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February 4, 2011
A SAMPLING OF COVERAGE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES, CBS NEWS, NPR AND MORE...New York Times: Documentary Drama at the Oscars Instead the contenders are mostly smaller films from lesser-known filmmakers: Waste Land, about the artist Vik Muniz, set against the backdrop of a massive garbage dump in Rio de Janeiro... with most of the feature film and acting…
January 25, 2011
The nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Los Angeles. Among the nominees for best documentary feature was Lucy Walker's Waste Land, which premiers this April on Independent Lens.The other films nominated for best documentary feature include: Exit through the Gift Shop,…
November 19, 2010
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards. Among the films selected for this “short list” are: Waste Land (directed by Lucy Walker), which will air this season on Independent Lens; and the ITVS-funded William Kunstler:…