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Monday, Apr. 17, 2017
Laura Poitras' travel nightmare began more than a decade ago when the award-winning filmmaker started getting detained at airports every time she tried to set foot back in the United States.
She was stopped without explanation more than 50 times on foreign travel, and dozens more times on...
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
A day before it may soar at the Oscars, “Birdman” spread its wings at the 30th Independent Film Spirit Awards, winning best picture, best actor for Michael Keaton and best cinematography.
The elegantly stitched together backstage comedy came away the...
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Winners in the International Documentary Association’s 2014 IDA Documentary Awards were announced during tonight’s program at the Paramount Theatre, giving Laura Poitras’ Citizenfour top honors with the Best Feature Award. The third in a trilogy about...
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 87th Oscars. One hundred thirty-four films were originally submitted in the category.
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced nominations for the 2014 IDA Documentary Awards. The five films nominated in IDA’s Feature category are: CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras’ portrait of whistleblowers, including Edward Snowden, and the...
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Imagine if Bob Woodward's clandestine meetings in a Washington D.C. parking garage with Deep Throat had been documented — or, better yet, filmed by Woodward, himself.
The analogy isn't perfect, but that's about the closest equivalent to Laura Poitras...
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
With an uncommon view of history in action, a new documentary captures Edward Snowden's leak of NSA documents as it unfolded in a Hong Kong hotel room.
Laura Poitras' highly anticipated documentary "Citizenfour" premiered Friday night at the New York...