|DocuWeeks at IFC Center
Trial By Fire: Lives Re-Forged, Aug. 3-9 With Discount
The International Documentary Association, IDA, is pleased to offer discounted tickets at the IDA Member rate of $8 to screenings of Trial By Fire: Lives Re-Forged, by NYWIFT member Megan Smith-Harris, during its DocuWeeks run August 3-9. The film will be shown twice daily at the IFC Center (323 Avenue of the Americas).
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Trial By Fire celebrates the journeys of burn survivors who rise above their injuries to discover unexpected insights and a transformed worldview. The film, which features US veteran and popular celebrity J.R. Martinez (All My Children, Dancing With the Stars), was directed and produced by Smith-Harris and executive produced by her husband, Bill Harris. IDA selected the film from among a handful of "outstanding new documentaries from around the world" for theatrical screenings this summer, which will allow it to qualify for consideration for the Oscars.
The Arab Spring as seen through the eyes of a young female Egyptian journalist. The mass exodus from a Northeastern Mexican village in search of water during the annual drought. A once-in-a-lifetime journey to the Academy Awards for one extraordinary 5th grade choir. These are just some of the outstanding stories that will be presented in the International Documentary Association's 16th Annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase. Running from August 3-23 in New York at the IFC Center and August 10-30 at the Laemmle Noho 7 (North Hollywood), DocuWeeks presents 17 feature films and a shorts program from 19 different countries in theatrical runs, giving movie-lovers a chance to catch some of the best documentary films of the year. Schedule and tickets here.
Since its premiere in 1997 DocuWeeks has qualified over 205 short and feature-length films for Oscar consideration and yielded 25 nominations with 7 winning the Oscar. Documentaries presented in past DocuWeeks programs include Oscar winners Smile Pinki (2008), Taxi To The Dark Side (2007) and The Blood of Yingzhou District (2006), as well as Oscar Nominees Hell and Back Again (2011), The Barber of Birmingham (2011), Wasteland (2010), Sun Come Up (2010) Killing in the Name (2010), Rabbit à la Berlin (2009),The Betrayal (2008), War/Dance (2007), Salim Baba (2007) and Sari’s Mother (2007).
The 16th Annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase is presented by the International Documentary Association with the support of lead sponsor HBO Documentary Films; contributing sponsors NBCUniversal Archives, Chainsaw, and WESTDOC; and media sponsors LA Weekly and Village Voice.
The International Documentary Association (IDA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1982 to support documentary filmmaking worldwide. At IDA, we believe that the power and artistry of the documentary are vital to cultures and societies globally, and we exist to serve the needs of those who create this art form. Our mission is to provide community, education, specific support services, opportunities and related resources to our clients, the documentary filmmakers.
Last updated: Jul. 29, 2012