By Christina Wilkie - 01/17/11 11:17 PM EST
More than a dozen of the year’s best American documentary films will fan out across the globe starting next month, as part of the State Department’s third annual American Documentary Showcase.
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced the lineup on Monday, and a number of the films that will be included are considered serious contenders for an Oscar award next month.
Overseas program participants will also be able to catch the political history thriller “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers,” and “No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson,” a film about the basketball star’s youth.
One film that won’t be included in the State Department program, despite plenty of Oscar buzz? “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.”
Correction: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the organization responsible for the Oscars. Incorrect information appeared in an earlier version of this post.