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New York Film Festival Unveils Auteur-Packed Doc Lineup

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! August 19, 2014 at 4:11PM

New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center has revealed its Spotlight on Documentary lineup for the 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26-October 12). Documentary filmmakers presenting new works include Les Blank, Debra Granik, Albert Maysles, Martin Scorsese, Frederick Wiseman, Ethan Hawke, among others.
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"The Look of Silence"
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New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center has revealed the Spotlight on Documentary lineup for the 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26-October 12).

Documentary filmmakers presenting new works include Les Blank, Debra Granik, Albert Maysles, Martin Scorsese, Frederick Wiseman, Ethan Hawke, among others.

Highlights include Gabe Polsky's Cannes hit "Red Army," Maysles' design doc "Iris," "Act of Killing" director and Oscar nominee Joshua Oppenheimer's much-anticipated "The Look of Silence," Scorsese's in-depth look at The New York Review of Books, "The 50-Year Argument," and more.

More and more festivals are drifting deeply into documentary programming. Just look at today's Toronto announcements, here. NYFF's New York, US and World Premiere docs will presage which nonfiction features become part of the conversation this Fall.

Full NYFF doc lineup revealed below:

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