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Catch the 13th Annual DOC NYC Festival Virtually

DOC NYC has wrapped up its 13th year of in-person screenings, but the virtual edition is running now through Sunday, November 27.

For just $125, you can buy an online film pass that will give you access to over 90 feature films and 100 shorts, easily streaming to anybody in the United States.

Don’t think you can make it through that many movies? No worries! Individual screenings are $12 or you can buy a 5-ticket pack for $45 and a 10-ticket pack for $80.

Last year, I opted for a 5-ticket pack, but this year I knew I had more time on my hands and went for the 10-ticket package myself.

What to Watch

Here are some of the highlights of my viewing over the last week that I recommend you check out:

  • Queen of the Deuce – Chelly Wilson’s life from being a young Jew escaping Greece before WWII to becoming a porn empresario in Times Square in the 1970s is chronicled in this highly entertaining film from Valerie Kontakos. (World Premiere)
  • Roberta – This one should surface on PBS next year, but if you’re looking for a terrific music doc, pick up a ticket now for this look into the career of Grammy-winning artist Roberta Flack. (World Premiere)
  • The ‘Vous – It’s somewhat fascinating that ‘The ‘Vous’ finished filming before COVID hit, because I think there is likely an interesting chapter or two to be added on here, but co-directors Jack Porter Lofton and Jeff Dailey spent years within the walls of legendary Memphis BBQ restaurant, The Rendezvous. They show us that for decades now, the staff has been just as big of a draw (if not larger) as the food.
  • Cirque du Soleil: Without a Net – We all know the old saying “the show must go on.” Dawn Porter (‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’) takes us behind the scenes at the Bellagio in as Vegas when the cast and crew of ‘O by Cirque du Soleil’ head back to work after 400+ days of a dormant production due to COVID-19 protocols. (World Premiere)
‘Cirque du Soleil: Without a Net’ chronicles the troupe’s post-pandemic return to Las Vegas (DOC NYC / MGM)

How to Watch

Once you’ve bought your individual DOC NYC tickets or sprung for a pass, there are several ways to watch. You can stream through Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Opera browswers on a computer or mobile device.

To watch on a television, you will need to download the DOC NYC app for Apple TV, Roku, AndroidTV, or Amazon Fire. You can also Chromecast or Airplay from the device of your choice or use an HDMI connection on a laptop to connect directly to your set. Check out their FAQ for more info.

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