A Message from The DocYard Curator, Abby Sun

Thank you to the participating filmmakers and our audience for a healing, galvanizing, and inspiring fall 2020 DocYard season. We presented seven feature films and one short film over the past three months, in collaboration with four organizations in Massachusetts, all in service of our mission to create community for independent filmmakers in the greater Boston area— and beyond. We couldn’t have done it without the entire DocYard team. We also couldn’t have done it without your support and engagement with the work. 

We will continue to bring form-pushing and mission-driven nonfiction films to you in spring 2021, starting on February 12 and continuing through the next several months with eight film programs. Passes for the season are currently on sale here, and, we hope, will make for an enticing last-minute holiday gift for yourself or a friend!
As we emerge from winter hibernation and work towards a compelling and more equitable landscape for independent documentary filmmaking, we will continue to make the DocYard as accessible as possible with bilingual interpretation, image descriptions, and captioning at events and screenings. Our presentations will continue to be online. We'll be announcing the first half of the season in January and continue to update you on our programming.
In the meantime, you have our gratitude and appreciation. We are also thankful to the Boston Society of Film Critics for recognizing our work to spotlight new and old work, particularly our Lucia Small retrospective with a special commendation! We hope you had the chance to participate in our programming over the last few months—and if you’d like to catch up, please check out our archived filmmaker Q&As on YouTube or Facebook.

Until 2021,
The DocYard team
Abby, Kayla, Lyda, and Gen
The DocYard is a program of the LEF Foundation in partnership with the Brattle Theatre.
Other series sponsors include the Tyler Family Foundation and Irving House at Harvard.

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