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Errol Morris Must: SundanceNow Doc Club Launches Thom Powers’ The Essentials

The SundanceNow Doc Club have given themselves a reboot and are inviting docu film lovers to renew their passion for the doc form and essentially, get acclimatized with a new site and awesome curated list of docu items. To kick off the new look and improved service, curator Thom Powers (programmer at TIFF, DOC NYC) put together a program called THE ESSENTIALS.

This month the list of seven includes Stop Making Sense, Sherman’s MarchLet’s Get Lost, Atomic Cafe, Brother’s Keeper, Hoop Dreams, and the seminal film in my own personal appreciation for the form (I was 14 when I caught the theatrical release of this) in Errol Morris’ 1988 game-changing groundbreakingly innovative The Thin Blue Line. Here’s an exclusive clip on Powers discussing the above mentioned titles — if you’re salivating to discover or rediscover these essentials – then head on over to the Doc Club.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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