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SXSW Review: Basketball Doc 'Elevate' Scores

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 15, 2011 6:36 AM
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In the last few years, documentary films (at least the ones that are seen by everybody outside of HBO subscribers or museum frequenters) have splintered, roughly, into two camps. In one camp are the "issue" films that tackle some kind of grand social or environmental concern (like, say, the diorama-ish "An Inconvenient Truth" or "Inside Job") with a relative amount of objective emotional detachment. Then there are the documentaries that take a more narrative approach to their subjects, which resemble more closely traditional films and ask for a fair amount of emotional investment.

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