Almost There to world premiere at DOC NYC

DOC NYC 2014 will host the world premiere of Aaron Wickenden and Dan Rybicky's Almost There.

The film is one of four Kartemquin documentaries showing on the opening weekend of the country’s largest documentary festival, held at New York's IFC Center, SVA theatre and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas from November 13-20, 2014. View the full line-up.

Almost There is a coming-of-(old)-age story about 83-year-old Peter Anton, an "outsider" artist living in isolated and crippling conditions whose world changes when two filmmakers discover his work and storied past. Shot over eight years, Almost There documents Anton's first major exhibition and how the controversy it generates forces him to leave his childhood home. Each layer revealed reflects on the intersections of social norms, elder care, and artistic expression. Both filmmakers will attend the film's screenings on Saturday November 15th at 6:45pm and on Monday, November 17th at 1pm. Wickenden will also give an editing master class on November 18th at 10:30am.

Joanna Rudnick's short documentary On Beauty was also announced today as an official selection of DOC NYC, following its world premiere screenings this October at Chicago International Film Festival and Hot Springs Documentary Festival. New York resident Rick Guidotti, the film's star, director Joanna Rudnick, and editor Liz Kaar will all attend the screening on Sunday November 16th at Noon.

Steve James' Life Itself will screen as part of DOC NYC's program highlighting the most acclaimed documentaries of the year. Steve will be present for the screenings on Saturday November 15th at 9:15pm and Sunday November 16th at 11am.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the film's release, Hoop Dreams returns to New York for a special DOC NYC screening on Sunday, November 16th at 1:30pm. Steve James will attend this screening.

Attending all screenings will also be Kartemquin's leadership, executive director Justine Nagan and artistic director Gordon Quinn. We hope to see you there!

Kartemquin at DOC NYC
On Beauty - New York premiere!
IFC Center

Almost There - World Premiere!
SAT NOV 15, 6:45 PM
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

Life Itself
SAT NOV 15, 9:15 PM
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

Life Itself
SUN NOV 16, 11 AM
SVA theatre

Hoop Dreams - 20th anniversary
SUN NOV 16, 1:30PM
IFC Center

Almost There
IFC Center

TUE NOV 18, 10:30AM
IFC Center

Also in New York in November!
The Homestretch will screen at the Maysles Cinema from Saturday, November 22nd through Wednesday, November 26th. Save the dates! Filmmakers Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly will attend multiple screenings.