Doug Block's HBO & Sundance Documentary Gets New Life 20 Years Later: Presenting Home Page
This particular sold-out screening was run in conjunction with Thom Powers’ “Pure Nonfiction” series of Documentary screenings at the IFC Center. As the head documentary programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival, Powers knows a thing or two about Documentaries, as the festival has routinely played host to Oscar Winners, including last year's Best Documentary Free Solo.
The films that show as a part of “Pure Nonfiction” are typically new documentaries with relevance to issues in the public consciousness. This year’s standouts include The Case Against Adnan Syed, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, and The Brink. All new films that are inciting sprawling, nationwide conversations about wide ranging subjects. Although Home Page is 20 years older than many of the docs selected for the series, it is a major testament to the film’s relevance and staying power to be considered amongst some of the year’s biggest documentaries.
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