Thom Powers appears in the following:
'Hold Your Fire' Reexamines a Hostage Siege
Friday, November 12, 2021
"Hold Your Fire," premiering at the DOC NYC festival, looks at the longest hostage siege in NYPD history in 1973.
A Preview of DOC NYC
Tuesday, November 09, 2021
We're joined by Thom Powers, artistic director of DOC NYC, and Karen McMullen, the festival's lead programmer, to preview DOC NYC.
Lusia Harris in "Queen of Basketball"
Friday, November 05, 2021
"Queen of Basketball" profiles Lusia Harris, a star basketball player in the 1970s.
Friday, October 29, 2021
"Attica" tells the story of the largest prison uprising in U.S. history.
"Becoming Cousteau" Profiles the Undersea Explorer
Friday, October 22, 2021
"Becoming Cousteau" is a complex portrait of the explorer who helped the world fall in love with oceans.
"The Rescue" Covers a Dangerous Mission
Friday, October 08, 2021
"The Rescue" profiles the cave diving hobbyists who came from around the world to help save a Thai boys soccer team trapped underground.
"My Name is Pauli Murray" Profiles a Trailblazer
Friday, October 01, 2021
"My Name is Pauli Murray" profiles the multi-hyphenate activist, lawyer, poet and priest who had a non-binary gender identity and was a pioneer in civil rights and feminism.
In "Homeroom," Students Find Their Voices
Friday, September 24, 2021
"Homeroom" follows the senior class of Oakland High School through the tumultuous school year of 2019-2020.
Renouncing Conversion Therapy In "Pray Away"
Friday, September 17, 2021
"Pray Away" profiles several former leaders of the discredited movement that advocated to convert LGBTQ people to become straight.
"The Capote Tapes" Profiles the Iconic Writer
Friday, September 10, 2021
"The Capote Tapes" draws upon conversations with Truman Capote's friends and admirers to document his complex personality.
"In the Same Breath" Investigates Covid Misinformation
Friday, September 03, 2021
Award-winning filmmaker Nanfu Wang investigates how the Chinese and the United States governments tried to shape public perceptions of COVID-19 in her film "In the Same Breath."
Domino Artistry in "Lily Topples the World"
Friday, August 27, 2021
"Lily Topples the World" follows a 20-year-old domino artist known as Lily Hevesh through a pivotal year of her life.
In Search of "The Meaning of Hitler"
Friday, August 13, 2021
"The Meaning of Hitler" is a documentary essay enlisting writers such as Martin Amis and Francine Prose to make connections between the past and the present.
Breaking News in "Whirlybird"
Friday, August 06, 2021
"Whirlybird" profiles the married journalists who pioneered helicopter news coverage in Los Angeles.
Who Can You Trust in “Enemies of the State”?
Friday, July 30, 2021
"Enemies of the State" investigates the complex case of Matt DeHart, a hacker with the group Anonymous, who was arrested for child pornography.
Billy Tipton is "No Ordinary Man"
Friday, July 23, 2021
"No Ordinary Man" examines the life of jazz musician Billy Tipton, who became an inspiration to the transgender community after his death in 1989.
Creating a Dance with Bill T. Jones
Friday, July 16, 2021
"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.
Dick Gregory Combined Comedy and Politics
Friday, July 09, 2021
"The One and Only Dick Gregory" profiles the comedian who took America to task over civil rights, the Vietnam war and unhealthy diets.
Questlove Looks Back on the "Summer of Soul"
Friday, July 02, 2021
"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.
Kenny Scharf Brings Art to the Streets
Friday, June 25, 2021
"Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide" profiles the street artist who emerged in the 1980s alongside Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.