Kickstarter Projects! In Real Life! We've said it before, and no doubt we'll say it again: we love seeing these thangs out in the wild.
Now running in NYC through September 1st and LA through September 8th, the International Documentary Association's 15th annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase features currently live Kickstarter projects The Mexican Suitcase and Dying to do Letterman. DocuWeeks seeks to raise awareness and appreciation for nonfiction film, providing the documentary community with education, resources, and an ever-expanding audience.
Both Kickstarter docs are raising funds to offset the costs of these theatrical runs. Playing NYC and LA commercial theaters can be incredibly costly but is in turn what affords a film the opportunity to qualify for an Oscar nomination. (Academy rules say you gotta play the big kid screens to qualify for the big kid noms.) If you're in NYC, both films screen at IFC Center this Friday, 8/26 with filmmakers in person! Get your tix now!
The Mexican Suitcase Filmmaker Trisha Ziff will appear at the following NYC screenings: Fri 8/26 at 5:25pm; Sat 8/27 at 7:35pm; Sun 8/28 at 9:50pm; and Mon 8/29 at 7:30pm. In person in LA: Fri 9/2 at 7:20pm, Sat 9/3 at 9:45pm
Dying to do Letterman filmmakers Joke Fincioen and Biago Messina will appear at the following NYC screenings: Fri 8/26 at 7:25pm; Sat 8/27 at 5:25pm; and Sun 8/28 at 9:45pm. In person in LA: Fri 9/2 at 9:45pm; Sat 9/3 at 5:20pm; Sun 9/4 at 7:30pm
Click here for a complete list of showtimes and tix. Happy doc-ing!