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The rise of ‘The Questionable Documentary’

New York magazine explores the recent trend of what it calls the rise of 'The Questionable Documentary.' The examples include the Joaquin Phoenix vehicle I'm Still Here, Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop and the Sundance surprise hit Catfish. All three films have left audiences skeptical of their authenticity as a documentary.
September 13, 2010

New York magazine explores the recent trend of what it calls the rise of ‘The Questionable Documentary.’ The examples include the Joaquin Phoenix vehicle I’m Still Here, Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop and the Sundance surprise hit Catfish. All three films have left some audiences skeptical of their authenticity as documentaries.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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