Make It Real: Notes on Nonfiction Camp

Make It Real: Notes on Nonfiction Camp (Film Comment)

“It’s a truism of comedy: what’s funny to some may not be funny to others. But the effect of such a disparity can be dicier in documentary. If you find yourself not laughing, and alienated by others’ laughing, it can be tempting to find that laughter suspect. We might blame the film and filmmakers for eliciting it, and judge the film and its audience for judging the people on screen.”

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