September 21, 2021

Variety and Rolling Stone Announce Truth Seeker Award

Variety and Rolling Stone are pleased to announce programming for the inaugural Truth Seekers virtual summit on Aug. 26, presented by Showtime Documentary Films. Keynote speakers will include Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris (“The Fog of War”) with panels from the documentarians behind “Allen v. Farrow,” “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry,” “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel,” “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” “Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer” and more.

Stanley Nelson will receive the Truth Seeker Award. A MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Peabody Award recipient and Emmy Award winner, Nelson is one of the most decorated documentary filmmakers in the industry, whose riveting, research-driven narratives reexamine familiar and forgotten portraits of American history. His upcoming feature-length film “Attica,” from Showtime Documentary Films, will follow the 1971 prison rebellion in Attica, N.Y., which remains the country’s deadliest prison uprising. “Attica” will premiere on Showtime later this fall.  

Read more at Variety.

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