The program opens with Rachel Lears’ critically acclaimed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez documentary, Knock Down The House, and closes with the Emmy Award-winning story of Director John Chester’s attempt to build a sustainable-farm, The Biggest Little Farm.
In between, nearly a dozen films cover topics ranging from an “experiential piece of eco-horror” (Anthropocene: The Human Epoch) to an “eye-opening ride” with a family that runs a private ambulance service in Mexico City (Midnight Family).
And, of course, there’s Penny Lane’s hilarious Hail Satan, about a “five-year-old rabble-rousing organization that’s more like a gang of political pranksters than devil-worshipping cultists.”Read More
Now in its fourth year, the Doc10 film festival is proud to announce their official 2019 film slate. Presented by Chicago Media Project, Doc10 will open with the critically acclaimed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez documentary “Knock Down the House” and close with Emmy Award-winning director John Chester’s “The Biggest Little Farm.” In celebration of the highly curated event, filmmakers from this year’s ten best documentaries will be descending on Chicago for screenings and Q&A’s. Doc10 will also showcase VR content, industry panels, and creative workshops, and takes place from April 11 – 14, 2019 in Chicago, IL.
Winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, “Knock Down the House” follows progressive activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other insurgent female candidates running for Congress in 2018. Setting their sights on making a difference, the film chronicles these women as they fight for the issues they are most passionate about and shake up the establishment in the process. Winner of Audience Awards at the Hamptons and AFI Film Festivals, “The Biggest Little Farm,” directed by John Chester, chronicles the journey of the director and his wife in their mission to build one of the most diverse and sustainable farms of its kind.
“From farms and factories to house seats and border walls, Doc10 continues to tell not only captivating stories, but also pivotal ones,” said Paula Froehle and Steve Cohen, Co-Founders of Doc10 in an official statement. “This continues to be a knock out year for brilliant documentaries and we are proud to be able to curate 10 of the best docs for Chicago audiences.”