Hamptons Doc Fest Film Gets Oscar Nod

A scene from the documentary "The Mole Agent."

A documentary screened at Hamptons Doc Fest’s virtual film festival in December is one of five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Feature, as named on Monday, March 15, by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The film, “The Mole Agent” directed by Maite Alberdi, was one of the offerings shown in the festival last December.

“Hamptons Doc Fest warmly congratulates the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary. You’ve enriched our lives,” says Hamptons Doc Fest founder and executive director Jacqui Lofaro. “And if you haven’t seen these compelling documentaries yet, we encourage you to catch up on them before the winner is announced at the Oscars broadcast on April 25.”

The five nominees are: “Collective,” directed by Alexander Nanau, an investigation into Romania’s notorious health care system, in the wake of a fire that brought down the government; “Crip Camp,” directed by James Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham, about a ramshackle camp in the Catskills for teenagers with disabilities, that launched the disability rights movement; “The Mole Agent,” directed by Maite Alberdi, about an 83-year-old man hired to become a resident “mole” inside a Chilean nursing home; “My Octopus Teacher,” directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, about an octopus in the South African kelp forest that helps a free-diver connect with life both above and below the surface; “Time,” directed by Garrett Bradley, about a woman who fights for the release of her husband while he serves a 60-year sentence for a bank robbery they both committed in the early 1990s.

Go to the Hamptons Doc Fest website at hamptonsdocfest.com to learn how to screen these films on various platforms.