Anybody here a fan of documentaries?

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Just wondering if anyone else here enjoys watching documentaries every now and then.

The two best ones I have recently seen are Jesus Camp and The Bridge.

Jesus Camp: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486358/

The Bridge: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0799954/


One of my co-workers just let me borrow Iraq in Fragments, so we'll see if that one is good.
I watched Jesus Camp the other night on A&E.

The most ironic part about that film was the segment where Ted Haggard, the defrocked gay Colo. Springs minister, was preaching about the evils of homosexuality....while, the film was in production right during the time of his assignations with a male prostitute.

The film was also a cautionary tale about brainwashing in general. It is unfair to indict evangelicals as a whole based upon this one film, but these people portrayed in this film were pretty scary. I grew up around these types of zealots. What these folks are doing borders on child abuse.
 
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I watched Jesus Camp the other night on A&E.

The most ironic part about that film was the segment where Ted Haggard, the defrocked gay Colo. Springs minister, was preaching about the evils of homosexuality....while, the film was in production right during the time of his assignations with a male prostitute.

The film was also a cautionary tale about brainwashing in general. It is unfair to indict evangelicals as a whole based upon this one film, but these people portrayed in this film were pretty scary. I grew up around these types of zealots. What these folks are doing borders on child abuse.
It was very scary. At first you think that no, these people can't actually be serious, but they are. THAT is the scary thing. I agree with you when you say it borders on child abuse.
 
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Roger and Me is a fine documentary, even with the Michael Moore association. I think it lacks some of the partisan politics that mar his later films--and is hilarious and actually interesting.

I second King of Kong. Great fun there.

Another is The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Fascinating look at an influential, tortured musician and artist with a cult-following. Really an amazing portrait of a great artist.

My Flesh and Blood: follows a California single mother with 11 adopted children, each of whom have diseases or physical disabilities (no legs, cystic fibrosis, etc.) An amazing, tragic, but beautiful film.
 

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Another good one is "Cowboy Del Amor," about the unique life of an old cowboy in Texas who specializes in matching up American men and Mexican women.

Check the website www.cowboydelamor.com

It's one of the most entertaining documentaries I've seen.
 

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Good ones I've seen recently:

1. Michael Moore Hates America

2. SPOOKED: The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanitorium

3. Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution (old one that originally aired on BBC back in the seventies, still pretty good stuff.)
 
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Another good one is "Cowboy Del Amor," about the unique life of an old cowboy in Texas who specializes in matching up American men and Mexican women.

Check the website www.cowboydelamor.com

It's one of the most entertaining documentaries I've seen.
Cowboys Del Amor? Didn't they already make a movie about cowboys in love? ;)
 
Roger and Me is a fine documentary, even with the Michael Moore association. I think it lacks some of the partisan politics that mar his later films--and is hilarious and actually interesting.

I second King of Kong. Great fun there.

Another is The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Fascinating look at an influential, tortured musician and artist with a cult-following. Really an amazing portrait of a great artist.

My Flesh and Blood: follows a California single mother with 11 adopted children, each of whom have diseases or physical disabilities (no legs, cystic fibrosis, etc.) An amazing, tragic, but beautiful film.
Rabbits... pets or meat. :biggrin2:
 

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Hands on the Hard Body is a pretty interesting documentary about a contest to win a truck.
http://imdb.com/title/tt0116481/
Fun thing is, I am from (and am currently back living) in Longview, the town where they hold that contest. I haven't seen the doc yet, but have heard nothing but good things about it.

They haven't had the contest in a few years after a guy who was in something like the 70th hour got eliminated ,went across the street, broke into a K-Mart, loaded a gun and shot himself in the store. Some people just really can't handle losing...
 

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