2023 DocFest September 21-28th!
2023 Documentary Film Festival Trailers
(click on poster to view trailer)
Festival Passes can be
purchased at Homer
Theatre Box Office or the
(sales begin Sept 8)
Stay tuned for 2023 showtime grid
the HT Box Office 30 minutes prior to showtimes, but in advance at www.homertheatre.com
If you have purchased a Festival Pass, you can still reserve a seat in advance by visiting www.homertheatre.com, selecting film/showtime of choice and clicking on Docfest Festival Pass in the ticket payment page. Then, present your Festival Pass at the Box Office. The Festival Pass includes Gala & one admission to each film.
2022 Film Selection
"Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song"
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, Hallelujah. This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times, the song's dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit, and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom Hallelujah has become a personal touchtone.
Rated PG13 Run Time: 1 hr, 55 min
"Fire of Love"
Fire of Love tells the story of two French lovers, Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of our planet, while simultaneously capturing the most explosive volcano imagery ever recorded. Along the way, they changed our understanding of the natural world, and saved tens of thousands of lives. Previously unseen hours of pristine 16-millimeter film and thousands of photographs reveal the birth of modern volcanology through an unlikely lens -- the love of its two pioneers.
Rated PG Run Time: 1 hr, 33 min
"Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story"
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story weaves together live performances and interviews from the 50th anniversary of The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the signature annual music and cultural event of the city with hundreds of thousands of attendees each year. Celebrating the music, food, people, arts & crafts, and culture of all of Louisiana since 1970, Jazz Fest is an essential showcase of the rich heritage of the region. The film, shot at the 2019 Fest, features local music heroes joined on 14 stages by some of the biggest names in the music industry, and a wealth of archival documentary footage from the past half century.
Rated PG13 Run Time: 1 hr, 34 min
An epic journey forty years in the making, GRATITUDE REVEALED from acclaimed filmmaker, Louie Schwartzberg, the director of cult hit Fantastic Fungi, takes us on a transformational, cinematic experience of how to live a more meaningful life full of Gratitude through his intimate conversations with everyday people, thought leaders, and personalities revealing Gratitude is a proven pathway back from the disconnection we feel in our lives; disconnection from ourselves, our planet, and each other.
Rated NR Run Time: 1 hr, 22 min
"Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down"
Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down tells the extraordinary story of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords: her relentless fight to recover following an assassination attempt in 2011, and her new life as one of the most effective activists in the battle against gun violence. Featuring extensive vérité filming of Gabby and her husband, astronaut-turned-Senator Mark Kelly; interviews with Barack Obama and other friends and colleagues; and exclusive access to stunning videos taken in the weeks following her near-death, this film is the story of a rising star transformed by gun violence, and a close-up portrait of the marriage that sustains her.
Rated PG13 Run Time: 1 hr, 37 min
Minnesota is the heartland of US hockey, creating more skaters--on the local rinks and in the NHL--than any other state. Here, the senior boys of rival towns--one an emerging dynasty, the other with a fabled past--face down uncertain futures as they skate for a last chance to etch their names into local lore. Where Texas football has Friday Night Lights, Minnesota high school hockey has Hockeyland.
Rated PG13 Run Time: 1 hr, 49 min