The programming staff announced three more titles from the 21st Annual Sidewalk Film Festival line-up today, all documentaries, one from our Black Lens Spotlight Series and another from our Life + Liberty Spotlight Series.
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Director: Matt Wolf
Documentary / Black Lens
Film Website: https://recorderfilm.
Synopsis: Marion Stokes secretly recorded television 24 hours a day for 30 years from 1975 until her death in 2012. For Marion taping was a form of activism to seek the truth, and she believed that a comprehensive archive of the media would be invaluable for future generations. Her visionary and maddening project nearly tore her family apart, but now her 70,000 VHS tapes are being digitized and they’ll be searchable online.
Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Director: Mads Brügger
Documentary / Life & Liberty
Synopis: Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a crime far worse than killing the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Cold Case Hammarskjöld won the Directing Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Mike Wallace Is Here
Director: Avi Belkin
Synopsis: A look at the career of ’60 Minutes’ newsman, Mike Wallace.