New York plays host to dozens of film festivals great and small, so it’s hard to make room—psychic or practical—for yet another. And considering a climate of prolonged recession that has led other festivals to shut down, scale back, or rethink their mission in a movie culture that’s deathly afraid of risk and desperately grasping at 3-D straws, expansion seems more than a little unwise. “Our attitude was: Those cautions be damned,” says Thom Powers, the artistic director of DOC NYC, a new documentary festival that opens on Wednesday and runs through November 9. “There’s so much vital filmmaking happening that, culturally, we can’t afford... More >>>