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2008 Oscar Documentary Shortlist

Chlotrudis Advisory Board member AJ Schnack has posted this year's Oscar shortlist for documentaries; it looks uncommonly strong, finding room for usual suspect Errol Morris, but also Werner Herzog and the excellent AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR, which screened the festival circuit (including IFF Boston) before airing on IFC.

As for omissions, the most glaring one is CHRIS AND DON: A LOVE STORY; I would've also liked to see UNIVERSE OF KEITH HARING and SECRECY on there. What other films (apart from those AJ mentions in his post) do you think got overlooked?

A.J. Reacts of Documentary Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced its Shortlist for the Oscars Documentary category yesterday, and much of the film blogging world has been reacting. A.J. Schnack, documentary filmmaker and Chlotrudis Advisory Council member, whose first feature doc, GIGANTIC: A TALE OF TWO JOHNS was the Chlotrudis Award for Best Documentary, and whose latest work, KURT COBAIN ABOUT A SON is enjoying a theatrical run right now, shares his thoughts on the Academy's selections in an insightful post over at his blog, All These Wonderful Things. Check it out.