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Mock Docs: A Breakdown of ‘Documentary Now!’

Writer Joe Berkowitz analyzes IFC’s comedy series, Documentary Now!, for Fast Company.  The comical look at specific docs and filmmaking styles is the brainchild of SNL alums Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers. In it films such as the Maysles Brothers’ (filmmaking team Albert and David) 1975 Grey Gardens;  HBO’s hard-hitting news series, Vice; and even the seminal 1922 Robert Flaherty doc, Nanook of the North.