Receiving the 2019 Robert and Anne Drew Award for Documentary Excellence at today's fabulous DOC NYC Visionaries Luncheon, Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (whose film "American Factory" is a masterwork of cinema verite), paid a beautiful to Bob in their speech: "Documentaries are boring, Robert Drew said in the mid-50s. Robert Drew wanted a more immediate kind of documentary, a camera that put us in the middle of events as they unfold. No narration. No correspondent. Where we grapple with the events and the drama at hand right with the people on screen. He commissioned small, light cameras. He hired young kids to work with him. Their names were Pennebaker, Leacock, Maysles. They would give documentary a rebirth. We are two of their children." They even brought photos from when they met Bob and Anne at a film festival a decade ago. Bravo, Julia and Steven!