New to DocPlay in September

Rachel Ward does a Jeremy Clarkson in one of next month’s premieres on DocPlay.

Here are the highlights:

De Humani Corporis Fabrica (September 4)

Visionary filmmakers Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Leviathan) craft a “visceral hymn to life and death” in this literal deep-dive inside the human body.

Anonymous Club (September 7)

Shot on 16mm, this is billed as is an intimate portrait of enigmatic Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett.

Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen (September 11)

Captures the humour and drama of the making of one of the world’s most beloved music films, The Fiddler on the Roof.

Rachel’s Farm (September 14)

Actor-director Rachel Ward (Beautiful Kate) sets out to regenerate her northern NSW beef farm, with the help of experts and neighbours.

2nd Chance (September 18)

A “jaw-dropping exploration” of the life and legacy of Richard Davis, the brash inventor of the modern-day bulletproof vest. From director Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes).

Meanwhile, this month’s most popular DocPlay streams include:

The Dictator’s Playbook: Six-part series about the rise and fall of the most ruthless rulers of recent history, from Amin and Mussolini, to Noriega and Franco.

The Last Rider: Alex (Maiden) Holmes’ portrait of American cyclist Greg LeMond’s against-the-odds comeback ride in the 1989 Tour de France.

Capturing the Friedmans: Seminal Oscar-nominee that explores the elusive nature of truth through the prism of one of the strangest criminal cases in American history.

The Lost City of Melbourne: A “loving and revelatory” work that reimagines the former glory of Australia’s film and art capital.

Barrenjoey Road: Three-part investigation the mysterious 1978 disappearance of 18-year-old Trudie Adams, uncovering the dark underbelly of Sydney’s northern beaches, and interrogating why the case was never solved.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed: An “epic, emotional and interconnected” story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin. Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) directs.

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