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Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment (2000)

This is a documentary about direct-cinema from its very beginnings (Nanook of the North) to the fake-direct-cinema of the Blair Witch Project. All the important direct-cinema filmmakers are... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Wintonick

Writer:

Kirwan Cox
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Cast

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Jean-Pierre Beauviala Jean-Pierre Beauviala
Michel Brault
Gillian Caldwell Gillian Caldwell
Robin Cowie Robin Cowie
Robert Drew Robert Drew
Jennifer Fox
William Greaves William Greaves
Gregg Hale Gregg Hale
Wolf Koenig
Roman Kroitor Roman Kroitor
Barbara Kopple
Richard Leacock
Doug Leiterman Doug Leiterman
Terence Macartney-Filgate Terence Macartney-Filgate ... (as Terrence McCartney Filgate)
Albert Maysles
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This is a documentary about direct-cinema from its very beginnings (Nanook of the North) to the fake-direct-cinema of the Blair Witch Project. All the important direct-cinema filmmakers are portrayed and/or interviewed: Leacock, Wiseman, Maysles, Pennebaker, Reisz and others. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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The Revolution That Changed Filmmaking. Forever.

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Documentary

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

9 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinema verite See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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1.66 : 1
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Wonderful Survey of the Best of Cinema Verite Filmmakers
25 March 2000 | by ksmolensSee all my reviews

I had the opportunity to see this film and Peter Wintonick, the director, at the Harvard Film Archives. This was a wonderfully informative documentary about cinema verite filmmakers. The only frustration was that every time a new subject/filmmaker was introduced I wanted to see a two hour documentary on that person and their work. The clips made me want to run to the the video store and rent copies of everything done by these individuals. Highlights included Richard Leacock interview and also the discussion of the making of Primary. A must see for anyone interested in documentary filmmaking and cinema verite.


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