The prestigious cinema magazine hosts a noted poll of the best films every 10 years, but this is their first nonfiction-only poll. They solicited top 10s from 340 critics, programmers and filmmakers, including our artistic director and founder Gordon Quinn.
On the filmmakers' poll, Hoop Dreams came in at #14.
Here is the overall top 10:
1. Man With A Movie Camera, (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
2. Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, 1985)
3. Sans Soleil, (Chris Marker, 1982)
4. Night And Fog (Alain Resnais, 1955)
5. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1989)
6. Chronicle Of A Summer (Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin, 1961)
7. Nanook Of The North (Robert Flaherty, 1922)
8. The Gleaners And I (Agnès Varda, 2000)
9. Don’t Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker, 1967)
10. Grey Gardens (Albert and David Maysles, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, 1975)
In 2007 Hoop Dreams was voted #1 in a poll by the International Documentary Association.
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
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