DOC NYC presents encore presentations of two of 2013′s most acclaimed nonfiction films, both nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary. Filmmakers in person at each show.

CUTIE AND THE BOXER
TOMORROW! Thurs. Feb. 13, 7pm, IFC Center
In person: Director Zachary Heinzerling
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Once a rising star in the ’70′s New York art scene, 80-year-old “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara is prepping for his latest show, hoping to reinvigorate his career. His wife and de facto assistant, Noriko, seeks her own recognition through her “Cutie” illustrations, which depict their chaotic 40-year marriage. CUTIE AND THE BOXER captures two lives united by a dedication to art-making for a touching meditation on the eternal themes of love and sacrifice. (R, 82 min)

DIRTY WARS
Mon. Feb. 17, 7pm, IFC Center
In person: subject Jeremy Scahill 
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This eye-opening documentary lays bare the dirty little secret of America’s War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. Drone strikes, night raids and government–condoned torture occur in hidden corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret and elite fighting force in U.S. history, exposing covert ops, unidentifiable fighters who act with impunity and “kill lists” where no target is off-limits.  (NR, 85 min)

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