Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 10:15
A proud and patriotic tour through the Library’s reading rooms, book stacks, card catalogs and auditorium, the Academy Award-winning short documentary “Library of Congress” (1945), preserved by the Academy Film Archive, highlights the federal institution’s global and local impact.The journey of books from Washington D.C. to rural America bookends the film, reinforcing its theme of the Library as an ambassador of knowledge and free speech. The film emphasizes the diversity of the Library’s impressive collections, from American history collections that range from founding documents to Native...
Posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:30
Charles Guggenheim (1924-2002) devoted his life to documentary filmmaking. An acclaimed director with a career that spanned five decades and films that garnered 12 Academy Award nominations and four wins, Guggenheim pursued his craft with an intensity and depth that few have matched.Evident in his work is a compassionate concern for the American experience, a subject Guggenheim explored time and again in films that are critical, celebratory, and oftentimes both. He is the rarest of documentarians: a man who not only captured the events of his time, but helped shape them. Seen above is a photo...
Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 02:45
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 86th Oscars®. One hundred forty-seven films had originally qualified in the category.
Posted Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 04:00
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 86th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations.
Posted Monday, September 30, 2013 - 04:00
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will present the world premiere of Oscar, a brand-new documentary tracing the history of the Academy Awards®, as part of its annual 31 Days of Oscar showcase, leading up to ABC's live Academy Awards telecast on March 2. Produced by Telling Pictures, Inc., in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Academy) and Hollywood Newsreel,this fascinating special will take movie lovers on a journey through Hollywood history...