The Fourteenth Tribeca Film Festival ended April 26 after handing out awards for both narrative and documentary films. Winning for Best Documentary Feature was Democrats, a step-by-step account of politicians in Zimbabwe trying to draft a constitution from Danish director Camilla Nielsson. The audience award went to TransFatty Lives, Patrick O’Brien’s firsthand look at his struggles with ALS. Other noteworthy documentaries included the intensely bizarre family study The Wolfpack, opening June 12 from Magnolia Pictures; Uncertain, set in a Texas border town and winner of the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award for Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands; and Gored, discussed in depth here by FJI writer Rebecca Pahle. Tribeca also spotlighted strong examples of advocacy journalism, efforts by … More
Guides to the National Film Registry
Available from Continuum, Amazon, and other outlets, these two volumes offer commentaries and full credits for each of the first 550 films selected to the National Film Registry.
Coming soon: volumes covering recent additions to the Registry.
America’s Film Legacy
America’s Film Legacy 2009-2010