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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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