Phil Keoghan‘s Le Ride and Sadie Katz’s The Bill Murray Experience are among the films slated to screen at the Palm Springs-based American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund, or AmDocs.
Opening the sixth annual festival, which runs March 31 to April 5, will be Keoghan’s Le Ride. The film documents The Amazing Race host as he embarks on the Tour de France route, taking on an average of 150 miles per day on a bicycle with no gears from 1928 in order to pay tribute to the first English-speaking cycling team – an underfunded and untested team from New Zealand and Australia – in 1928.
Enjoying world premieres at the California festival are Katz’s The Bill Murray Experience, which chronicles the actress as she embarks on a year-long quest to have a “magical experience” with seminal comedian Bill Murray; Seth Douglas’ closing night film Kaya from Jeopardy, featuring Kaya Blauvelt’s efforts to transform a lifetime of low-paying jobs by winning the game show she’s watched her entire life; and Bob Herbert’s Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class with Bob Herbert, which examines the difficulties African Americans have faced when establishing and maintaining a middle class standard of living.
AmDocs is part of the Palm Springs Cultural Center, a non-profit established in 2007 to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music and community festivals.
The entire line-up of films can be viewed by visiting the AmDocs website.