What makes a good documentary film? Plus a chat with ‘Good Night Oppy’ director Ryan White | Streamed & Screened podcast

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This week we’re highlighting an interview Bruce Miller did with Ryan White, the director of “Good Night Oppy.” The film, which documents NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity, is in theaters now and will land on Amazon Prime on Nov. 23. It’s an unexpectedly moving movie that Bruce has short-listed for his Oscar pool, and we thought we’d take the opportunity to hash out some of the other great documentaries this year and what it is that makes a great non-fiction film or series.

Since Bruce also recently had a chat with the “Documentary Now!” creators we give some shine to that consistently brilliant satirical deconstruction of the genre.

Streamed & Screened is a podcast about movies and TV hosted by Bruce Miller, an entertainment reporter for multiple decades who is now the editor of the Sioux City JournalJared McNett, a reporter for the Sioux City Journal, and Chris Lay, the podcast operations manager for Lee Enterprises.

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