Picks of the week: The First Academy Awards

On May 16th, 1929, the first ever Academy Awards were presented, signalling a major turning point in the development of cinema as an art. Take a look back on the short but eventful history of film with these three picks.

Why we picked this doc:

The Extraordinary Voyage is a behind-the-scenes look at a major piece of film history. A new print of A Trip to the Moon is discovered, painstakingly restored, and premiered at Cannes in this richly detailed doc.

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Why we picked this doc:

This doc takes a look back at the history of the often-overlooked but integral film editor. Edge Codes traces the development of editing, from its invention to its current form, and reveals just how the editor’s work affects an audience- even if they might not be aware of it.

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Why we picked this doc:

Comprised of rich, engaging conversations with some of the most important figures of the New German Cinema movement, from Wenders himself to Fassbinder, Herzog, and von Trotta, this film manages to be both highly intimate and universally interesting.

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