Docs In Theaters: ‘Interior. Leather Bar.,’ ‘Los Angeles Plays Itself’ (Re-Release) and More


Nonfics is not able to review every documentary and nonfiction film released in the U.S. That’s why Docs In Theaters is here to provide at least a guide to all the new releases, without critical thoughts. Where available, we will link to our own review of the film or a review at our sister site, Film School Rejects.

In No Great Hurry

Directed by Tomas Leach

Starring Saul Leiter

Official Synopsis: Saul Leiter could have been lauded as the great the pioneer of color photography, but was never driven by the lure of success. Instead he preferred to drink coffee and photograph in his own way, amassing an archive of beautiful work that is now piled high in his New York apartment. An intimate and personal film, In No Great Hurry follows Saul as he deals with the triple burden of clearing an apartment full of memories, becoming world famous in his 80s and fending off a pesky filmmaker. [Tomas Leach]

Nonfics Rating: ★★ [Review by Christopher Campbell]

Now playing at The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York City.

For details on current and upcoming theatrical openings, check the screenings page on the film’s website.

Interior. Leather Bar

Directed by James Franco (Francophrenia (Or Don’t Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)) and Travis Mathews (In Their Room series)

Starring Franco, Val Lauren

Official Synopsis: Inspired by the mythology surrounding the highly controversial 1980 film Cruising starring Al Pacino — in which, 40 minutes of sexually explicit material was forced to be cut out — filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews set out to re-imagine the lost footage. Assembling a mix of gay and straight men, including Val Lauren (The Salton Sea, Live from Baghdad) in the lead role, the result is a provocative exploration of the importance of the radical and transgressive in society and the value of engaging with the unfamiliar. [Strand Releasing]

Nominated for the Heterodox Award at the 2014 Cinema Eye Honors.

Nonfics Rating: ★ [Review by Daniel Walber]

Now playing at The Cinefamily Los Angeles.

For details on current and upcoming theatrical openings, check the screenigs page on the film’s website.

Los Angeles Plays Itself 10th Anniversary Remastered Edition

Written and directed by Thom Andersen

Narrated by Encke King

Official Synopsis: A decade after it premiered, Andersen’s extraordinary video essay about the tangled relationship between the movies and their hometown has been remastered and re-edited. It’s funnier, sharper and bigger than ever — becoming essentially a double feature. Whether you’re an expatriate Angeleno or have never set eyes on the City of Angels, Andersen’s vision is a revelation. [IFC Center]

Nonfics rating: ★★★★★ [Review by Dan Schindel]

Now playing at the IFC Center in New York City.

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Christopher Campbell is the founding editor of Nonfics.