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The Best of the Best Documentaries of 2013 Lists List

It was a good year for documentaries. Maybe we say that every year, but 2013 felt particularly strong. How can anyone keep track of all the excellent non-fiction films you need to see (and check off the ones you’ve already … Continue reading

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At Berkeley: Frederick Wiseman on Why He Went Back to School

Though this would likely make him uncomfortable, Frederick Wiseman is an American treasure. His documentaries about institutions [see our previous post collecting clips from several of these] have captured people in everyday activities that unpretentiously get at a greater truth. Wrote … Continue reading

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At Berkeley: Reviews and Writings

We’ve collected some of the best reviews and writings about Frederick Wiseman’s magnum opus, At Berkeley, which premieres Monday, January 13 on PBS [check local listings]. It’s a remarkable work that has inspired a number of prominent critics and film … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Films of Frederick Wiseman

The television premiere of Frederick Wiseman’s At Berkeley [on PBS Monday, January 13; check local listings], his 42nd film, seemed an especially apt time to introduce viewers who may not be as familiar with the prolific documentarian’s previous work. In a … Continue reading

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At Berkeley Shares National Society of Film Critics Best Non-Fic Honor

At Berkeley, which will be broadcast on Independent Lens on January 13, was just named co-recipient of Best Non-Fiction Film of 2013 by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC), sharing the honor with The Act of Killing. The full vote breakdown … Continue reading

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Independent Lens Announces Winter/Spring 2014 Season

We’re excited to officially announce the Independent Lens Winter/Spring 2014 lineup, the second half of our current season, presenting a varied selection of independent docs from both first-time filmmakers and familiar names like Frederick Wiseman and Bill Siegel. Premieres range from Spies … Continue reading

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Frederick Wiseman’s At Berkeley Featured in New York Times

“What I’m interested in is making movies about as many different subjects as I can, and as many different forms of human experience.” — Frederick Wiseman Independent Lens, which featured Frederick Wiseman’s The Last Letter several years ago, is proud … Continue reading

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