IndieWire and International Documentary Association Partner for Annual Awards Season Screening Series

IndieWire | 9/5/2019 | Staff
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IndieWire is partnering with the International Documentary Association for its annual screenings series in Los Angeles. Now in its seventh year, the awards-season series expands to New York City with titles including “For Sama,” the Cannes favorite that chronicles a woman’s experience in war-torn Syria.

The series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Century City 15 IMAX theater with a screening of “Apollo 11,” Todd Douglas Miller’s film that uses archival footage to offer a fresh perspective of the suspense and excitement of the first spaceflight that landed humans on the Moon. It was released earlier this year by Neon.

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The series, most of which will be shown at the Landmark in West LA. through November, allows both members of the public and voting members of industry guilds and organizations a chance to see more than 20 of the 2019’s most acclaimed documentaries. Each screening is free, with priority seating offered to IDA and guild members.

“IndieWire is proud to be the editorial partner for the IDA screening series, for our seventh year,” said IndieWire editor in chief Dana Harris. “Documentaries have always been essential to our editorial coverage, and it’s exciting to see the growing influence and excitement around this form of storytelling.”

Selections - Blocks - Telluride - Tribeca - Award-winner

Selections include “17 Blocks,” the Telluride and Tribeca award-winner which uses two decades of one Washington, D.C. family’s home video to tell their story of struggles with addiction, gun violence, loss, love, and acceptance. The film is one of the first from the Sheila Nevins-led MTV...
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