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Here are some highlights from today’s slate:
Racing Dreams, Marshall Curry’s look at tween go-kart racers who have their eyes on professional racing careers. According to our critic Matt Siblo, the three main protagonists have a “universal appeal extend far beyond the confines of the track.” 3:30 p.m.
No Impact Man, the story of a Manhattan husband and father who decides to take himself completely off the grid for a year — and must force his family to do so, too. Aaron Wiener calls it “invigorating, enlightening, and more than a little inspirational.” 4:45 p.m. The Guggenheim Symposium, the festival’s centerpiece homage that this year honors Albert Maysles and features tributes by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, and a discussion led by Entertainment Weekly‘s Lisa Schwarzbaum. 7 p.m.
Partly Private, a Manhattan mom’s round-the-world research on circumcision to help her decide if she should circumcise her two boys. Amanda Hess says the woman seems less concerned about the arguments surrounding the issue than making a film about her family. 7:30 p.m.
Still Bill, a profile on “Ain’t No Sunshine” R&B artist Bill Withers, who walked away from the music business in 1985 to raise his family. 9 p.m.
Splitting Hairs, a 28-minute film about the world of competitive facial hair. Even if you find the doc a bit lacking as our reviewer did, the post-screening beard and mustache contest is sure to entertain. 10:30 p.m.