Nanook of the North


Dir. Robert Flaherty (1922) Flaherty’s classic study of an Inuit and his family in the Canadian Arctic is regarded as the first feature-length documentary. Criticism of the film—namely, that Flaherty staged several scenes—would shape definitions of what constitutes “nonfiction” filmmaking for the next several decades.

Sat., July 7, 5:30 p.m., 2012

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