“Janis: Little Girl Blue” Is The Centerpiece Of DOC NYC, America’s Largest Documentary Film Festival


November 12, 2015 — DOC NYC 2015 will run from November 12 – 19, and will showcase many of the world’s greatest documentaries.

In its sixth year of existence, DOC NYC has become America’s largest documentary film festival. This year it will present more than 200 films and more than 100 events.  It has become one of the year’s essential film festivals.

“This cinematic bonanza covers everything new and noteworthy in the world of documentary filmmaking.”– The Huffington Post said of it, “This cinematic bonanza covers everything new and noteworthy in the world of documentary filmmaking.”

The Wall Street Journal agreed. “DOC NYC has become an essential summit for all kinds of documentary filmmaking.”

Basil Tsiokos, the Director of Programming for the festival (and programmer for the Sundance and Nantucket Film Festivals) has been watching and selecting film since the spring, when submissions were first opened. He recognizes that this festival has a tough audience — because it takes place in New York City. “You know the right kind of film when you see it, but you have to think, will this film work for a NYC audience?” he explains. “New York City is tough in the sense that there is a lot going on, there are so many festivals and cultural events, so to stand out you have to draw that audience in.”

Doc NYC will present the New York City premiere of the hotly anticipated  Janis: Little Girl Blue. Kevin Richie of Real Film stated,  “Amy Berg’s look at the life of rocker Janis Joplin, Janis: Little Girl Blue, is the centerpiece film.”

FilmRise is presenting Janis: Little Girl Blue at select theaters starting November 27.
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