The New Yorker Presents


Based on content from past editions of The New Yorker, this series brings us a unique viewing experience that combines documentaries, scripted narrative short films, comedy, poetry, animation, and cartoons. As with the pilot, new episodes bring the pages of the magazine to life, drawing upon its characteristic reportage, fiction, humor, poetry, and cartoons. The season will feature content from award-winning narrative directors and A-list talent from the worlds of film, television, art, and music, and it will debut provocative and insightful documentary films from America’s most acclaimed nonfiction filmmakers.

The Festival presents two episodes, featuring work by Sundance Film Festival alumni Alex Gibney, Steve James, Shari Springer Berman, Blair Foster, Ryan Miller, Robert Pulcini. Following the screening there will be a conversation and Q&A with filmmakers and creators.

YEAR 2016

SECTION Special Events


RUN TIME 68 min

COMPANY Amazon Studios



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Artist Bio

Alex Gibney

Filmmaker Alex Gibney won an Academy Award for Taxi to the Dark Side and was nominated for Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. His 2013 film Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God won three Emmy Awards and a Peabody. He also won an Emmy Award that year for The History of the Eagles. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and won three Emmy Awards.

Kahane Cooperman

Kahane Cooperman was a producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart since its 1996 debut. For her work, she has received eleven Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards. Cooperman’s career began at Maysles Films. She is the director/producer of the short documentary Joe's Violin, Cool Water, and Making Dazed, a film about Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused.

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