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Daily | Albert Maysles, 1926 – 2015

March 6, 2015

The pioneering documentarian was 88. Updated through 3/24.

Daily | True/False 2015

March 5, 2015

The 11th edition of one of most important documentary festivals in the U.S. Updated through 4/25.

Daily | CITIZENFOUR Scores at Cinema Eye Honors 2015

January 8, 2015

Laura Poitras’s documentary wins four Nonfiction Film Awards.

The Art of Filmmaking: Les Blank

December 2, 2014

Food, music, culture and more. A timely Les Blank revisit.

POTUS in Focus: Penny Lane and OUR NIXON

September 16, 2014

Penny Lane, at play with primary sources and vivid soundscapes, brings Richard Nixon and staff to life.

Daily | NYFF 2014 Documentary Spotlight Lineup

August 19, 2014

Scorsese, Frederick Wiseman, Albert Maysles, Les Blank, Joshua Oppenheimer…

WHORES’ GLORY: Dennis Lim and Michael Glawogger, In Person at Pacific Film Archive

April 24, 2014 | 2 Comments
WHORE'S GLORY

‘My films are called documentaries, but they’re maybe not the kind of journalistic work many people expect when they think about things like prostitution, big cities, manual labor.’

Rewind: ROBOCOP’s José Padilha, Truth and Daring

February 18, 2014 | 2 Comments
ROBOCOP

Will a Padilha-style beating be good for American cinema?

Daily | IDA Documentary Awards 2013

December 7, 2013
The Square

Another win for Jehane Noujaim’s THE SQUARE.

Daily | Dominique Benicheti’s COUSIN JULES

November 27, 2013
Cousin Jules

A “poetic ode to a bygone rural world.” Updated through 12/6.

Daily | Peter Wintonick, 1953 – 2013

November 19, 2013
Peter Wintonick

He saw the documentary “as quintessential to the moral well-being of the universe.” Updated through 11/22.

Daily | Ed Pincus, 1938 – 2013

November 6, 2013
Ed Pincus

Ross McElwee calls Pincus’s DIARIES “one of the most remarkable nonfiction films ever made.”