We’re counting down the top documentary news of 2011 on New Year’s Eve!
The documentary about Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna (made exclusively from archival media) earned £375,000 ($614,000) in its June opening weekend in the UK, blowing away the previous record holder, Kevin Macdonald’s Touching The Void, which had earned about £100,000 in 2004.
Read an interview with Senna director Asif Kapadia on POV’s blog.
The 2011 Documentary Year in Review Countdown…
Ford Foundation Funds Webified Documentaries
Michael Moore Sues the Weinsteins over ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ Accounting
A film by you
‘Life In A Day,’ a Documentary Culled from 80,000 Filmmakers, Premieres Online
‘Senna’ Breaks U.K. Box-Office Records
Mobile device legend
Cinéma Vérité Pioneer Richard “Ricky” Leacock Dies
‘My Reincarnation’ Breaks Records on Kickstarter
Seeing is beliebing
3-D Documentaries Hit Theaters
Risks become real
War Documentarian Tim Hetherington (‘Restrepo’) Killed in Action
No flash in the pan
Popcorn.js Brings HTML5 and Interactivity to Documentaries
What if Banksy Wins an Oscar?
The Stop Online Privacy Act Catches the Web Off Guard
The West Memphis 3, Subjects of the ‘Paradise Lost’ Documentary Series, Are Set Free