There's plenty to bitch about the Academy Awards nomination process for documentaries, but at least they give us this three-week festival in Los Angeles and New York where much of the best nonfiction cinema of the year will be presented. Here are our picks for three of the best.
The "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" director moderated two panels with the creative teams behind this year's Oscar-nominated short films, which proved to be a reminder that there really is reason to celebrate the last year in movies.
Amidst a city full of skyscrapers, this nominee for Best Documentary short emerges from the street level to reveal a bunch of American dreamers who live on recycled goods to carve out a new path of their own.
If you're in Los Angeles and haven't made it out to the fall festivals, your chance to see some acclaimed new documentaries may arrive sooner than you think, if you just know where to find them.
Whether to earn acclaim or just the ability to work more, these filmmakers have put the money where their mouth is when it comes to building awards buzz for their latest film.
The filmmakers behind the Oscar nominee for best documentary talk about when they knew they had something special, letting the story of a remarkable football team tell them what the film would be and the unexpected influence of "Glory."
After being disappointed by a splashy first foray into feature screenwriter, the indie rocker-turned-filmmaker finds his groove with a darkly comic short film.