The New Yorker's '62 Films That Shaped the Art of Documentary Filmmaking'

Based on this New Yorker piece by Richard Brody. Listed in chronological order and includes short and feature-length documentaries.

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  • Salt for Svanetia
  • The Forgotten Frontier
  • Enthusiasm
  • The City
  • Let There Be Light
  • Farrebique, or the Four Seasons
  • Strange Victory
  • Night and Fog
  • Chronicle of a Summer
  • Integration Report 1
  • The Children Were Watching
  • Belarmino
  • Take This Hammer
  • Love Meetings
  • A Time for Burning
  • Portrait of Jason
  • Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce'
  • The Queen
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Original Cast Album: Company
  • Odette Robert
  • Growing Up Female
  • Joyce at 34
  • Marjoe
  • F for Fake
  • El Sopar
  • Welfare
  • Grey Gardens
  • Not a Pretty Picture
  • The Battle of Chile: Part I
  • A Grin Without a Cat
  • Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives
  • The Police Tapes
  • Poto and Cabengo
  • With Babies and Banners: Story of the Women's Emergency Brigade
  • Fannie's Film
  • Shoah
  • The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On
  • Lightning Over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy
  • Rock Hudson's Home Movies
  • Thank You and Good Night
  • The Devil Never Sleeps
  • A Plate of Sardines
  • Histoire(s) du cinéma
  • Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
  • Fengming: A Chinese Memoir
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • Phyllis and Harold
  • The Missing Picture
  • This Is Not a Film
  • Actress
  • Field Niggas
  • No Home Movie
  • Coma
  • Rat Film
  • The Two Faces of a Bamileke Woman
  • Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?
  • Shirkers
  • Infinite Football
  • One Child Nation
  • My First Film
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead