‘The Realness’ Episode 12: The 2013 Oscar Shortlist for Best Documentary Feature

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Episode #12 – Oscar Shortlist: Libsyn Player

Special Oscar edition! This week we tackle the 15 films on the Best Documentary Feature shortlist. Which films were left off the list, and why? After Tiller and Call Me Kuchu come up, along with Let the Fire Burn, Our Nixon and At Berkeley. We talk about the big showing for HBO, with a total of five films on the list, and wonder whether this year there could be a majority of non-issue documentaries among the eventual five nominees. Finally, we make our predictions for those nominees and talk for a bit about the critical consensus around films like The Act of Killing.

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Watch the Films:

The Act of Killing available on DVD and streaming January 7th

The Armstong Lie in theaters

Blackfish on iTunes

The Crash Reel on HBO GO; in theaters on December 13th

Cutie and the Boxer available on DVD and iTunes

Dirty Wars on Netflix

First Cousin Once Removed on HBO GO

God Loves Uganda in theaters

Life According to Sam on HBO GO

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer on HBO GO

The Square available on Netflix and opening in theaters on January 17th

Stories We Tell on DVD

Tim’s Vermeer in theaters January 31st

20 Feet from Stardom in theaters

Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington on HBO GO

After Tiller in theaters

Call Me Kuchu on iTunes and Amazon Instant

Our Nixon on iTunes

Gideon’s Army on HBO GO

Gasland Part II on HBO GO

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