The film from veteran director Fred Wiseman paints a portrait of a Queens neighborhood
Awards season kicked into high gear this week -- first with the Gotham Independent Film Awards and then the National Board of Review. Now the New York Film Critics Circle has weighed in -- and each one of those institutions declared a different film the year's best documentary.
NYFCC voted In Jackson Heights the top nonfiction film of 2015, the latest documentary from Fred Wiseman who released his first film in 1967.
In Jackson Heights documents a working class section of Queens described as "one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the world."
Earlier in the week the Gotham Independent Film Awards named Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence Best Documentary. The next day the National Board of Review gave its top documentary honor to Asif Kapadia's Amy.
Wiseman has directed more than 40 films in his extraordinary career, including Ballet , La Comédie Française ou L'Amour Joué  and At Berkeley .
In Jackson Heights will screen Friday (Dec. 4) on the University of Notre Dame campus and in Santa Fe, New Mexico. at the Center for Contemporary Art. It screens Monday, Dec. 7 in Champaign, Ill. at the Art Theater Co-op. A complete list of upcoming screening dates/locations can be found here.
The full list of New York Film Critics Circle honorees:
2015 AwardsBest Picture
Best Supporting Actress
CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
Best Supporting Actor
BRIDGE OF SPIES
Best Animated Film
Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary)
In Jackson Heights
Best Foreign Language Film
Best First Film
SON OF SAUL
William Becker and Janus Films
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.