Stream it: Unorthodocs trailers

Melissa Starker, Creative Content & PR Manager

Oct 19, 2020

A man with dark hair in a suit is seen from behind in the foreground; the man is looking out at a city skyline under a gray, cloudy sky

Unorthodocs is back for its fourth year October 23–30 in a virtual form with longer viewing windows for most films and a pay-what-you-can pricing structure, so you can explore the possibilities of creative nonfiction filmmaking from the comfort of your home and on your own schedule, without breaking the bank. And for most films, your ticket purchase will also include a new, exclusive interview with the filmmaker.

Starting with an electrifying presentation from filmmaker Nina Menkes about the relationship between sex and power in Hollywood as portrayed on film, this year's festival is focused on issues that are top of mind at this moment: protest, governing, corruption, climate change, and more. The trailers below provide a preview of what you can see. More details on this year's selections are available here.

Sex and Power: The Visual Language of Oppression, A Cinematic Talk by Nina Menkes

Screening one night only—Friday, October 23 at 7 PM.




Streaming October 24–25 with a conversation with filmmaker Alexander Nanau.



Nardjes A

Streaming October 25–30 with a conversation between filmmaker Karim Aïnouz and filmmaker/cinematographer Kirsten Johnson.



The Inheritance

Streaming October 26–30 with a conversation with filmmaker Ephraim Asili.



Landfall (clip)

Streaming October 27–30 with a conversation with filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo.



Mayor (clip)

Streaming October 28–30 with a conversation between filmmaker David Osit and Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson.




Streaming October 29–30 with a conversation between filmmaker Ashley O'Shay and Rooney Elmi, cofounder of No Evil Eye Microcinema (currently screening works in Free Space) and editor of SVLLY(WOOD) Magazine.


Top of page: Musa Hadid in David Osit's Mayor; image courtesy of the filmmaker

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