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© 2017 by Megan Smith-Harris. All rights reserved.

New Perspectives

Documentary Series

For the past decade, the New Perspective Documentary Series has been programmed and moderated by filmmaker and speaker Megan Smith-Harris.

All documentaries curated for this series are timely, socially relevant, and thought-provoking. Megan shares insights about the evolution of each film as well as trivia and exclusive behind-the-scenes information during a Q&A immediately following screenings. Directors, producers, and editors frequently attend the Q&A in person or via SKYPE.

2018/2019

September

DIOR AND I

Directed by Vanessa Gould

October 

RIFF Trailer Extravaganza 

RIDGEFIELD INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

November 

POLIWOOD

Directed by Barry Levinson

January

JANE

Directed by Brett Morgen

March

FREE SOLO

Directed by Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

April 

THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ

Directed by Matthew Shoyshet

May

FROM SEED TO SEED

Directed by Katharina Stieffenhofer

2017/2018

 

September 

OBIT

Directed by Vanessa Gould

October 

THE BUDDY SYSTEM

Directed by Megan Smith-Harris

 

January

TICKILING GIANTS

Directed by Sara Taksler

February 

DISCO'D

Directed by Matthew Siretta

March 

I AM JANE DOE

Directed by Mary Mazzio

 

April

HOLY UNHOLY RIVER

Directed by Pete McBride and Jake Norton

 

May

THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY

Directed by Andrew Rossi

2016/17

September

WEINER

Directed by Josh Kriedman & Elyse Steinberg 

October 

DEAR ZACHARY

Directed by Kurt Kuenne 

 

November 

SUPER MENSCH

Directed by Mike Meyers

January

BACK ON BOARD

Directed by Cheryl Furjanic

 

February 

THE LOVING STORY

Directed by Nancy Buirski

 

March

WOMEN HE'S UNDRESSED

Directed by Gillian Armstrong

April

VERY SEMI-SERIOUS

Directed by Leah Wolchok

May 

BRIGHT LIGHTS

Directed by Alexis Bloom & Fisher Stevens

June

LIFE ANIMATED

Directed by Julie Goldman & Chris Clements

 

2015/16

September

ALL AMERICAN HIGH REVISITED 

Directed by Keva Rosenfeld

October

GOING CLEAR

Directed by Alex Gibney

November

GLEN CAMPBELL: I'LL BE ME 

Directed by James Keach

January

MISSING PEOPLE 

Directed by David Shapiro

February

MEET THE PATELS 

Directed by Geeta Patel & Ravi Patel

March

NICKY'S FAMILY 

Directed by Matej Minac

April

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO 

Directed by Alexandra Shiva

May

CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM 

Directed by Ilinca Calugareanu

June

ALL THINGS MUST PASS: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOWER RECORDS

Directed by Colin Hanks

 

 

2014/15

September – FINDING VIVIAN MAIER directed by John Maloof & Charlie Siskel

October – BLACKFISH directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite

November – TIM'S VERMEER directed by Teller

January –  A.K.A. DOC POMUS directed by William Hechter & Peter Miller

February – GET THE PICTURE directed by Cathy Pearson

March – ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME directed by Chiemi Karasawa

April – SPELLBOUND directed by Jeffrey Blitz

May – THE WAR ROOM directed by D.A. Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus

June – DIANA  VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Frederic Tcheng, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt

 

Bonus Screenings:

November – EVERY THREE SECONDS directed by Daniel Karslake

December – FED UP directed by Stephanie Soechtig

 

 

2013/14

September – THE IMPOSTER directed by Bart Layton

October – CHILD OF GIANTS directed by Tom Robelewski

November – STORIES WE TELL directed by Sarah Polley

December – SOUND & FURY directed by Josh Aronson

January – KOCH directed by Neal Barsky

February – PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE directed by Stephen Kesslar

March – THE ARMSTRONG LIE directed by Alex Gibney

April –TRASH DANCE directed by Andrew Garrison

May – SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN cirected by Malik Bendjellou

June – 20 FEET FROM STARDOM directed by Morgan Neville

 

2012/2013

September – BEING ELMO directed by Constance A. Marks

October –  BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK directed by Richard Press

November – CARIS' PEACE directed by Gaylen Ross

December – RESURRECT DEAD directed by Jon Foy

January – THUNDER SOUL directed by Mark Landsman

February – FIRST POSITION directed by Bess Kargman

March – PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES directed by Andrew Rossi

April – QUEEN OF VERSAILLES directed by Lauren Greenfield

May – UNDEFEATED directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin

June – ONE NIGHT STAND directed by Elisabeth Sperling & Trish Dalton

 

Special Event  Screening:

October - TRIAL BY FIRE: LIVES RE-FORGED directed by Megan Smith-Harris

 

 

2011/2012

September – THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE directed by R.J. Cutler

October – NURSERY UNIVERSITY directed by Marc H. Simon and Matthew Makar

November  – EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP directed by Banksy

December – CAPTURING THE FREIDMAN'S directed by Andrew Jarecki

January – GOOD HAIR directed by Jeff Stilson

February – LOST BOHEMIA directed by Josef Birdman Astor

March – WASTELAND directed by Lucy Walker

April – BUCK directed by Cindy Meehl

May – SYNC OR SWIM directed by Cheryl Furjanic

June – IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON  directed David Sington

 

 

2010/2011

August – THE SHARK IS STILL WORKING directed by Erik Hollander

September – AMERICAN TEEN directed by Nanette Burstein

October – ALI'S 65 edited by Jeff Reilly

November – AFGHAN STAR directed Havana Marking

December – TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS directed by Leanne Pooley

January – MY KID COULD PAINT THAT  directed by Amir Bar-Lev

February – PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI directed by Paul Saltzman

March – THE ORDER OF MYTHS directed by Margaret Brown

April – HERB AND DOROTHY directed by Megumi Saski

May – BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER directed by Chirstopher Bell

June – HEAR AND NOW directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky

July - JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern

 

 

2009/2010

October – FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO directed by Daniel Karslake

November – TROUBLE THE WATER directed by Tia Lessin

December – screening canceled due to weather

January – JUMP! directed by Helen Hood Scheer

March – FULL BATTLE RATTLE, directed by Tony Gerber & Jesse Moss

April – MAN ON WIRE, directed by James Marsh

May – SCHMATA: RAGS TO RICHES TO RAGS,  directed by Marc Levin

June – YOUNG AT HEART, directed by Stephen Walker & Sally George

 

 

 

 

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