Cinema: Documentary Daddy

To cinema devotees who believe that the movies are an art, not just entertainment, documentary films. are what symphony is to a music lover. To them, bluff, white-haired Robert Joseph Flaherty, who made the first documentary, Nanook of the North, 20 years ago, is almost the cinema equivalent of Composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

Buffalo, N. Y. last week saw an exhibition of Flaherty films as well as still pictures taken by his wife, Frances Hubbard Flaherty. The month-long exhibition was sponsored by Buffalo's Albright Art Gallery, included free showing of Nanook, Moana, Man of...

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