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The rise of ‘The Questionable Documentary’

New York magazine explores the recent trend of what it calls the rise of 'The Questionable Documentary.' The examples include the Joaquin Phoenix vehicle I'm Still Here, Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop and the Sundance surprise hit Catfish. All three films have left audiences skeptical of their authenticity as a documentary.
September 13, 2010

New York magazine explores the recent trend of what it calls the rise of ‘The Questionable Documentary.’ The examples include the Joaquin Phoenix vehicle I’m Still Here, Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop and the Sundance surprise hit Catfish. All three films have left some audiences skeptical of their authenticity as documentaries.

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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