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The Fog of Truth: Close-Up on Documentaries

Oct 10, 2018

Recreations, hybridity and truth are the topics this week as we discuss what classifies a documentary while fictionalization in documentaries become more commonplace. Through this lens we review 306 HOLLYWOOD and interview Irene Lusztig of YOURS IN SISTERHOOD.


Group Review Documentary:

306 HOLLYWOOD (2018) / USA (Directors: Elan Bogarin & Jonathan Bogarin,  Producers: Elan Bogarin, Judit Stalter & Jonathan Bogarin)

Now Playing in Select Theatres


Film Featured in Interview Portion:

YOURS IN SISTERHOOD (2018) / USA (Director: Irene Lusztig,  Producer: Irene Lusztig)

Now Playing at Select Festivals


Other Documentaries Mentioned:

The Act of Killing / 2012 (Director: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn)

The Beaches of Agnes / 2008 (Director: Agnes Varda)

BlacKkKlansman / 2018 (Director: Spike Lee)

Chronicle of a Summer / 1965 (Directors: Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin)

The Gleaners and I / 2000 (Director: Agnes Varda)

Growing up Female / 1971 (Directors: Julia Reichert & Jim Klein)

Heartbound: A Different Kind of Love Story  / 2018 (Directors: Janus Metz Pedersen & Sine Plambech)

Is the Man Who Was Tall Happy? / 2013 (Director: Michel Gondry)

La Commune (Paris 1871) / 2000 (Director: Peter Watkins)

Man on Wire / 2008 (Director: James Marsh)

March of Time Newsreels / 1935 - 1951

Nanook of the North / 1922 (Director: Robert J. Flaherty)

Nellie Bly Makes the News / 2018 (Director: Penny Lane)

Normal Appearances / 2018 (Director: Penny Lane)

Nuts! / 2016 (Director: Penny Lane)

O Amor Natural / 1996 (Director: Heddy Honigmann)

Our Nixon / 2013 (Director: Penny Lane)

Primary / 1960 (Director: Robert Drew)

Shoah / 1985 (Director: Claude Lanzmann)

Stories We Tell / 2013 (Director: Sarah Polley)

The Thin Blue Line / 1988 (Director: Errol Morris)

Tower / 2016 (Director: Keith Maitland)

Waltz with Bashir / 2008 (Director: Ari Folman)

The Woman’s Film / 1971 (Directors: Louise Alaimo, Judy Smith & Ellen Sorren)

Women He’s Undressed / 2015 (Director: Gillian Armstrong



00:45 - Intro discussion about Recreations in Documentary

14:30 - Group review of 306 HOLLYWOOD

28:26 - Group Interviews Irene Lusztig of YOURS IN SISTERHOOD

47:18 - Doc Talk


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Artwork by Hilary Campbell

Intro music by Jeremiah Moore

Transitional music by BELLS (thanks to Christopher Ernst)