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Captivating People and Extraordinary True Stories

From the streets of Ramallah to tales of North Korean espionage, BIFF 2020 brings together captivating people, places, politics, and perspectives.

Assassins

ASSASSINS

Calling all true crime fans! Utterly electrifying and truly stranger than fiction, Assassins delves into the stories of two young women who were caught on airport security cameras rubbing deadly chemicals into the face of Kim Jong-nam just before his death.

Mayor

MAYOR

From the city’s rocky outskirts to its municipal offices and the simultaneous sounds of Christian church bells and Muslim calls to prayer, Mayor builds an intimate connection with a city under siege and lays bare the fears and traumas of its people.

Feels Good Man

FEELS GOOD MAN

When artist Matt Furie first conceived the character of Pepe the Frog for his online comic Boy’s Club, he could never have fathomed what would happen to his sweet and friendly creation. Feels Good Man is a wickedly entertaining documentary about the rise and fall of Pepe the Frog, who went from comic star to iconic meme of the alt-right.

MIRACLE FISHING

Miracle Fishing is a gripping and surprisingly heartwarming window into the nerve-wracking reality of having a loved one kidnapped.

P.S. BURN THIS LETTER PLEASE

The discovery of a collection of letters in an abandoned storage unit reveals the hidden history of the 1950s drag scene in New York. P.S. Burn this Letter Please is a joyful and moving adventure in a time and place long unexplored on screen.

Explore the full program of extraordinary and compelling BIFF 2020 docos.