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Errol Morris to compile Idfa top 10

30 June 2015 9:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us documentary director to also be subject of a retrospective.

Us director Errol Morris is to compile this year’s Top 10 at Idfa (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), whcih runs November 18-29.

Morris, the director of seminal documentaries including The Thin Blue Line (1988), A Brief History of Time (1992), The Fog of War (2003) and Standard Operating Procedure (2008), will also be the subject of a retrospective at the festival.

Morris will attend the festival to talk about his work and his choices for the Top 10 in a masterclass.

Previous directors to compile a top 10 for Idfa include Werner Herzog, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Ulrich Seidl, Heddy Honigmann and Rithy Panh. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The Top 25 Oscar Documentary Snubs of the Past 30 Years

23 January 2015 8:16 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

After narrowing the Oscar documentary feature shortlist to five at the 87th Academy Award nominations Jan. 15, a number of notable exclusions were featured, particularly Al Hicks‘ Keep on Keepin’ On, which documents the mentorship and friendship of a jazz legend and a blind piano prodigy, and Steve James‘ Life Itself, about the life and career of famed film critic Roger Ebert. (James is no stranger to snubs and the exclusion of his 1994 film Hoop Dreams led to rule reform within the documentary category.)  Both films hold 97 percent positive ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.

Some films surprised when they didn’t even land a spot on the shortlist, such as Red Army, which examines the rise and fall of the Soviet Union’s hockey team from the perspective of its coach. That film holds a 100 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

In light of these best documentary feature snubs, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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