Highlights from the 2018 Cinema Eye Honors

The Keepers

This docuseries examines the decades-old murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik and its suspected link to a priest accused of abuse. (Netflix)...

Five Came Back

Five acclaimed contemporary directors tell the story of five legendary Hollywood filmmakers who enlisted in the armed forces to document World War II. Producer Steven Spielberg presents the story of five legendary directors who risked their lives to document the...

13th

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist...

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

  • Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens, Julie Nives, Todd Fisher; For HBO Documentary Films: Executive Producer Sheila Nevins and Senior Producer Nancy Abraham nominated for Nonfiction Filmmaking for Broadcast
The story of a family’s complicated love, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity. Fisher and her mother, Reynolds, live in the same Beverly Hills compound. The 83-year-old...

Abortion: Stories Women Tell

In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade recognized the right of every woman in the United States to have an abortion. Since 2011, over half the states in the nation have significantly restricted access to abortions. In...

Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison

  • Kristi Jacobson, Julie Goldman and Katie Mitchell; For HBO Documentary Films: Executive Producer Sheila Nevins and Senior Producer Nancy Abraham nominated for Nonfiction Filmmaking for Broadcast
Located on an Appalachian mountaintop in Wise County, Va., Red Onion State Prison is a “supermax” facility built to house individual inmates in 8’x10’ solitary-confinement cells, 23 hours a day, for months, years and sometimes decades. Directed by Kristi Jacobson,...