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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
Frederick Wiseman has spent more than half a century documenting American institutions.
With a small crew, he has tirelessly made lengthy, sober, engrossing filmic portraits of life in Jackson Heights, Queens; a Texas boxing gym; a Maine fishing village; small-town Indiana; a...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020
This year's New York Film Festival will be held largely virtually and in outdoor screenings, organizers said Thursday while unveiling a lineup featuring new films from Chloe Zhao, Steve McQueen and Azazel Jacobs.
The major fall film festivals, which often jockey for the chance to premiere...
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016
After accepting the first Academy Award ever given for casting, 88-year-old Lynn Stalmaster spontaneously danced onstage with Jeff Bridges.
Bridges called Stalmaster "the master caster, man," as he presented the casting director with an honorary Oscar on Saturday at the film academy's...
Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
Frederick Wiseman is not a Hollywood guy. The filmmaker has been quietly making documentaries from his home base in Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1967, exploring such subjects as meat production, welfare, a ski town and a hospital for the criminally insane.
Though none of his films...
Thursday, Sep. 1, 2016
Actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentarian Frederick Wiseman are getting honorary Academy Awards.
The film academy announced Thursday that the four industry veterans will receive Oscar statuettes at the annual Governors Awards...