Paley Presents

The Academy Award–Nominated Documentary Features

Mar 1 – 2, 2014
12:00 AM

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The Paley Center for Media is pleased once again to screen the Feature Documentaries nominated for the Academy Awards. These weekend screenings give Paley Center visitors a unique chance to see all the documentary features before the 86th Oscars telecast on Sunday evening, March 2. The Paley Center will continue to screen new documentaries throughout this coming year. Follow @paleycenter on Twitter for updates.

Saturday, March 1, 2014
12:10 pm Cutie and the Boxer  (Also screening at the Paley Center in Los Angeles at the time listed)
1:45 pm Dirty Wars 
3:45 pm 20 Feet from Stardom (Also screening in LA)

Sunday, March 2, 2014 
12:10 pm The Act of Killing (Also screening in LA)
3:00 pm The Square (Also screening in LA)

Saturday, March 1


12:10 pm
Cutie and the Boxer
Filmmakers Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
Cutie and the Boxer explores the forty-year relationship of leading New York City artist Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko. As Ushio tries to find commercial success for his alternative style, Noriko pursues her own semi-autobiographical art project, searching for her own artistic voice.

1:45 pm
Dirty Wars
Filmmakers Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
Dirty Wars follows reporter Jeremy Scahill as he investigates America’s covert wars. A U.S. night raid in Afghanistan gone wrong sparks his global investigation of the Joint Special Operations Command, exploring the consequences of war through a world unknown to the public.

3:45 pm (Also screening in Los Angeles)
20 Feet from Stardom 
Filmmakers Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen, and Caitrin Rogers
Backup singing has been a low-profile art form—until now. 20 Feet from Stardom puts the spotlight on these unsung heroes of music and provides a personal look into the frustrations, challenges, and triumphs in their decades-long careers.


Sunday, March 2 


12:10 pm (Also screening in Los Angeles)
The Act of Killing
Filmmakers Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
When the Indonesian government was overthrown by its military in 1965, several small-time black market dealers were promoted to death squad leaders. In this documentary, the filmmakers challenge these former executioners to recreate their mass killings on camera in the style of their favorite film genres.

3:00 pm (Also screening in Los Angeles)
The Square 
Filmmakers Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
The Square tells the story of the ongoing Egyptian Revolution of 2011 through the eyes of several different activists, giving an up-close view of the revolution and the voices behind it.



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