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Each year, Filmmaker sponsors Cinema Eye’s Heterodox Award, given to the fiction film that most compellingly illuminates the formal possibilities of nonfiction filmmaking while raising provocative questions about on-going documentary orthodoxy and the perceived boundaries between narrative and nonfiction filmmaking. The winner this year was Mike Mills’ Beginners, and below, juror Kimberly Reed (Prodigal Sons) takes you into the deliberation chamber.   When asked to jury the Heterodox Award, I was eager to engage in a conversation about cross-genre filmmaking that was artist-led, the aim of the award. The panel — Alrick Brown, Shannon Kennedy, Natalia Almada, Sandi DuBowski and […]

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