Thursday, November 12, 2015

DOC NYC: 'Missing People' Is an Award-Winning Documentary That's Impossible to Market

There's no possible elevator pitch for "Missing People," the new documentary from David Shapiro ("Keep The River On Your Right," "Finishing Heaven") which recently won Best Documentary at the Hamptons International Film Festival and will soon screen at DOC NYC. READ MORE: 10 Must-See Documentaries at DOC NYC Even attempting to describe the film gets tricky; there's no social issue or feel-good story in sight. The ostensible subject of the film is Martina Batan, director of a prominent Manhattan art gallery, who is obsessed with the work of Roy Ferdinand, the late African-American artist who depicted the violence of '90s New Orleans in all its vivid color. But...

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