Thoughts on the Oscar doc list

Posted by · 12:23 pm · November 19th, 2009

Perhaps inevitably, the bulk of online chatter about the Best Documentary Feature shortlist unveiled yesterday focused less on the films that made it, and more on those that didn’t. It’s par for the course for the Academy’s documentary branch to ignore a major title or two, but even by their severe standards, the list of […]

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28 docs boost their Oscar profile at DocuWeeks

Posted by · 3:22 pm · July 8th, 2009

For documentaries, qualifying for Oscar consideration can be a rough ride. Academy rules stipulate that a film must at least enjoy a week-long theatrical run, in both New York and Los Angeles, to be eligible — which can be a tall order for tiny movies on tricky subjects. So — acting as a kind of […]

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