Each month, SundanceNow (not directly related to the Sundance Film Festival) takes to the internet and curates new documentary series looking directly at one singular topic. And May is no different.
Now firmly into the fifth month of 2013, Thom Powers has been tapped by the group to curate a new series, entitled “Spin The Globe.” Looking at directors from all over the world, the series is described as allowing the viewer to “tour the world with these globe-trotting filmmakers,” and has one crown jewel to start off the mini-festival.
Jennifer Fox leads the series with a six part documentary entitled Flying: Confessions Of A Free Woman, which looks at “modern women speaking frankly about love, sex and family.” Following up that will be things like Sandhya Suri’s I For India and even a look at North Korea in Mads Brugger’s The Red Chapel.
There are seven films here total, and they all sound deeply interesting. I’ve had the pleasure in seeing a couple of them, particularly Fela Kuti: Music Is The Weapon, which is a really interesting look at the musical icon. Flying sounds like the real cornerstone here, a giant tome of a documentary, and one that we will be having a review of on this very site relatively soon. I think all of these films really sound intriguing, and when you sign up, the first month is free, so there is hardly any reason to not add this to your streaming service collections.
Here’s the full lineup:
The Horse Boy – Michael Orion Scott
I For India – Sandhya Suri
Fela Kuti: Music Is The Weapon – Jean Jacques Flori/Stephen Tchaladjieff
Flying: Confessions Of A Free Woman – Jennifer Fox
The Red Chapel – Mads Brugger
Khodorkovsky – Cyril Tuschi
Videocracy – Erik Gandini