Sundance 2019: U.S. Documentary Competition

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1. Always in Season (2019)

89 min | Documentary

6.8
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When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in rural North Carolina in 2014, his mother's search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a ... See full summary »

Director: Jacqueline Olive | Stars: William J. Barber II, Danny Glover

Votes: 19

2. American Factory (2019)

115 min | Documentary

7.3
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75 Metascore

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

Votes: 85

3. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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87 Metascore

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Joan Ann Archer, Janet Armstrong, Neil Armstrong

Votes: 4,906 | Gross: $8.81M

4. Bedlam (2019)

Documentary

7.8
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A psychiatrist makes rounds in ERs, jails, and homeless camps to tell the intimate stories behind one of the greatest social crises of our time. A personal and intense journey into the world of the seriously mentally ill.

Director: Kenneth Paul Rosenberg | Stars: Eddie Anderson, Patrisse Cullors

Votes: 12

5. David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Music

6.3
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86 Metascore

Meet David Crosby in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind.

Director: A.J. Eaton | Stars: David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, Henry Diltz, Graham Nash

Votes: 31

6. Hail Satan? (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary

6.8
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76 Metascore

A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

Director: Penny Lane | Stars: Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe, Sal De Ciccio

Votes: 648 | Gross: $0.42M

7. Jawline (2019)

99 min | Documentary

7.3
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The film follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.

Director: Liza Mandelup | Stars: Austyn Tester, Michael Weist

Votes: 18

8. Knock Down the House (2019)

PG | 86 min | Documentary

6.8
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80 Metascore

A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.

Director: Rachel Lears | Stars: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Joe Crowley, Paula Jean Swearengin

Votes: 4,990

9. Midnight Family (2019)

90 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

7.9
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85 Metascore

In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help.

Director: Luke Lorentzen

Votes: 111

10. Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary

7.3
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73 Metascore

A look at the career of '60 Minutes' newsman, Mike Wallace.

Director: Avi Belkin | Star: Mike Wallace

Votes: 39

11. Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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Moonlight Sonata is a deeply personal memoir about a deaf boy growing up, his deaf grandfather growing old, and Beethoven the year he was blindsided by deafness and wrote his iconic sonata.... See full summary »

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky

Votes: 7

12. One Child Nation (2019)

R | 85 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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92 Metascore

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang

Votes: 112

13. Pahokee (2019)

110 min | Documentary

7.7
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In a small agricultural town in the Florida Everglades, hopes for the future are concentrated on the youth. Four teens face heartbreak and celebrate in the rituals of an extraordinary senior year.

Directors: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas

Votes: 16

14. Taken by the Tiger (2019)

91 min | Documentary

7.0
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70 Metascore

Conservationists and local populations of India and Bhutan hope to double the wild tiger population by 2022.

Director: Ross Kauffman | Star: Pavel Fomenko

Votes: 29

15. The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019)

91 min | Documentary

8.0
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What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician - "The Amazing Johnathan" - becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.

Director: Benjamin Berman | Stars: The Amazing Johnathan, Anastasia Synn

Votes: 55

16. Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019)

PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary

5.9
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72 Metascore

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues - from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Roy M. Cohn, Roger Stone, Barbara Walters

Votes: 13




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