Nanook of the North
Dir. Robert Flaherty (1923). Pioneer documentarist Flaherty's moving study of Inuit life and culture made an impressive impact when first released, at a time when little had been done to reveal the corners of the earth on film. Although its continuity is rough and some of it is clearly staged, NANOOK is made with a painterly eye and shot through with memorable sequences, it remains Flaherty's best work. Its success marked the basic beginning of the feature documentary in America.
Sat., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., 2009
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