Pure Nonfiction: Winter 2019

February 5th 2019 - May 28th 2019

Series site

Tuesday, February 5 - Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center takes place on Tuesday nights, showcasing documentary sneak previews and classics. Each screening has a Q&A with the filmmakers or other special guests. Hosts Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen are the co-founders of the DOC NYC festival and WNYC’s Documentary of the Week. Their IFC Center screening series was started in 2005 as Stranger Than Fiction. Newly renamed Pure Nonfiction (the title of Powers’ podcast), the series continues to be “a vital outpost for award-winning documentaries” (New York Times).

Tickets for Pure Nonfiction screenings are $17 for the general public and $14 for IFC Center members.

A Season Pass covers admission to all 8 evenings, plus 2 specials, and provides free popcorn at all screenings, available here for $99, or $80 for IFC Center members.

Upcoming Screenings

  • This tribute for filmmaker Andrew Berends, who took his own life in March 2019, brings together his friends and colleagues to share clips from his films and stories from his life. Expected to attend include Michael Liss and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.

Past Screenings