To celebrate the theatrical release of Ephraim Asilil’s The Inheritance, his endlessly inventive debut feature and opening night selection of NYFF58’s Currents section, in the FLC Virtual Cinema (get tickets), we asked the Film at Lincoln Center community to share their favorite films that blend documentary and fiction.
From the works of Agnès Varda to Abbas Kiarostami, filmmakers have been blending the genres for decades to explore various elements of reality. Additional favorites included Orson Welles’ F is For Fake, Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell, Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima Mon Amour, and many more. This ongoing series is a part of our Community Corner, which brings movie lovers together in a digital space for community and conversation. Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation via Instagram and Twitter.
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— Jon Grimson (@jongrimson) March 12, 2021
Larry Clark's Kids
— Susan Roberson (@baskingrace) March 12, 2021
Close up 👆🏻👆🏻
— Julien (@1angrylebanese) March 12, 2021
— Jonathon Freeman-Anderson (@JFA_USA) March 12, 2021
Casting JonBenet comes to mind.
— Rose 🧶 (@msrosemarienyc) March 12, 2021
Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout is a sublime blend of storytelling and candid real world footage that contributes to a heady, trippy allegorical ‘Loss of Eden’ film that is as affecting today as it was nearly fifty years ago.
— Barry Lawes (@LawesBarry) March 12, 2021
I had no idea until someone told me that BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS was staged and not an actual documentary.
— UnkeelMan87 (@unkeelman87) March 12, 2021
— Carol Johnson AKA Cleo Everest (@CleoEverest) March 13, 2021
— John Rangel (@parksidefilms) March 12, 2021