Docs

“Tabloid,” “Cave,” “Nim” feted by U.S. critics

Film critics associations in LA, San Francisco, Boston and New York have chosen their picks for the year's best docs, with Errol Morris's Tabloid (pictured), Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams and James Marsh's Project Nim among the winners.
December 12, 2011

Film critics associations in LA, San Francisco, Boston and New York have chosen their picks for the year’s best docs, with Errol Morris’s Tabloid (pictured), Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams and James Marsh’s Project Nim among the winners.

The San Francisco Film Critics Circle gave its best doc prize to Tabloid, Morris’s tale of a 1970s sex scandal involving a former Miss Wyoming; while the Boston Society of Film Critics’ Best Documentary prize went to chimp tale Project Nim.

The Boston critics also named Richard Press’s Bill Cunningham, New York as its best doc runner-up.

Meanwhile, the New York Film Critics Online and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association both gave their best documentary prizes to Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

The LA Critics also gave a runner-up prize to Clio Barnard’s The Arbor.

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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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