Up until a few weeks ago, documentary film lovers could be found clustered at the Tribeca Film Festival, trying to soak in as many documentaries as possible during the brief festival window. Soon, though, non-fiction film buffs will find it much easier to take in a broad range of documentaries throughout the year.
The Downtown Community Television Center, or DCTV, a media arts non-profit that has been fostering film education and production since the late 1970s, has started construction on an all-documentary theater.
The 74-seat theater will be housed in a historic horse stable at the rear of DCTV’s headquarters, an eye-catching 1896 limestone firehouse on the edge of Chinatown at 92 Lafayette Street. When completed, it will be the city’s second theater devoted to documentary (the other, located in Harlem, is the Maysles Institute). Read More