‘Boyhood’ and ‘Under the Skin’ Among Cinema Eye Honors 2015 Heterodox Nominees [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
‘Boyhood’ and ‘Under the Skin’ Among Cinema Eye Honors 2015 Heterodox Nominees [WATCH VIDEO]
Scarlett Johansson at a press conference for Captain America: The Winter Soldier in March 2014.

The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking has announced the five nominees for its fourth yearly Cinema Eye Heterodox Award. Cinema Eye was founded in 2007 to recognize excellence in artistry and craft in nonfiction filmmaking. Read on for further details.

"Boyhood," which has been grabbing multiple awards at many ceremonies, is up for yet another award — documentary group the Cinema Eye Honors' Heterodox Award honoring hybrid fiction films. The honor is rather only one of its kind, honoring narrative films that nonetheless "imaginatively incorporate non-fiction strategies, content and/or modes of production."

At a time when an increasing amount of fusion works shadow the lines between narrative and documentary, it's pleasant to have at least one award that acknowledges that creativity. The award is sponsored by Filmmaker Magazine, a publication of IFP. Learn more at www.filmmakermagazine.com.

Introduced by Cinema Eye four years ago, it has since been won by Matt Porterfield's "Putty Hill," Mike Mills' "Beginners" (which, of course, won Christopher Plummer an Oscar) and Jem Cohen's "Museum Hours" and Carlos Reygados’s “Post Tenebras Lux.”

The Cinema Eye Heterodox Award 2015 nominees are:

  1. “Boyhood,” directed by Richard Linklater
  2. “Heaven Knows What,” directed by Josh and Benny Safdie
  3. “A Spell to Ward off the Darkness,” directed by Ben Rivers and Ben Russell
  4. “Stop the Pounding Heart,” directed by Roberto Minervini
  5. “Under the Skin,” directed by Jonathan Glazer

The winner will be presented with honor in January during the Cinema Eye Week in New York City.  The event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York.  Tickets can be purchased here.  Sam Green will be hosting this year's event, which will be held at the Museum of the Moving Image.  

That’s it for the news on the 8th Cinema Eye Honors Nominations. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.

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