Last year, Doku.Arts reintroduced us to Harry Dean Stanton, Mark Cousins’ Story of Children and Film and Room 237 in the Overlook Hotel.
The meaty festival returns throughout this month to the Deutsches Historisches Museum’s handsome Zeughaus Kino (still, somehow, one of the city’s hidden gems) armed with a new batch of documentaries, each casting a curious eye over the arts.
The festival’s big-hitter is undoubtedly Martin Scorsese’s documentary on The New York Review of Books, A 50 Year Argument, but there are plenty more treasures to unearth this month on the Kupfergraben quay.
Enjoy a lifetime of quips and defiance with Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (photo); find fury and subversion in Belarus’ free theatre movement in the HBO-funded Dangerous Act and bulk it all up with studies on the ever-fascinating Susan Sontag, the post-war Hollywood maverick Sam Fuller, the surprisingly bright recesses of Michael Haneke and the unsurprisingly dark recesses of Ingmar Bergman: Regarding Susan Sontag, A Fuller Life, Michael H. Profession: Director and Trespassing Bergman respectively.
There’s plenty of meat on them bones; be sure to dig in. For dates and times, check www.doku-arts.de.
DOKU.ARTS, Sep 10-Oct 12 | Zeughaus Kino, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Unter den Linden 2, S-Bhf Hackescher Markt