The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking have presented their first awards of 2015, with the group’s Heterodox Award going to Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” and the Legacy Award presented to Jennie Livingston’s 1990 classic “Paris is Burning.”
The Cinema Eye Heterodox Award, sponsored by Filmmaker Magazine, honors a fiction film that imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content and/or modes of production. In addition to “Boyhood,” 2015 Nominees included: “Heaven Knows What” (Josh and Benny Safdie), “A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness” (Ben Rivers and Ben Russell), “Stop the Pounding Heart” (Roberto Minervini) and “Under the Skin” (Jonathan Glazer).
This is the sixth year that Cinema Eye presented its Legacy Award, intended to honor classic films that inspire a new generation of filmmakers and embody the Cinema Eye mission: excellence in creative and artistic achievements in nonfiction films. The Legacy Award is sponsored by Hot Docs, which will host a special screening of “Paris is Burning” at this year’s festival in Toronto.