Summer movie season seems to start earlier and finish later every year. Blockbusters fill cinemas, often eclipsing smaller films. We’d like to introduce you to 6 documentary movies about New York you probably haven’t seen yet. Stories that span everything from comedy to tragedy and everything in between. Here are 6 brand-new films you are sure to love.
1. The Wolfpack (2015)
The Wolfpack follows the Angulo brothers who were locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and discovered about the outside world through the films that they watch. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed.
2. The Witness (2016)
On March 13, 1964, Kitty Genovese was attacked on a street in Kew Gardens, Queens and left to die. THE WITNESS follows the efforts of her brother, Bill, as he looks to uncover the truth buried beneath the story.
3. Very Semi-Serious (2015)
For a cartoonist, getting published in The New Yorker amounts to reaching the highest pinnacle in the art of being funny. Very Semi-Serious takes a look at The New Yorker’s venerable cartoon department.
4. The First Monday in May (2016)
The Met Ball is that rare event that manages to bring together the most illustrious figures in fashion, film, art, and music. This documentary gives a behind-the-scenes look at this ultra exclusive event.
5. Weiner (2016)
An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s 2013 mayoral campaign.
6. In Jackson Heights (2016)
“In Jackson Heights” explores immigrants’ experiences and the Queens neighborhood that they call home. It combines ethnic diversity with private gardens and still-affordable apartments.