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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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