Documentary storytelling is flourishing like never before – encompassing reportage, memoir, history, humor and more. DOC NYC celebrates this cultural phenomenon and encourages its new directions.
Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams) explores the human consequences of a triple homicide in Texas. He interviews the victims' families and the convicted killers-including a 28-yead-old man on death row, eight days before his execution. Once again, Herzog turns ominous territory into an enlightening journey. After the film's debut at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, critics hailed it as "extraordinary" (New York Times) and "undeniably profound" (Variety). Herzog, who maintains a stong opposition to the death penalty, unveils layers of humanity, both cold and compassionate. Following the film, Herzog will take part in a live discussion.
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