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:
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.