Monday Memo: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 Kicks Off

This year's Sheffield Doc/Fest featured PULP: A FILM ABOUT LIFE, DEATH, AND SUPERMARKETS as its opening film.

This week the Sheffield Doc/Fest kicked off in England. At, Christopher Campbell shared a recap of his first day at the festival. Writing at his What (Not) to Doc blog, Basil Tsiokos provided an overview of the festival, while Tim Isaac took a look at the festivals Queer Screen strand for The Big Gay Picture show. And Alexandra Zeevalkink provided a guide to navigating the festival in a post for The Knowledge.

Writing for the POV blog, Tom Roston reviewed the documentary series from director Agnes Varda FROM HERE TO THERE. In a piece for Film Comment, Fernando F. Croce did the same.

Back at, Christopher Campbell published a well-researched list of the top 100 docs available for streaming on Netflix.

This week Stranger Than Fiction is hosting a screening of the film THE LAST MOGUL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LEW WASSERMAN from director Barry Avrich on Tuesday, June 10 at 8 p.m. at the IFC Center in Manhattan. The film takes a look at the life of Hollywood agent Lew Wasserman. Following the screening, Avrich will be in attendance for a Q&A. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please go here.

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