DOC NYC announces 2015 honourees

Frederick Wiseman, Jon Alpert and Barbara Kopple to receive Lifetime Achievement awards.

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Miss Sharon Jones! director and Lifetime Achievement Award honouree Barbara Kopple
Miss Sharon Jones! director and Lifetime Achievement Award honouree Barbara Kopple Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

At the second annual DOC NYC Visionaries Tribute luncheon, Frederick Wiseman, Jon Alpert and Barbara Kopple will be presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Among those on the host committee are Morgan Neville, Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras and Michael Moore. Wiseman's In Jackson Heights, Poitras's Field Of Vision: New Episodic Nonfiction and Moore's Where To Invade Next will be in the 53rd New York Film Festival.

Last year’s honourees were Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

“We’re delighted to give Lifetime Achievement Awards to three extraordinary filmmakers who continue to dazzle us with outstanding new work,” said DOC NYC Artistic Director Thom Powers. “On November 12, there’ll be a gathering of documentary talent like none other.”

HBO Documentary Films is the co-presenter of the Visionaries Tribute.

Barbara Kopple's Miss Sharon Jones! will be the Opening Night film of the sixth DOC NYC which runs from November 12 - 19.

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