Documentary Edge Festival 2011

The sixth annual Documentary Edge Festival begins tonight in Auckland and runs until March 6th before moving on to Wellington. 64 films from New Zealand and around the world will screen at Event Cinemas in Newmarket, with ‘satellite’ screenings at the Academy Cinemas and the Victoria Picture Palace in Devonport.

The festival’s flagship films are its special presentations: Spike Lee’s followup to When the Levees Broke, his four-hour examination of Hurricane Katrina, If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, screens in two parts on both Sunday Feb. 27th and Saturday March 5th. The other two Special Presentations are Oliver Stone’s politically-oriented journey through South America South of the Border and The People vs. George Lucas, which pits the Star Wars creator against his fans—the latter of which opens the festival at 8pm this evening.

Read a selection of reviews on this site, and for the full programme, session details, and trailers for each film in the lineup, see