Creating the In-Text Citation
Within the academic paper, sentences that use information directly from the documentary should include a parenthetical citation before the period. In MLA style, the title of the film should be included in the parenthetical citation. For example: Gun culture has been blamed for the tragedy in Columbine ("Bowling for Columbine").
Works Cited Page
On the Works Cited page, the listing begins with the title of the film in italics. The director is listed after indicating "Dir." and actors are listed after indicating "Perf." The film studio is then listed followed by a comma to separate the year of release. Finally, "Film." concludes the citation. For example: Bowling for Columbine (in italics). Dir. Michael Moore. Perf. Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, and Marilyn Manson. Alliance Atlantis, 2002. Film.