Doc Talks – January 2021

This year, FLICC’s January Documentary Series is going virtual! Watch the docs at home on the streaming service of your choice, then tune into our Facebook and YouTube channel throughout the month for live film discussions, interactive Q&As, and special performances.

These four thought-provoking docs explore fascinating subjects in masterfully cinematic ways. Our free Doc Talk virtual events are the perfect complements to your viewing experience! You’ll get to hear from the perspectives of independent filmmakers and local public figures, experience unique performances, and have the opportunity to ask your own questions.

One doc will be highlighted per week. All four films are available to stream or rent.
Click the links below to find out more about each film and the virtual events!

Watch all the Doc Talks on YouTube

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January Documentary Series

More FLICC Documentary Recommendations

A Most Beautiful Thing

2020; 1 h 35 m; Not rated (has strong language and mature thematic material)
Filmmaker Mary Mazzio chronicles the first African American high-school rowing team from the West Side of Chicago.
Available to watch on Peacock and Amazon Prime and to rent on Google Play and YouTube.

Crip Camp

2020; 1 h 48 m; R for some language including sexual references
Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement.
Available to watch on Netflix.

My Octopus Teacher

2020; 1 h 30 m; G (features some violence in nature)
A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.
Available to watch on Netflix.

American Factory

2019; 1 h 55 m; TV-14 for language and smoking
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Available to watch on Netflix.

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