The Sundance Selects stablemate’s new initiative is curated in association with documentary programmer Thom Powers and kicks off with an Errol Morris spotlight.
“I am very proud of the work I do in New York with Stranger Than Fiction as well as the documentary programming I assemble for the Toronto International Film Festival and DOC NYC,” Powers said. “I hope that the establishment of Doc Club means that audiences across the country who are hungrier than ever for documentary films can now share my passion for these great films.”
“This past year has been an incredible one for Sundance Selects especially with our documentary films,” Sundance Selects president Jonathan Sehring said. “Audiences across the country and beyond have proven that documentaries are alive and well.
“This new ‘Doc Club’ via SundanceNOW will cater directly to online fans of documentaries. I feel strongly that any way a person can discover a documentary film is a great thing. With Thom’s curated selections of beloved titles and hard-to-find gems, and his fascinating commentaries, lovers of documentaries will have a terrific new destination to explore.”
Morris’ The Thin Blue Line, Gates Of Heaven and Vernon, Florida as well as the obscure First Person series will be the first to go. Doc Club costs $3.99 a month for access to six-10 titles or $19.99 a year.
Upcoming selections include Black Power Mixtape, Brother’s Keeper, My Winnipeg and Touching The Void.