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The correct answer choice is (B).
Author Perspective questions are hard to prephrase with anything specific, because the author will agree with everything they said, and that's usually a lot! Focus on the Main Point, author's tone, and what you remember of their Viewpoint, and use that to sort answers into losers and contenders. Then, if you have more than one contender, go find evidence in the passage to support one of them.
Answer choice (A): While this may be true about early nonfiction films, this answer is far too broad. Our author might be fine with a retrospective of films all by one modern director or actor, or a gallery showing of paintings all by one artist.
Answer choice (B): This is the correct answer choice. The author clearly thinks that when it comes to early nonfiction films, the reaction of the audience will be impacted by how those films are shown. When a bunch of similar films of this type are all shown together, that's dull for the audience. Programming, according to the last paragraph, allows films to shine because they are given life and context. There is ample evidence that at least in the case of these films, mixing up different kinds of works (interplay) matters to the audience. This can be true, because in this case it IS true.
Answer choice (C): This is an opposite answer, because it is the presenters who have learned something from the vaudeville tradition, and their wisdom is being ignored. Archivists and festivals aren't too beholden to (paying too much attention to, being too guided by) that tradition, because they aren't paying enough attention to it.
Answer choice (D): We have no way of knowing what early cinemagoers thought about genre, although it seems likely that they COULD tell a nonfiction film from a comedy or a drama.
Answer choice (E): The author of the passage is not concerned with historians and academics, and even mentions that they might find it useful to study early nonfiction films in isolation from other types of films. It is the audience about whom he is concerned, not wanting them to have an inauthentic experience of these films.