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Errol Morris Reveals IDFA Top 10 Program, Including ‘Man With A Movie Camera’

Errol Morris Reveals IDFA Top 10 Program, Including 'Man With A Movie Camera'

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The 2015 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is partnering with documentary pioneer Errol Morris for this year’s Top 10 and retrospective programs. 

The filmmaker behind “The Thin Blue Line” has selected 10 documentaries by prominent directors with a reputation for innovation within the documentary genre. The selection includes work by the likes of Chris Marker, Dziga Vertov, Frederick Wiseman and Kazuo Hara. On Friday, 20 November, Morris will elaborate on the choices in his Top 10 at a masterclass chaired by American film theoretician Bill Nichols.

Morris’ Top 10 program includes:

“Bright Leaves” (USA, 2002) by Ross McElwee
“Fata Morgana” (Germany, 1971) by Werner Herzog
“It Felt Like a Kiss” (UK, 2009) by Adam Curtis
“Land Without Bread” (Spain, 1932) by Luis Buñuel
“Let There Be Light” (USA, 1946) by John Huston
“Man with a Movie Camera” (USSR, 1929) by Dziga Vertov
“One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevitch” (France, 1999) by Chris Marker
“Tales of the Grim Sleeper” (USA/UK, 2014) by Nick Broomfield
“The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On” (Japan, 1987) by Kazuo Hara
“Welfare” (USA, 1975) by Frederick Wiseman

Additionally, IDFA will be holding a Morris Retrospective, featuring six of the director’s films. “The Thin Blue Line” (1988), “Fast, Cheap and Out of Control” (1997), “Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.” (1999), “The Fog of War” (2003), “Tabloid” (2010) and “The Unknown Known” (2013) will all screen at IDFA 2015.

The festival takes place November 18-29.

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