Werner Herzog’s death row documentary Into The Abyss, about two men who committed a triple homicide and the people who know them and their victims will open this year’s DOC NYC film festival on November 2. (Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams opened the inaugural festival last year.) There are over 50 documentaries on the slate, among them I Want My Name Back about ur-rappers the Sugarhill Gang’s battles with the music industry, Jonathan Demme’s film about a New Orleans resident I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful, Herzog’s condensed version of a the previously existing documentary Happy People: A Year in the Taiga about Siberian fur trappers, and a film about Charlotte Rampling’s career. Take a look at the rest of the fest’s early lineup.
The complete schedule can be found here.