Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira is ready to make a splash at DOC NYC. Stephanie Johnes’ doc concerning the trailblazer, “Maya and the Wave,” will open the thirteenth version of the pageant. A press launch introduced the information.
Described by Johnes as “an empathetic portrait of a lady preventing to attain her dream whereas struggling towards gender bias,” the movie sees Gabeira battling accidents and sexism to make her mark on the world of huge wave browsing. “Maya and the Wave” is making its U.S. premiere on the pageant. Johnes’ directorial debut, “Doubletime,” premiered at SXSW. The doc follows two groups getting ready for the Double Dutch world championship.
This 12 months’s DOC NYC lineup consists of two Centerpiece screenings: Oscar winner Barbara Kopple’s “Gumbo Coalition” and Emmy nominee Daybreak Porter’s “Cirque Du Soleil: With no Web.” The previous is a portrait of two modern civil rights leaders, and the latter gives a glance inside the enduring circus.
DOC NYC runs from November 9-27.