Cannes has debuted a new documentary award, the Golden Eye. It heralds a shift in programming toward nonfiction cinema, though it also echoes the festival’s long past days as a showcase of genre documentaries. Here’s our prediction of how it’ll shake out.
Jeanie Finlay’s latest is one of our most anticipated documentaries of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
‘Last Hijack’ is a fascinating transmedia documentary screening at the 2014 New York Film Festival. As a feature film it uses animation to highlight piracy as addiction, while its online component uses interactivity to explore the wider context of Somali history and international commerce.
In this week’s episode, Daniel and Christopher are joined by Kristy Puchko (Cinema Blend; PopCrush) to discuss Lotfy Nathan’s ’12 O’Clock Boys,’ which is one of the most critically acclaimed and honored docs of 2014 so far. Somehow the three of us are united in not thinking it’s such a great film, though it is definitely one with a lot to discuss.