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A Golden Age for Documentary

“The late documentarian Albert Maysles—who made sympathetic figures out of door-to-door Bible salesmen, decaying shut-in aristocrats, and the IBM corporation—once said, “The film is sort of the beginning of a love affair between the filmmakers and the subjects. Some filmmakers make targets of the subjects they film; that’s not our way.”

 

This is a great article over at The Ringer about the incredible evolution of the documentary genre, the increased awareness of audiences and investors about the potential of documentary, and the remarkable box office success of movies like the recent Mr. Rodgers biopic “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”

https://www.theringer.com/movies/2018/7/24/17607044/documentaries-box-office-three-identical-strangers-rbg-wont-you-be-my-neighbor-mister-rogers-cnn