Screening Series and Private Reception for Filmmakers and the Documentary Community on Tap Partners include IFC Center and Stranger Than Fiction
NEW YORK, Sept. 2 — New York-based Entertainment Company Docurama Films has lined up a slate of activities to commemorate ten years of bringing the world great documentary films. The first and only home entertainment distribution label dedicated exclusively to championing documentary filmmakers, Docurama Films has spent the past decade unearthing and releasing the great classic docs of the last fifty years while scouring film festivals for new filmmakers who are taking the form to new heights. Today, after the release of more than 250 films, Docurama Films continues to find new audiences for groundbreaking documentaries that enlighten and entertain.
In celebration of this anniversary, Docurama Films, in partnership with Stranger Than Fiction and the IFC Center, will be screening nine of the classics from its library — as well as a hidden treasure of documentary filmmaking — over ten weeks. The kickoff begins on September 22nd at 8 p.m. at the IFC Center, with a one-time screening of the legendary documentary JANE (1962), a lost gem from the cinema verite movement about Jane Fonda’s Broadway debut. As a special Stranger Than Fiction event, the film will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Thom Powers with filmmakers Robert Drew, D.A. Pennebaker, and Hope Ryden. A private reception will follow for filmmakers and members of the documentary community to raise a glass to toast a decade of documentaries.
The series continues with eight films from the Docurama Films library spotlighted in IFC Center’s “Weekend Classics” program, with weekend matinee screenings October 2 – December 6, plus a special Stranger Than Fiction presentation of THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND on November 16, with filmmakers Sam Green and Bill Siegel and Weathermen founder Mark Rudd in person. Other films in the screening series include:
LOST BOYS OF SUDAN
THE ATOMIC CAFE
THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL
and BOB DYLAN: DONT LOOK BACK
Please visit ifccenter.com for details on tickets and showtimes.