July 1, 2003

Documentaries officially hip. So where's my trucker hat?

via GreenCine, although I should be reading Indiwire more regularly anyway. We all should. Howard Feinstein pays homage to First Run/Icarus on the distributor's 25th anniversary. "Now officially hip, documentaries are gaining more and more converts among aficionados of fiction."

I know what you're thinking. Hasn't Greg made started a series of Slacker-meets-ż la recherche du temps perdu documentary-like narrative short films? Riiight. As if. You're actually thinking, so what's showing at the Anthology this Saturday at 3:30?

Why, it's the theatrical premiere of La Commune (Paris 1871), Peter Watkins' critically praised, six-hour epic docudrama. J Hoberman rated it the best film of 2002. My suggestion: it's six hours long. Sneak away to PS1 for an hour, and be back before the movie ends.

[Update: After reading Hoberman's review of La Commune, I think you should stay to the end. Why does it feel like I'm trying to direct everyone away from my museum tour?]

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