October 18, 2006 7:53 AM
S.T. VanAirsdale reports on the Stranger Than Fiction series tribute to Ricky Leacock at the IFC Center Tuesday night (in conjunction with the Full Frame Documentary Festival). Introducing the event, Full Frame's Nancy Buirski praised:
"I think that you do understand the impact that direct cinema -- a new way of filming the world-- had on all of us," she said. "It affected the way we saw the world, and Ricky and his colleagues were in the forefront and really created this way of filming the world. But I would submit that Ricky took that further. He also not only believed that one doesn't infringe on what one is seeing, one observes, one just shoots what one sees. But I think he also understood that one appreciates the nuance and the details of what one sees....