Thom Powers

DOC NYC artistic director

Thom Powers appears in the following:

'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.


You Are What You Eat

Friday, June 15, 2018

Based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer, the documentary “Eating Animals” challenges us to think more carefully about what we eat and where it comes from.

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Who Was Fred Rogers?

Friday, June 08, 2018

The documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” profiles the Presbyterian minister-turned-children’s TV host Fred Rogers.


Inside the New York Times on Trump

Friday, June 01, 2018

The four-part Showtime series “The Fourth Estate” looks at the reporters and editors covering the Trump administration in its first year.


A Profile of André Leon Talley

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Gospel According to André profiles the highly quotable arbiter of taste from Vogue magazine and explores his journey as a rare black man in the predominantly white world of fashion.


Oscar Docs 2018: 'Faces Places'

Friday, March 02, 2018

Two French iconic artists travel their countryside honoring heroic people.


Jerry Garcia’s Frankenstein Creation

Friday, November 17, 2017

The documentary “Long Strange Trip” examines the history of the Grateful Dead, but it’s not just for deadheads.


What to See at DOC NYC

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Co-founder Thom Powers shares his picks from this year's crop of documentaries


Preserving Documentaries at IFC

Monday, March 30, 2015

Academy Award-winning director DA Pennebaker and DOC NYC artistic director Thom Powers explain why many classic documentary films are in danger.

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DOC NYC Does New York

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in America, premieres tomorrow. DOC NYC's Thom Powers and directors Ben Niles and Chris Moukarbel discuss the showcase of films this year.

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