

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Performing for inmates at Angola Prison

Friday, January 20, 2023

WNYC
"Angola Do You Hear Us?" follows Liza Jessie Peterson as she performs her one woman show, "The Peculiar Patriot" at Louisiana's Angola Prison.

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Remembering Linsanity in "38 at the Garden"

Friday, January 13, 2023

WNYC
"38 at the Garden" looks back on Jeremy Lin's phenomenal scoring streak with the New York Knicks in 2012 and what it meant for Asian Americans.

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"Bad Axe" profiles a restaurant during COVID

Friday, January 06, 2023

WNYC
In "Bad Axe," filmmaker David Siev documents his immigrant family running their restaurant during the 2020 challenges of COVID and a racial reckoning.

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"Turn Every Page" Explores a Literary Relationship

Friday, December 30, 2022

WNYC
"Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb" looks at the relationship between Lyndon Johnson's biographer and his editor.

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Revisiting the Feminist Classic "Joyce at 34"

Friday, December 16, 2022

WNYC
Joyce Chopra, who made the ground-breaking 1972 personal documentary "Joyce at 34," has published a new memoir called "Lady Director."

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Pursuing the Green New Deal in "To the End"

Friday, December 09, 2022

WNYC
"To the End" follows young activists with the Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats as they join forces with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to push the Green New Deal.

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"Descendant" investigates the legacy of a slave ship

Friday, November 25, 2022

WNYC
"Descendant" explores the legacy of the last known slave ship that arrived in Mobile, Alabama in 1860. 

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Meet the elder Robert Downey in "Sr."

Friday, November 18, 2022

WNYC
Before there was Robert Downey Jr., there was his namesake father, an underground filmmaker, who's profiled in "Sr."

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Celebrating filmmaker Jonas Mekas at the DOC NYC festival

Friday, November 11, 2022

WNYC
"Fragments of Paradise" celebrates the life of Jonas Mekas, co-founder of New York's Anthology Film Archives, who left a lasting legacy on the New York film world.

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Remembering Sally Schmitt in "The Best Chef in the World"

Friday, November 04, 2022

WNYC
"The Best Chef in the World" profiles Sally Schmitt, founder of the legendary restaurant The French Laundry.

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"Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues" profiles the jazz great

Friday, October 28, 2022

WNYC
"Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues" explores the legendary trumpet player and singer in all his complexity.

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"An Act of Worship" listens to American Muslims

Friday, October 21, 2022

WNYC
Filmmaker Nausheen Dadabhoy interviews American Muslims from diverse backgrounds to create a mosaic of voices in "An Act of Worship."

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Pursuing major league dreams in "The Last Out"

Friday, October 14, 2022

WNYC
"The Last Out" follows several Cuban baseball players trying to emigrate to the United States to follow their major league dreams.

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Facing mortality in "Last Flight Home"

Friday, October 07, 2022

WNYC
In "Last Flight Home," director Ondi Timoner chronicles her entrepreneur father Eli, creator of Air Florida, in the final weeks of his life.

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European Jews fleeing to America in "The U.S. and the Holocaust"

Friday, September 30, 2022

WNYC
"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.

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Disney confronts Disney in "The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales"

Friday, September 23, 2022

WNYC
In "The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales," filmmaker Abigail Disney examines how the corporation built by her grandfather Roy and great uncle Walt treats its workers today.

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"Moonage Daydream" explores the artistry of David Bowie

Friday, September 16, 2022

WNYC
"Moonage Daydream" explores the artistry of David Bowie through his music, paintings, acting and interviews drawn from his private archives.

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"We Met in Virtual Reality" explores socializing by avatar

Friday, September 09, 2022

WNYC
"We Met in Virtual Reality" takes a unique approach to documentary by filming on the platform VR Chat and interviewing users through their avatars.

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