|Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary
A film by Pepita Ferrari
97 minutes + bonus interviews, documentary, color & b/w, English, 2009
From cinema-vérité pioneers Albert Maysles and Joan Churchill to maverick moviemakers like Errol Morris, Werner Herzog and Nick Broomfield, the world’s best documentarians reflect upon the unique power of their genre in this comprehensive and eye-opening two-disc box set.
Featuring interviews with 38 directors and 163 film clips from classics such as Grey Gardens and The Thin Blue Line, as well as recent work like Darwin’s Nightmare and Touching the Void, Capturing Reality explores the complex creative process that goes into making non-fiction films. Deftly charting the documentarian’s journey, it poses the question: can film capture reality?
FEATURING (in alphabetical order):
"A great new movie...a guide to docs you will absolutely want to check out!"
"A fascinating and authoritative record...like a who’s who of the documentary world."
"Real life is so much more interesting than anything you can make up."
"Featuring 38 of the greatest names in documentary talking about every aspect of their creative process, it has great value as an education tool — and as a validation for why we do this in the first place." - Thomas White, Documentary.org
Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film by Erik Barnouw
● Bonus Disc with Approx. 4 Hours of Additional Filmmaker Interviews