Thom Powers

DOC NYC artistic director

Thom Powers appears in the following:

Getting Through Covid with "Couples Therapy"

Friday, June 11, 2021

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


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

Friday, June 04, 2021

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


"Two Gods" Profiles a Casket Maker in Newark

Friday, May 21, 2021

"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.


Understanding Opioids in "The Crime of the Century"

Friday, May 14, 2021

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


'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. 


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. 


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


Why Are Evangelicals Focused on Israel?

Friday, February 26, 2021

The documentary “’Til Kingdom Come” explores why American Evangelicals are preoccupied with Israel.


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. 


'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.


Secretaries Rise Up in '9to5: The Story of a Movement'

Friday, February 05, 2021

“9to5: The Story of a Movement” tells the history of the women’s labor movement that inspired the Hollywood comedy and Dolly Parton’s song.


'We Are the Brooklyn Saints' Focuses on Youth Football

Friday, January 29, 2021

The four-part series “We Are the Brooklyn Saints” looks at a grade school football team in East New York.


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.