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Great Documentary List

Last night I attended a discussion in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the DGA. On the roundtable was Alex Gibney, Errol Morris, Michael Apted, Barbara Kopple, Morgan Spurlock and Albert Maysles. The night included movie clips and extensive conversation about POV, observation, ethical questions, process and innovation in the art of documentary. Best part was the chance to assemble a viewing list of great docs. Here goes:

THIN BLUE LINE (Morris)
GATES OF HEAVEN (Morris)
GIMME SHELTER (Maysles)
SALESMEN (Maysles)
WILD MAN BLUES (Kopple)
BARBERLAND (Liano)
HARLAN COUNTY USA (Kopple)
TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (Gibney)
THE LOOMING TOWER (Gibney)
FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL (Morris)
A BROAD WAY (Liano)

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