Doc Stories

Returning Nov 2—5, 2023

Browse the 2022 program below.
This vital documentary showcase celebrates many of the year's most important nonfiction works, all premiering for the first time in the Bay Area. The 2022 program focuses on the wondrous aspects of the human condition, exposing our vast capacity for change and creativity. With nine features and 12 short films, the program includes portraits of renowned individuals such as Louis Armstrong, Nan Goldin, former Governor Jerry Brown, and Robert Downey Sr., along with inspirational stories about the French Laundry’s original owner Sally Schmitt; the first female mayor in Afghanistan, Zarifa Gahfari; and a motley crew of Wisconsin-based flagmakers. We will be joined in person by Academy Award-winning directors including Laura Poitras, Cynthia Wade, and Ben Proudfoot, along with multi-hyphenate Sacha Jenkins, and Iron Man himself: Robert Downey Jr.