Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment

Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment

                                Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment
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Crisis, Lonely Boy, Chronicle of a Summer. You may not know these films, but you see their influences every day--in everything from TV news to music videos to Webcams. The cinéma vérité (or direct cinema) movement of the '50s and '60s was driven by a group of rebel filmmakers tired of stilted documentaries. They wanted to show life as it really is: raw, gritty, dramatic. Rich in excerpts from vérité classics, Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment is the first film to capture all the excitement of a revolution that changed movie-making forever. Director Peter Wintonick's Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media is one of the bestselling documentaries of all time; co-producer Éric Michel won the Cannes Palme d'or for 50 ans, by director Gilles Carle, and co-producer Adam Symansky won an Oscar for Flamenco at 5:15.

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Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment, Peter Wintonick, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Peter Wintonick
  • producer
    Adam Symansky
    Éric Michel
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner
  • associate producer
    Kirwan Cox
  • script
    Kirwan Cox
  • camera
    Francis Miquet
  • sound
    Peter Wintonick
  • editing
    Marlo Miazga
    Peter Wintonick
  • sound editing
    Don Ayer
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music editing
    Jason Campbell
  • voice recording
    Patrick Viegas
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
    Sylvain Desbiens
  • music
    Jimmy James
  • archival rights
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • music clearances
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • participation
    Jean-Pierre Beauviala
    Michel Brault
    Gillian Caldwell
    Robin Cowie
    Robert Drew
    Jennifer Fox
    William Greaves
    Gregg Hale
    Wolf Koenig
    Roman Kroitor
    Barbara Kopple
    Richard Leacock
    Douglas Leiterman
    Terence Macartney-Filgate
    Donn A. Pennebaker
    Pierre Perrault
    Karel Reisz
    Jean Rouch
    Hope Ryden
    Floria Sigismondi
    Frederick Wiseman
    Albert Maysles