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“Crash Reel,” “Act of Killing” among Gotham nominees

Lucy Walker's The Crash Reel (pictured) and Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing are among the five nominees for the Best Documentary prize at the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards.
October 24, 2013

Lucy Walker’s The Crash Reel (pictured) and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing are among the five nominees for the Best Documentary prize at the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Also vying for the award is Jason Osder’s Let the Fire Burn, Penny Lane’s Our Nixon and Alan Berliner’s First Cousin Once Removed.

To be eligible, doc submissions had to be independent, American feature-length films from U.S.-based or U.S.-born directors and producers.

The nominating committee for the category consisted of Charlotte Cook, Hot Docs director of programming; Ben Fowlie, Camden International Film Festival founder and exec director; Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters film-TV editor; Mike Maggiore, Film Forum programmer and publicist; and Sky Sitney, AFI Docs festival director.

The 23rd annual Gotham Awards will take place on December 2 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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