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Emmy, Sundance Winner Kirsten Johnson on Cinema as a Collective Endeavor

Opening her masterclass at doc film festival Visions du Réel in Switzerland, cinematographer and filmmaker Kirsten Johnson – an Emmy and Sundance award winner for “Dick Johnson Is Dead” – started by naming each and every member of the technical crew on set.“What I often find upsetting with cinema is that we forget to acknowledge […]

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Cinema Eye Honors Go to Non-Fiction Oscar Contenders ‘Collective’ and ‘Boys State’

The documentary film community gathered virtually on Facebook Tuesday night to chat and cheer each other on at the annual Cinema Eye Honors Awards. Oscar ballots are due Wednesday at 5pm Pt, and many documentary branch voters were on the livestream.At the start of the evening, as we waited for the pre-taped presentation to begin, […]

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‘Crip Camp’ Wins Best Feature at IDA Documentary Awards – Full Winner’s List

The International Documentary Association has announced the winners of the 36th annual IDA Documentary Awards, with “Crip Camp” taking home the top prize.The ceremony was hosted by actor Willie Garson, with musical entertainment from Ruby Ibarra, who performed the theme from “A Thousand Cuts.”Directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, “Crip Camp” received the best […]

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Mother review – a heartbreaking inquiry into the cost of dementia

Kristof Bilsen stunning doc assesses the disease’s toll on patients and carers trapped in the international care-marketShakespeare’s line about “second childishness and mere oblivion” – the last of the seven ages of man bleakly proclaimed by Jacques in As You Like It – might come back to you watching this. But it doesn’t do justice […]

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Netflix’s ‘Crip Camp’ Leads International Documentary Association Awards Nominations

Leading the International Documentary Association Documentary Awards nominees with five nominations is “Crip Camp,” Netflix’s look back at an influential activist summer camp for the disabled, followed by Garrett Bradley’s poetic black-and-white “Time” (Amazon Studios) and Sam Pollard’s 60s archival dive “MLK/FBI” (IFC Films) with four noms each.“The Truffle Hunters” (Sony Pictures Classics) scored three […]

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