Articles Tagged ‘The Interrupters’
Steve James’s The Interrupters (pictured), Lee Hirsch’s Bully and Alison Klayman’s Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry are among the feature docs to win Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards this year.
Yesterday’s presentation of the awards, designed to highlight projects that reflect the highest standards of journalism, marked the first time theatrical doc releases were recognized. (Pictured: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry)
AMPAS doc branch governor Michael Moore (pictured) has hit out at some of the more than 130 docs that have secured Oscar eligibility this year, accusing certain filmmakers of spending more than $US20,000 to qualify “vanity projects.”
The city of Chicago has given anti-violence group CeaseFire a US$1 million grant to help police reduce conflict in the town, after Mayor Rahm Emanuel saw Steve James’s doc The Interrupters (pictured), which profiled the organization.
Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World (pictured), Steve James’s The Interrupters and James Marsh’s Project Nim are among the five nominees competing for the top doc prize at the 2012 Directors Guild of America Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reportedly poised to revamp the criteria for films vying for the best documentary feature Oscar, adding a rule that to qualify, docs must be reviewed by either the Los Angeles Times or The New York Times.
Critics in Central Ohio and Vancouver reveal their best doc nominees, while the Online Film Critics Society joins the line-up of pundits lauding Cave of Forgotten Dreams, from director Werner Herzog (pictured).
Programming slated to air in February will include Underground Railroad: The William Still Story and Daisy Bates: The First Lady of Little Rock, as well as feature documentaries The Interrupters, Slavery by Another Name and The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (pictured).
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