Oscars: 159 Films Will Compete for Documentary Feature

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The submissions, some of which still need to complete a qualifying theatrical run, include 'American Factory,' 'Halston,' 'Pavarotti' and 'Tesla Nation.'

A whopping 159 feature documentaries have been submitted for consideration to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 2020 documentary feature Oscar race, the organization revealed Tuesday. 

The films span a wide spectrum of topics, from gun violence in Jake Lefferman and Emily Taguchi's After Parkland and the 1969 moon landing in Todd Douglas Miller's Apollo 11, to figures such as Dr. Ruth Westheimer in Ryan White's Ask Dr. Ruth, Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona in Asif Kapadia's Diego Maradona and the life of author Toni Morrison in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.

The Academy noted that several of the films have not yet had their Oscar-qualifying theatrical run. Documentary features must have a seven-day theatrical run in Los Angeles and New York by the end of the year. 

The 2019 submissions, listed in alphabetical order, are:

After Parkland
The All-Americans
Always in Season
The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
American Dharma
American Factory
American Relapse
Angels Are Made of Light
The Apollo
Apollo 11
Ask Dr. Ruth
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
The Biggest Little Farm
The Black Godfather
Blink of an Eye
Blowin’ Up
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story
Bridges of Time
The Brink
Broken Dreams
The Bronx USA
Bruno Sammartino
Buddha in Africa
Call Me Intern
Carmine Street Guitars
The Cave
Chasing Einstein
Cinema Morocco
Citizen K
The Cold Blue
Cold Case Hammarskjold
Combat Obscura
The Cordillera of Dreams
Cracked Up
David Crosby: Remember My Name
Diego Maradona
The Disappearance of My Mother
Don’t Be Nice
Echo in the Canyon
The Edge of Democracy
The Elephant Queen
Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops
Fantastic Fungi
#Female Pleasure
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
Finding Farideh
Finding the Way Home
For Sama
For the Birds
The Fourth Kingdom. The Kingdom of Plastics
Framing John DeLorean
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
The Game Changers
Gay Chorus Deep South
Ghost Fleet
The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash
The Gospel of Eureka
The Great Hack
Hail Satan?
Hate Among Us
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
Heimat Is a Space in Time
Hope Frozen
The Hottest August
Humberto Mauro
I Had a Dream
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It
Janani’s Juliet
Jay Myself
Jim Allison: Breakthrough
Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
The Kingmaker
Knock Down the House
Letter to the Editor
Liberty: Mother of Exiles
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Love, Antosha
M for Malaysia
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
Meeting Gorbachev
Midnight Family
Midnight Traveler
Mike Wallace Is Here
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements
The Most Dangerous Year
Moti Bagh
My Home India
My Name Is Daniel
On the President’s Orders
One Child Nation
The Proposal
Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
Q Ball
The Quiet One
Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Reinventing Rosalee
The Rememberer
The River and the Wall
Roll Red Roll
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Running With Beto
The Russian Five
Satan & Adam
Sea of Shadows
The Serengeti Rules
Shooting the Mafia
16 Bars
16 Shots
The Spy Behind Home Plate
Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken
Talking About Trees
Tell Me Who I Am
Tesla Nation
This Changes Everything
This One’s for the Ladies
To Be of Service
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality
A Tuba to Cuba
Walking on Water
Western Stars
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?
When Lambs Become Lions
When Tomatoes Met Wagner
Where’s My Roy Cohn?
Who Will Write Our History
Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation
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