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  • Atypical
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    Here is the longlist:

    https://www.google.com/amp/variety.com/2017/film/news/oscars-2018-documentary-feature-contenders-1202601404/amp/

    The shortlist of 15 will be revealed in December.

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    GusCruz
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    Hopefully they will have the decency of at least giving Wiseman a spot in the shortlist.

    I have recently seen THE WORK. It’s quite powerful. Wouldn’t be surprised to see it doing well

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    All the ones I’ve seen from the eligible list, ranked in order of preference

    Jane
    Brimstone and Glory
    Human Flow
    School Life
    The Force
    Faces Places
    Dolores
    California Typewriter
    Obit
    Kedi
    Bang! The Bert Berns Story
    Wait for Your Laugh
    Letters from Baghdad
    The Pulitzer at 100
    Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
    Long Strange Trip
    Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent
    AlphaGo
    78/52
    Ex Libris
    Score: A Film Music Documentary
    I Called Him Morgan

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    Marco B.
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    Ex Libris

    Why Wiseman so low, if I may ask?

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    Ex Libris

    Why Wiseman so low, if I may ask?

    I absolutely love Wiseman’s films ordinarily and have seen far more than the average cinephile over the decades. I guess what frustrated me about this one is that so many of the vignettes were lectures and presentations–no doubt, important services that the NYPL system provides, but far less compelling than all the inner-working, behind-the-scenes footage that we usually see in his films (and while there were some of those in the various meetings and boardrooms, the proportion struck me as significantly lower than usual). If Frederick Wiseman were to shoot WOODSTOCK, I’d expect far more footage of roadies and first aid clinics and security meetings and the bands arriving and drum circles, et al. That’s his specialty; by comparison, shooting the concert acts is something anyone can do, and EX LIBRIS felt a little like that. I guess the low rank is on a curve because the expectation I have of him is usually so high (and which he consistently meets).

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    FreemanGriffin
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    I want Agnes Varda and JR to win for Visages Villages (Faces Places). And I want them to both be at the Oscars! They may very well be my favorite movie duo of 2017! (hmmm… maybe Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer!) (; Faces Places made me so incredibly happy! (:

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    Rinolo Twenty-two
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    15 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES ADVANCE IN 2017 OSCAR® RACE

    “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Educational Films and WGBH/FRONTLINE

    “Chasing Coral,” Exposure Labs in partnership with The Ocean Agency & View Into the Blue in association with Argent Pictures & The Kendeda Fund

    “City of Ghosts,” Our Time Projects and Jigsaw Productions

    “Ex Libris – The New York Public Library,” Ex Libris Films

    “Faces Places,” Ciné Tamaris

    “Human Flow,” Participant Media and AC Films

    “Icarus,” Netflix Documentary in association with Impact Partners, Diamond Docs, Chicago Media Project and Alex Productions

    “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” Paramount Pictures and Participant Media

    “Jane,” National Geographic Studios in association with Public Road Productions

    “LA 92,” Lightbox

    “Last Men in Aleppo,” Larm Film

    “Long Strange Trip,” Double E Pictures, AOMA Sunshine Films and Sikelia

    “One of Us,” Loki Films

    “Strong Island,” Yanceville Films and Louverture Films

    “Unrest,” Shella Films and Little by Little Films

    https://www.oscars.org/news/15-documentary-features-advance-2017-oscarr-race

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    Seems like most things made it. Cries from Syria, Kedi, Risk, Step and Whose Streets? are the biggest snubs, right?

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    Rinolo Twenty-two
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    “LA 92” beat “OJ: Made in America” at the Emmys and now it’s competing for an oscar nomination. How is that possible?

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    Paul Hardister
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    I wish Kedi was on the list 🙁

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    “LA 92” beat “OJ: Made in America” at the Emmys and now it’s competing for an oscar nomination. How is that possible?

    Different eligibility periods.

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    GusCruz
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    Seems like most things made it. Cries from Syria, Kedi, Risk, Step and Whose Streets? are the biggest snubs, right?

    Quest and The Work are significant and sad snubs too. SO HAPPY to see that Ex Libris made it through. What the hell is the Al Gore mess still doing here?

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    EmmyWinner
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    No Kedi 🙁

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