In Chicago’s crowded film festival scene, DOC10 has quickly positioned itself as a can’t-miss weekend of fact-based filmmaking. By focusing on just a handful of the most anticipated documentaries of the year, there’s no chance of lackluster filler films in a schedule that screens each program just once. The 2018 edition, hosted then as it is again this year at the Davis Theater in Lincoln Square, featured films that would go on to box office success and critical acclaim, including Minding the Gap, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and RBG.
The festival’s fourth edition again promises to deliver on the high standards set by programmer Anthony Kaufman and presenting organization Chicago Media Project. In addition to traditional film screenings, be sure to explore what else is on the schedule, from the VR-RV where you’ll experience new, immersive cinema to several panels and conversations designed to complement the film program. A full list of special events is available online here. Tickets typically go fast for each screening, so if there’s something you’re particularly eager to see during the festival, don’t wait to snag your seats. A full list of films and ticket information is online here.
Third Coast Review was able to get an advanced look at the line-up; below is our take on what’s on offer as the festival kicks off on Thursday, April 11.