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Monday, Nov. 16, 2020
The Critics Choice Association (CCA) has unveiled the winners of the fifth annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards, which recognize the year’s finest achievements in documentaries released in theaters, on TV and on major digital platforms, as determined by the voting of qualified CCA members...
Friday, Oct. 9, 2020
Director Kirsten Johnson Brings Personal And Universal Together Again, This Time In "Dick Johnson Is Dead"
Kirsten Johnson, a lauded cinematographer who gained widespread recognition several years ago for directing the documentary Cameraperson, is now again receiving plaudits for her latest helming effort, Dick Johnson Is Dead (Netflix). While distinctly different films, there are...
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016
The inspiration for director Otto Bell’s first feature documentary came in the form of a photo essay from still lenser Asher Svidensky that appeared on the BBC website and included shots of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Kazakh girl living in Mongolia and aspiring to be an eagle hunter. This...
Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
Kirsten Johnson’s talent as a documentary cinematographer often has us empathizing with her subjects, feeling their joy, triumph of the human spirit and oftentimes unspeakable tragedy.
Now in her highest profile directorial endeavor to date, the documentary simply titled Cameraperson...