Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney and Blair Foster’s latest feature-length documentary Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge will enjoy its world premiere at SFFILM’s third annual Doc Stories.
Doc Stories celebrates long- and short-form documentaries. The four-day event, which runs Nov. 2-5 at San Francisco’s Castro and Vogue Theatres, includes feature-length works, short films, new media presentations, critical conversations around key issues facing doc makers and episodic content.
Opening this year’s Doc Stories will be the first part of Gibney’s Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge (pictured). The 120-minute doc chronicles the 1967 origins and early growth of the seminal and controversial music magazine into a cultural and political pacesetter. The film, which is co-produced by indie Nevision Limited, Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions and Rolling Stone Productions, features testimonials from key contributors and archive footage make for a journey through major stories, musicians, and moments.
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge will later broadcast across HBO and Sky Arts.
This year’s wide-ranging program further showcases the U.S. premiere of Greg Baker’s The Final Year, Myles Kane and Josh Koury’s Voyuer, Josh Kohn’s Love Means Zero, Sonja Sohn’s Baltimore Rising and Rebecca Miller’s Arthur Miller: Writer.
Chris Smith’s Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, meanwhile, will close this year’s Doc Stories program.
Alongside the feature film selections, Doc Stories will offer multifaceted explorations of the different approaches to non-fiction storytelling in a new media context via the Ordinary Heroes: Documentary Shorts, the New York TimesOp-Docsprogram, and VRDay@ Doc Stories.
“We are delighted to once again feature the most interesting end-of-year documentaries in our special showcase for Bay Area audiences and local Academy members,” said SFFILM’s executive director Noah Cowan in a statement. “Doc Stories has become a key stepping stone in awards season and a conversation starter for people interested in nonfiction film in this region and beyond.”
For complete program information, visit SFFILM’s website.