New York Film Festival Sets Spotlight On Documentary Lineup

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New York Film Festival Sets Spotlight On Documentary Lineup
The New York Film Festival on Wednesday unveiled the lineup for its Spotlight on Documentary section, which include films from Nick Broomfield, Lynn Novick, Nicholas Ma, Nanni Moretti, Tim Robbins and Michael Apted and subjects ranging from dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham to Roy Cohn and Oliver Sacks.

Apted’s 63 Up, the ninth entry in his long-running film series, is making its U.S. debut at the fest, which runs September 27-October 13 and opens with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.

The full lineup also features six world premieres and five U.S. premieres.

Here’s the full slate:

45 Seconds of Laughter

Dir. Tim Robbins, USA, 95m

U.S. Premiere

A selected group of inmates at the Calipatria State maximum-security facility have convened for a highly unlikely workshop. In prison they normally segregate themselves by gang or by race, but here they are all mixed together, sitting in a circle.
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