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The 2009 Cinema Eye Nominations

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The Cinema Eye Honors are now in their second year of honoring the best in documentary filmmaking, looking as much at craft as subject matter, unlike the lingering tendencies among, say, the Oscars. The 2009 nominees were announced here in Park City this afternoon, with filmmaker and award co-chair AJ Schnack joined by “My Country, My Country”‘s Laura Poitras and Joe Berlinger, whose latest film, “Crude,” premiered at the festival yesterday. There are some exciting tugs at the boundaries of what’s considered nonfiction film in the list below — most notably Guy Maddin’s docu-fantasia “My Winnipeg,” which isn’t even in the same gene pool as your typical talking head doc. The awards will take place in New York on March 29.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION FEATURE FILMMAKING

MAN ON WIRE
Directed by James Marsh
Produced by Simon Chinn

MY WINNIPEG
Directed by Guy Maddin
Produced by Jody Shapiro and Phyllis Laing

THE ORDER OF MYTHS
Directed by Margaret Brown
Produced by Margaret Brown and Sara Alize Cross

ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED
Directed by Marina Zenovich
Produced by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Lila Yacoub and Marina Zenovich

WALTZ WITH BASHIR
Directed by Ari Folman
Produced by Ari Folman, Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner, Yael Nahlieli and Roman Paul

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION

Werner Herzog
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

James Marsh
MAN ON WIRE

Guy Maddin
MY WINNIPEG

Margaret Brown
THE ORDER OF MYTHS

Ari Folman
WALTZ WITH BASHIR

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

Henry Kaiser
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Simon Chinn
MAN ON WIRE

Hilary Sandison and Marc Silvera
STRANDED, I’VE COME FROM A PLANE THAT CRASHED ON THE MOUNTAINS

Carl Deal and Tia Lessin
TROUBLE THE WATER

Ari Folman, Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner, Yael Nahlieli and Roman Paul
WALTZ WITH BASHIR

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ellen Kuras
THE BETRAYAL (NERAKHOON)

Peter Zeitlinger
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Jody Shapiro
MY WINNIPEG

Michael Simmonds
THE ORDER OF MYTHS

Wang Shi Qing
UP THE YANGTZE

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Igor Martinovich
MAN ON WIRE

John Gurdebeke
MY WINNIPEG

Michael Taylor, Margaret Brown and Geoffrey Richman
THE ORDER OF MYTHS

Joe Bini
ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED

Nilli Feller
WALTZ WITH BASHIR

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ANIMATION

Adina Sales and the team at Blacklist
AMERICAN TEEN

Brian Oakes
I.O.U.S.A.

Andy Smetanka
MY WINNIPEG

Lasse Jarvi
SURFWISE

Lewis Kofsky and the team at Curious Pictures
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN?

Yoni Goodman
WALTZ WITH BASHIR

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC COMPOSITION

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
THE ENGLISH SURGEON

Kelli Scarr
IN A DREAM

Eric Liebman
LIFE. SUPPORT. MUSIC.

Danny Elfman
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE

Bela Fleck
THROW DOWN YOUR HEART

Max Richter
WALTZ WITH BASHIR

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

THE ENGLISH SURGEON
Directed and Produced by Geoffrey Smith

MY WINNIPEG
Directed by Guy Maddin
Produced by Jody Shapiro and Phyllis Laing

STRANDED, I’VE COME FROM A PLANE THAT CRASHED ON THE MOUNTAINS
Directed by Gonzalo Arijon
Produced by Hilary Sandison and Marc Silvera

UP THE YANGTZE
Directed by Yung Chang
Produced by Mila Aung-Thwin and John Christou

WALTZ WITH BASHIR
Directed by Ari Folman
Produced by Ari Folman, Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner, Yael Nahlieli and Roman Paul

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DEBUT FEATURE

Sascha Gervasi
ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL

Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath
THE BETRAYAL (NERAKHOON)

Christopher Bell
BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER*

Jeremiah Zagar
IN A DREAM

Yung Chang
UP THE YANGTZE

AUDIENCE CHOICE PRIZE

AMERICAN TEEN
Directed by Nanette Burstein

ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Directed by Werner Herzog

GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Directed by Alex Gibney

MAN ON WIRE
Directed by James Marsh

TROUBLE THE WATER
Directed by Carl Deal and Tia Lessin

UP THE YANGTZE
Directed by Yung Chang

YOUNG@HEART
Directed by Stephen Walker

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…