“Indie documentaries,” or lawsuit Astroturf?

by Walter Olson on October 12, 2011

Glenn Garvin at the Miami Herald has spotted a trend on the film festival circuit. Among the questions he raises: why was the New York Times so oddly unskeptical about the Chevron-bashing opus Crude? And why was such widespread credulity accorded to the showcasing of Jamie Leigh Jones’s lawsuit in Susan Saladoff’s Hot Coffee? More: Jim Dedman, Abnormal Use.

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1 Bill 10.12.11 at 5:15 pm

Hardly a new trend. Smaller film festivals have long given accolades to the mostly unfounded greenie documentaries that have flooded their lists in recent years.

2 John Burgess 10.12.11 at 8:30 pm

Sundance anyone?

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