The award season continues with the release of the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees. In the non-fiction categories, the best documentary nominees are Banksy for Exit Through the Gift Shop, Jeff Malmberg’s Marwencol, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger for Restrepo, Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor for Sweetgrass and Mark Landsman for Thunder Soul. For the Aveeno Truer Than Fiction award, presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who hasn’t yet gotten much recognition, the nominees are Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor for Sweetgrass, Jeff Malmberg for Marwencol and Lynn True and Nelson Walker for Summer Pasture. The award winner receives a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Aveeno. The 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards will be held on February 26 in Santa Monica and will be televised on IFC.
- RS West ’18