“Detropia,” “Room 237,” “Artist is Present” score Gotham nods

Detropia (pictured), Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present, How to Survive A Plague, Room 237 and The Waiting Room are up for Best Documentary at the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards, which takes place in NYC on November 26.
October 18, 2012

Brooklyn-based indie film non-profit organization the Independent Filmmaker Project has unveiled the nominees for its annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.

This year’s nominees in the Best Documentary category are Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Detropia (pictured), David France’s How to Survive a Plague, Matthew Akers’ Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present, Rodney Ascher’s Room 237, and Peter Nicks’ The Waiting Room.

The indie film showcase is the first major awards ceremony of the season. Nominees are chosen by critics, journalists, festival programmers and film curators; and juries of writers, directors, actors, producers and editors determine the winners.

The Gotham Awards ceremony will take place on November 26 in New York City.  In addition to the awards, Participant Media founder Jeff Skoll, actors Marion Cotillard and Matt Damon, and director David O. Russell will receive career tributes.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

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