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The Experimental Vanguard of Documentary Film


Film at Lincoln Center usually presents Art of the Real, its annual showcase for artistically forward-thinking nonfiction film, in the spring. This year, those plans were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and so it’s only now that they’ve been able to put together the 2020 edition — naturally, via an online program. Notable selections this year include 143 Sahara Street, about a remote café in the Algerian desert; The American Sector, about disparate sections of the Berlin Wall around the world; and A Shape of Things to Come, a profile of a survivalist living alone in the Sonoran Desert.

Additionally, here are the films in the lineup that Hyperallergic has already reviewed out of earlier festivals:

Individual titles can be rented for $10, and there are a variety of package options and passes available for purchase as well.

When: November 13–26
Where: Online

More info at the Film at Lincoln Center website

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Dan Schindel is Associate Editor for Documentary at Hyperallergic. He lives and works in New York.

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