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West Caldwell Native Earns Oscar Nod

Jason Cohen's documentary 'Facing Fear' is nominated for a best short doc Oscar.

Matthew Boger, the subject of Jason Cohen's "Facing Fear," in a trailer for the 2013 movie
Matthew Boger, the subject of Jason Cohen's "Facing Fear," in a trailer for the 2013 movie

Filmmaker and former West Caldwell resident Jason Cohen has received an Oscar nod for his 2013 documentary “Facing Fear.”

The James Caldwell High School graduate—now a California resident—was nominated for a short subject documentary late last month, according to The Progress.

The documentary tells the story of Matthew Boger, who as a gay 13-year-old," endured a savage beating at the hands of a group of neo-Nazis. Twenty-five years later, he meets one of them again by chance."

The Oscars are scheduled for March 2. 

You can view the film's trailer above or read more about West Caldwell-native on The Progress.


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