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Doc Fortnight 2020

February 05, 2020 – February 19, 2020

The Museum of Modern Art

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The Museum of Modern Art announces the full festival lineup for Doc Fortnight 2020, the 19th edition of its annual showcase of outstanding and innovative nonfiction film. This year’s festival, which runs from February 5 to 19, 2020, includes over 28 documentary features and short film pairings, 12 world premieres, 17 North American premieres, and 14 US premieres from 38 countries. Doc Fortnight 2020 presents new works by Michael Almereyda, Terence Nance, Denis Côté, Sky Hopinka, Lucretia Martel, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Ben Rivers, Lynne Sachs, Kazuhiro Soda, Roger Ross Williams, Maya Khoury and the Abounaddara Collective, and many others.


Doc Fortnight 2020 is organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator; with Stergios Dinopoulos, 12-Month Intern, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art. The accompanying sidebar Nonfiction+ is organized by Kathy Brew, Consulting Curator.

Generous funding for the exhibition is provided by The Lynn & Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Films.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Steven Tisch, with major contributions from Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.



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Aswang. 2019. Philippines/France/Norway/Qatar/Germany. Directed by Alyx Ayn Arumpac. Courtesy LevelK.

Crip Camp. 2019. USA. Directed by Nicole Newnham and James LeBrecht. Courtesy Netflix and Higher Ground Productions.

Delphine & Carole. 2019. France/Switzerland. Directed by Callisto McNulty. Courtesy MPM Film.

Fi al-thawra (During Revolution). 2018. Syria/Sweden. Directed by Maya Khoury. Courtesy the Abounaddara Collective.

Every Pulse of the Heart Is Work. 2019. USA/India/France. Directed by Paweł Wojtasik. Courtesy Paweł Wojtasik.

Felix in Wonderland. 2019. France/Germany. Directed by Marie Losier. Courtesy of Ecce Films.

I Am a Town. 2019. USA. Directed by Mischa Richter. Courtesy Mischa Richter.

La Mami. 2019. Mexico/Spain. Directed by Laura Herrero Garvin. Courtesy Dogwoof.

My Darling Supermarket. 2019. Brazil/Denmark. Directed by Tali Yankelevich. Courtesy Elo Company.

Overseas. 2019. France/Belgium. Directed by Sung-a Yoon. Courtesy Cat&Docs.

Raymond Pettibon: A Collection of Lines. 2019. USA. Directed by Spencer Leigh. Courtesy Isotope Films.

Reiwa Uprising. 2019. Japan. Directed by Kazuo Hara. Courtesy Fukyo Films.

Resonance. 2019. Germany/Israel. Directed by Itay Marom. Courtesy Ruth Films.

Shadow Flowers. 2019. South Korea. Directed by Seung-Jun Yi. Courtesy Taskovski Films.

Some Kind of Heaven. 2019. USA. Directed by Lance Oppenheim. Courtesy Los Angeles Media Fund.

Speak So I Can See You. 2019. Serbia/Croatia/Qatar. Directed by Marija Stojnić. Courtesy Square Eyes.

Aggie. 2020. USA. Directed by Catherine Gund. Courtesy Aubin Pictures.

Straight Flush. 2019. USA. Directed by 13BC. Courtesy of 13BC.

Sans frapper (That Which Does Not Kill). 2019. Belgium/France. Directed by Alexe Poukine. Courtesy Andana Films.

The Earth Is Blue as an Orange. 2020. Ukraine/Lithuania. Directed by Iryna Tsilyk. Courtesy Cat&Docs.

L’apprendistato (The Young Observant). 2019. Italy. Directed by Davide Maldi. Courtesy Slingshot Films.

Wilcox. 2019. Canada. Directed by Denis Côté. Courtesy Inspiratrice & Commandant.

Women Make Film: A New Road Movie through Cinema. 2018. Great Britain. Directed by Mark Cousins. Courtesy Cohen Media.

Arguments. 2019. France. Directed by Olivier Zabat. Courtesy Olivier Zabat.

Zero. 2019. Japan. Directed by Kazuhiro Soda. Courtesy Laboratory X.

Echo. 2019. Iceland/France/Switzerland. Directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson. Courtesy Jour2Fete.

Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You.  2019. Lesotho. Written and directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese. Courtesy Stray Dogs.

Sunless Shadows. 2019. Iran/Norway. Directed by Mehrdad Oskouei. Courtesy Dreamlab Films.

Film About a Father Who. 2020. USA. Directed by Lynne Sachs. Courtesy Lynne Sachs.


White Afro. 2019 Ghana/USA. Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu. Courtesy Obibini Pictures.

Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful. 2012. USA. Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu. Courtesy Obibini Pictures.

Me Broni Ba (My White Baby). 2009. Ghana. Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu. Courtesy Obibini Pictures.

Vever (for Barbara). 2019. Guatemala/USA. Directed by Deborah Stratman. Courtesy Deborah Stratman.

A Month of Single Frames (for Barbara Hammer). 2019. USA. Directed by Lynne Sachs. Courtesy Lynne Sachs

So Many Ideas Impossible To Do All. 2019. USA. Directed by Mark Street. Courtesy Mark Street