Good Documentaries

mjp

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Well...I'm more a fan of the documentary than the music.

For the first 20 minutes of the movie I was thinking, "This music is awful, South Africans are crazy," but the story around the music is great. The mystery, the hunt, the resurrection, it has everything.
 

PhillyDave

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This is coming out in December as bonus material on The Criterion release of Sam Fuller's Forty Guns. I look forward to the doc as much as the movie.

 

Short Bus

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For the first 20 minutes of the movie I was thinking, "This music is awful, South Africans are crazy," but the story around the music is great. The mystery, the hunt, the resurrection, it has everything.
Stranger still is he plays Royal Albert this week-the show is sold out. Almost needs a 2nd documentary!
 

PhillyDave

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Saw this hilarious doc this weekend. P.S. One of the main dorks, the "King" of Kong, has since been discovered as a cheater! Oh the drama.


 

d gray

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interesting doc on autistic savants. especially the little guy at the end doing those amazing drawings.

 
Gunsmoke Blues - Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, George "Harmonica" Smith

Summary: One weekend in November, 1971, bluesfreak, Link Wyler and his buddies from the Gunsmoke TV crew, gave in to temptation. On production hiatus, they bolted Hollywood to go and film Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner and George "Harmonica" Smith, who were then barnstorming the U.S. Pacific Northwest with their bands.

 
Hi everyone, I was thinking about writing a brief post for New Blood, but I don't have much to say...well, only this: I enjoy reading this forum from time to time but I won't participate much, my english has always been very half-assed; I'm from Spain and I didn't know until I watched the doc Born Into This that Bukowski was made for me; making my way through his work right now.

So this is why I was posting here: I'm a film buff and following reports from Sundance 2020 I spotted a title that I thought would be interesting to mention here. It's a documentary called Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets, about a dive bar in Las Vegas known as Roaring 20s. Too soon to know if it's really good, but I read some glowing reviews and automatically put this one in my watchlist.

https://www.sundance.org/projects/bloody-nose-empty-pockets

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Black Swan

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Just finished watching « The trials of Gabriel Fernandez » on Netflix.
A look at how the system fails to protect the children in cases of child abuse, resulting in death in many cases. It shows how the system works mainly at protecting itself and the different agencies involved .
Terribly hard to watch.
At the same time, it opens your eyes very wide on a 😢 reality.
 
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