SocDoc Doc U Showcase! - Fri Nov 9, 2018, 5:00 PM | IFC Center
SVA SocDoc’s annual showcase of student works includes: BIRD (USA, 9 min., Kate Fisher) profiles a Brooklyn, New York native who has found companionship since childhood in an unlikely creature. Sagacious Guyana-born BOB MAN (USA, 8 min., Olivia Garzon), spend his days making African Crowns as the fastest crocheter in Prospect Park. A father and his overseas daughter have video call conversations about death and beyond in THE CALLING (USA, 9 min., Padcha Ithijarukul). In DRESSED TO FIGHT (USA, 7 min., Naijie Wang), a Chinese law school student in Harlem combats sexism and cyberbullying by making videos about diversity in fashion and beauty. IN THE RIGHT FRAME OF MIND (USA, 8 min., Veronique Engel) profiles the framemakers of Quebracho in Bushwick, who work with the best museums worldwide to marry a painting and its frame. In New York City’s Chinatown, an old Chinese immigrant practices the age-old art of hand-pulling noodles in NOODLE SOUL (USA, 5 min., Hong Shanjia). ON TRACK (USA, 8 min., Yunhong Pu) provides a tour of Bruce Zaccagnino’s obsession—Northlandz, the world’s biggest model railroad.
A LITTLE WISDOM - an intimately observed portrait of orphaned monks living in an isolated monastery in Lumbini, Nepal.
Sat Nov 10, 2018, 4:30 PM | IFC Center
Yuqi Kang (class of 2017) Directed, Produced, Edited and DP’d the film. Her crew includes DP and co-producer Amitabh Joshi (class of 2014; faculty); DP Paola Ochoa (2015); faculty Maro Chermayeff (Producer), Alan Berliner (story consultant), and Donna Shepherd (editing consultant). Little Wisdom is Yuqi's thesis film.
GRIT - which sees the evolution of a young activist fighting for reparations 10 years after an industrial accident in Indonesia.
Sun Nov 11, 2018, 5:15 PM | Cinepolis Chelsea
Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:45 PM | IFC Center
Sasha Friedlander (Class of 2011) directs and edits the film, which is co-directed by Oscar-winner Cynthia Wade. Axel Baumann (faculty) and Bao Nguyen (2011) are cinematographers for the film.
ELEPHANT PATH/NJAIA NJOKU - In the forests of the Central African Republic, one of the last wild herds of elephants struggles for survival.
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 5:30 PM | Cinepolis Chelsea
Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:30 PM | IFC Center
Todd McGrain (Class of 2014) directs, produces, edits; Natalie Ruiz Tofano (2014) produces; Victor Ilyuhkin (2014) co-produces; Sarah Khaki (2012) edits
CRIME + PUNISHMENT - Directed by Stephen Maing; David Osit (Class of 2011) is consulting editor
HARVEST SEASON - directed by former SocDoc faculty Bernardo Ruiz, associate produced by Andrea Cordoba (class of 2018)
LADY PARTS JUSTICE IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER - directed by Ruth Leitman; Jenni Morello (Class of 2011) is cinematographer.
STILL PLAYS WITH TRAINS - directed by Ross Kaufman (faculty)
TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME - sound by Mark Mandler (faculty)
JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS - additional sound by Mark Mandler
And, our faculty are lending their expertise to many DOC NYC PRO panels --
Series Focus: Develop Your Series - Nov. 9, 10:45am - with Maro Chermayeff (Department Chair)
Discovery Showcase: Taken By the Tiger - Nov. 10, 10:45am - featuring director Ross Kauffman (faculty)
Mastering Your Craft: Cinematography “Make Your Interviews Pop” - Nov 11 - 2:00PM-3:10PM w/ cinematographer Tom Hurwitz, ASC (faculty) .Tom's new film is also participating in the Only In NY meetings.
Make Your Career: Jumpstarting Sustainability - Nov. 15, 10:30am - with producer Beth Levison (faculty)
PLUS - alumni participate in the Pitch Perfect day talking up their works in progress: Erik Spink & Amitabh Joshi (alumni & faculty) with HART ISLAND, Chelsi Bullard (2017) with her thesis KIDS CAN SPIT.