The best documentaries of 2024

While the end of 2023 and the first months of 2024 have produced a wealth of ambitious, terrifying and heartbreaking documentaries (see: Occupied city, Dario Argento Panico, 20 days in Mariupol), along with a celebrity soup (see: Frida, Steve! (Martin) A documentary in 2 parts), the spring and summer seasons promise a medley of nonfiction films that are equally insightful, outrageous, activist, or undeniably bizarre. Here’s our quick guide to some of the most exciting documentaries coming soon to a theater or streaming service.

Kim’s video

Kim’s video tells the quirky true story of how New York dry cleaner Youngman Kim founded Kim’s Video, a downtown institution that inspired a generation of cinephiles, filmmakers and hipsters with a catalog of 55,000 independent, obscure and bootlegged films. When Kim decides to close his chain of stores in 2008 and offer his video collection to buyers, a small Sicilian town with artistic ambitions buys the collection intact, but buries its location. Directors David Redmon and Ashley Sabin travel to the small Italian town to find out what became of Kim’s collection – and hopefully bring it back to New York.

High and low: John Galliano