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Title: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: smirnoff on March 24, 2010, 11:19:30 AM
This post will be updated with any documentaries mentioned in the thread.
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Best Documentaries
24 City
American Teen
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Aristocrats, The
Baadasssss!
Beaches of Agnes, The
Bigger Stronger Faster*
Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary
Born in to Brothels
Bowling For Columbine
Bright Leaves
Bus 174
Business of Being Born, The
Capturing the Friedmans
Case of the Grinning Cat, The
Children Underground
Cocaine Cowboys
Comedian
Complete History of My Sexual Failures, The
Control Room
Corporation, The
Cove, The
Dark Days
Darwin's Nightmare
Dear Zachary
Deep Water
Deliver Us From Evil
Devil's Playground
Domestic Violence
Encounters at the End of the World
Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
Every Little Step
Fahrenheit 9/11
Five Obstructions, The
Fog of War, The
Food Inc.
Forever
Gaea Girls
Garden, The
Gleaners and I, The
Grizzly Man
Helvetica
Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinematheque
Herb & Dorothy
Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
How To Draw A Bunny
If I Should Fall From Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story
In Search of Beethoven
In The Realms Of The Unreal
In the Shadow of the Moon
Inconvenient Truth, The
Jesus Camp
Keep The River On Your Right
Kid Stays In the Picture, The
King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, The
Lake of Fire
Los Angeles Plays Itself
Lost In La Mancha
Mad Hot Ballroom
Man on Wire
Manufactured Landscapes
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
Murderball
My Architect
My Flesh and Blood
My Kid Could Paint That
My Winnipeg
No Direction Home
No End In Sight
Not Quite Hollywood
Of Time And The City
Order of Myths, The
Phantom Menace Review, The
Pinochet Case, The
Religulous
Rembrandt's J'accuse
Rivers and Tides
Runaway
Scratch
Sicko
Spellbound
Shut Up & Sing
Standard Operating Procedure
State Legislature
Stevie
Street Fight
Super Size Me
Taxi to the Dark Side
To Be And To Have (Être et avoir)
Touching The Void
Trials of Darryl Hunt, The
Tyson
Up the Yangtze
Useless
Waltz With Bashir
We Live In Public
Weather Underground, The
West of the Tracks - Part 1: Rust
West of the Tracks - Part 2: Remnants
West of the Tracks - Part 3: Rails
When the Levees Broke
Who Killed The Electric Car
Why We Fight
Wild Parrots Of Telegraph Hill, The
Winged Migration
Wordplay
Young@Heart

Note: -What is a documentary? The line between what is and isn't a documentary is too fuzzy to be used as a blanket rule, so instead it's up to you to decide what qualifies. If you feel My Winnipeg is a doc, go ahead and vote for it. If you feel it isn't a doc, but still love it... well, it's up to you what you do. There's always the Best Film category. But anyways, we're not going to tell you who you can and can't vote for in this category. Unless, of course, you're just being silly.




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Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 24, 2010, 08:08:38 PM
Rivers and Tides
My Kid Could Paint That
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Clovis8 on March 24, 2010, 08:20:16 PM

My Kid Could Paint That


I have a strong feeling this is going to be my 17 Again!  :(
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: mañana on March 24, 2010, 08:26:32 PM
Children Underground (Edet Belzberg, 2001)
The Pinochet Case (Patricio Guzmán, 2002)
The Fog of War (Errol Morris, 2003)
No Direction Home (Martin Scorsese, 2005)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (Sacha Gervasi, 2008)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Clovis8 on March 24, 2010, 08:55:53 PM
Man on Wire (2008, James Marsh)
My Winnipeg (2007, Guy Maddin)

Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: mañana on March 24, 2010, 09:01:48 PM
My Winnipeg (2007, Guy Maddin)
I don't think it belongs here, but it's cool if others do.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: zarodinu on March 24, 2010, 09:46:50 PM
My Winnipeg (2007, Guy Maddin)
I'm not convinced it belongs here, but it's cool if others do.

I need to watch this bad.  Damn you netflix instant play and college library for conspiring against me.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 24, 2010, 09:49:00 PM
My Winnipeg (2007, Guy Maddin)
I'm not convinced it belongs here, but it's cool if others do.

I need to watch this bad.  Damn you netflix instant play and college library for conspiring against me.

Blockbuster should have it, that's where I bought my copy.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ferris on March 24, 2010, 09:52:59 PM
My Winnipeg (2007, Guy Maddin)
I'm not convinced it belongs here, but it's cool if others do.

I need to watch this bad.  Damn you netflix instant play and college library for conspiring against me.

Blockbuster should have it, that's where I bought my copy.

I'd look for any of this director's student films at whatever college he went to.  :P
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Melvil on March 24, 2010, 11:04:39 PM

My Kid Could Paint That


I have a strong feeling this is going to be my 17 Again!  :(

Didn't we convince you how wrong you were about it? I distinctly remember that in my mind. :D
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Abomination on March 24, 2010, 11:06:29 PM
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Bondo on March 24, 2010, 11:52:05 PM
Finally I get to bust out a list that I don't then have to edit into the top post:

Bowling For Columbine
Super Size Me
Murderball
The Garden
Lake of Fire
We Live In Public
Devil's Playground
Jesus Camp
The Aristocrats
American Teen
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: smirnoff on March 25, 2010, 06:44:43 AM
My Winnipeg (2007, Guy Maddin)
I don't think it belongs here, but it's cool if others do.
How do we all feel about it folks? It has always struck me as a doc, different as is it.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: smirnoff on March 25, 2010, 07:23:13 AM
(http://i42.tinypic.com/ixxctk.jpg)
Deep Water (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460766/)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/4r9m9v.jpg)
Kid Stays In the Picture, The (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303353/)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2dhacr7.jpg)
My Flesh and Blood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0342804/)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2z9go07.jpg)
Religulous (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0815241/)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2ld3l.jpg)
Touching The Void (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379557/)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/16jg4d0.jpg)
Trials of Darryl Hunt, The (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446055/)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/juhjwp.jpg)
Winged Migration (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301727/)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: worm@work on March 25, 2010, 07:42:02 AM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/14xfkma.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/8xih4x.jpg)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/287ktfm.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/90u6mr.jpg)

Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ferris on March 25, 2010, 07:56:24 AM
My Winnipeg (2007, Guy Maddin)
I don't think it belongs here, but it's cool if others do.
How do we all feel about it folks? It has always struck me as a doc, different as is it.

Let's categorize it as a doc for our purposes here. 
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: tinyholidays on March 25, 2010, 08:42:18 AM
Nice to see Gleaners get some attention here.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: smirnoff on March 25, 2010, 12:49:33 PM
Fahrenheit 9/11
Sicko

I'm just putting 'em out there.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ferris on March 25, 2010, 12:55:04 PM
Fahrenheit 9/11
Sicko

Bowling for Columbine is better than either of these.  So I'll submit that for consideration!
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ferris on March 25, 2010, 12:57:04 PM
My Winnipeg (2007, Guy Maddin)
I don't think it belongs here, but it's cool if others do.
How do we all feel about it folks? It has always struck me as a doc, different as is it.

Let's categorize it as a doc for our purposes here. 

Clovis has made a good argument against this in the General Discussions thread, and I credit him for that cause I know he's big fan. 
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: smirnoff on March 25, 2010, 12:59:26 PM
Fahrenheit 9/11
Sicko

Bowling for Columbine is better than either of these.

I agree, but it was already on the list :)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: mañana on March 25, 2010, 01:23:14 PM
Dark Days (2000)
Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)
Street Fight (2005)
Stevie (2002)
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
Up the Yangtze (2008)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Verite on March 25, 2010, 05:33:23 PM
Beaches of Agnes, The
Bus 174
Case of the Grinning Cat, The
Darwin's Nightmare
Domestic Violence
Forever (2006, dir. Heddy Honigmann)
Gaea Girls
Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
Order of Myths, The
Runaway (2001, dir. Kim Longinotto)
Scratch
State Legislature
West of the Tracks - Part 1: Rust
West of the Tracks - Part 2: Remnants
West of the Tracks - Part 3: Rails
When the Levees Broke

Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: THATguy on March 25, 2010, 05:51:58 PM
Deliver Us From Evil
Taxi to the Dark Side

These will likely be my top 2, and not even really close.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: FifthCityMuse on March 25, 2010, 07:31:07 PM
Bright Leaves - Ross McElwee, 2003.

Expect a write up of this one in coming days. I'm not certain, but I suspect it's pretty great. Not sure how available it is.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: tinyholidays on March 25, 2010, 10:00:09 PM
Some lighter, nerdier fare:

Wordplay (2006)
Spellbound (2003)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: michael x on March 25, 2010, 11:08:24 PM
Some lighter, nerdier fare:

Wordplay (2006)
Spellbound (2003)

Wordplay was really fun.


I'll mention Grizzly Man, supposing it's eligible.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: jbissell on March 26, 2010, 06:54:46 PM
Some lighter, nerdier fare:

Wordplay (2006)
Spellbound (2003)

I liked Wordplay, but it won't make my list.

Spellbound, on the other hand, is delightful and will be on it.

If we had a best quotes category "Do I sound like a musical robot?" would be on mine.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: zarodinu on March 26, 2010, 08:09:14 PM
Waltz with Bashir.

I also just saw My Winnipeg and it totally belongs on the list, its only crime is being stylistically different and unique.  Put it back on the list and people can decide if they want to vote or not.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: smirnoff on March 26, 2010, 08:21:35 PM
Oops right, I meant to put it back up there.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ferris on March 26, 2010, 08:47:06 PM
The inmates are running the assylum!  :P

But I guess you have to expect that when you volunteer to work at an assylum :D
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Gobman on March 26, 2010, 10:24:22 PM
Cocaine Cowboys

Come on people, sure it's extremely flashy, but it's also extremely awesome.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: oldkid on March 27, 2010, 01:53:20 AM
Some didn't care for it, but I think Dear Zachary should be on there.  Better than Capturing the Freidmans, anyhow.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Clovis8 on March 27, 2010, 02:31:41 AM
Some didn't care for it, but I think Dear Zachary should be on there.  Better than Capturing the Freidmans, anyhow.

I agree Zachary will be making my list.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: smirnoff on March 27, 2010, 09:43:55 AM
I don't think it'll make my list, but Born in to Brothels is probably worth a mention.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: smirnoff on March 27, 2010, 09:50:57 AM
These have a good chance of making my list:
Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
Corporation, The
Inconvenient Truth, An
No End In Sight

I haven't seen these, but figured I'd mention them:
Food inc.
Cove, The
Young@Heart
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Gobman on March 27, 2010, 09:56:21 PM
Ooh, also Bigger Stronger Faster*
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Gobman on March 27, 2010, 11:04:22 PM
Oh, and In the Shadow of the Moon

Good decade for docos.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Bondo on March 28, 2010, 01:25:47 AM
A couple others I'm considering:

The Business of Being Born
Shut Up & Sing
The Weather Underground
Control Room
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: duder on March 28, 2010, 12:16:55 PM
(http://www.ioncinema.com/old/images/upload/movie_947_poster.jpg)

etre et avoir (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDcqQuoWnFI#)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: jbissell on March 28, 2010, 01:10:02 PM
(http://www.ioncinema.com/old/images/upload/movie_947_poster.jpg)

Oh man, I had forgotten about this one.

It's on Instant Netflix people!
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on March 28, 2010, 02:19:49 PM
2, not listed, for consideration:

Not Quite Hollywood
The Complete History of my Sexual Failures
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: jbissell on March 29, 2010, 03:13:50 PM
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 30, 2010, 02:01:08 AM
Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: zarodinu on March 30, 2010, 08:30:32 PM
I can think of only five documentaries this decade that escaped the yoke of journalism/human interest story, and truly did something artistic with the genre.

5.  The King of Kong
4.  My Winnipeg
3.  Waltz with Bashir
2.  Fog of War
1.  Grizzly Man
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ferris on March 30, 2010, 10:27:04 PM
Why We Fight
Who Killed the Electric Car
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Clovis8 on March 30, 2010, 10:30:41 PM
I can think of only five documentaries this decade that escaped the yoke of journalism/human interest story, and truly did something artistic with the genre.

5.  The King of Kong
4.  My Winnipeg
3.  Waltz with Bashir
2.  Fog of War
1.  Grizzly Man

great list but missing man on wire.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: sdedalus on March 30, 2010, 11:07:01 PM
I can think of only five documentaries this decade that escaped the yoke of journalism/human interest story, and truly did something artistic with the genre.

5.  The King of Kong
4.  My Winnipeg
3.  Waltz with Bashir
2.  Fog of War
1.  Grizzly Man

24 City.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: zarodinu on March 31, 2010, 03:22:31 AM
I can think of only five documentaries this decade that escaped the yoke of journalism/human interest story, and truly did something artistic with the genre.

5.  The King of Kong
4.  My Winnipeg
3.  Waltz with Bashir
2.  Fog of War
1.  Grizzly Man

24 City.

Its a documentary?

great list but missing man on wire.

I should probably give it a second try.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 31, 2010, 10:02:23 AM
Just realized this wasn't on the list:

(http://residentjudge.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/of-time-and-the-city-poster.jpg)

Also:

(http://www.movietrailers.net.au/images/mike-tyson-documentary1.jpg)
(http://i29.tinypic.com/2v1snjt.jpg)
(http://chud.com/articles/content_images/5/lostinlamancha.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519JT7H4TQL.jpg)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ferris on March 31, 2010, 10:36:26 AM
Ah!  I forgot about Lost in La Mancha!  [opens queue]
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 31, 2010, 10:44:04 AM
this counts right?

(http://lightscameraandaction.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/the-five-obstructions.jpg)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: sdedalus on March 31, 2010, 01:20:59 PM
24 City.

Its a documentary?

A Filmspot Award-winning documentary, no less.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: oldkid on March 31, 2010, 02:38:29 PM
Lost in La Mancha is great.

Is Murderball on the list?  If not, it should be.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Bondo on March 31, 2010, 02:44:05 PM
Is Murderball on the list?  If not, it should be.

Yup, it is; I certainly intend to have it on my list.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ferris on April 02, 2010, 06:14:14 PM
The Phantom Menace Review is a documentary and it is one of the best documentaries of the decade.  It's definitely going on my ballot

Watch for yourself:

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Review (Part 1 of 7) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI#)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: smirnoff on April 02, 2010, 06:58:18 PM
I'll vote for it.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Big C on April 03, 2010, 03:27:24 PM
Are we counting The Five Obstructions as a doc? I will vote for it in whatever category it lands in, but its hard to tell what that will be.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 04, 2010, 08:45:33 PM
Are we counting The Five Obstructions as a doc? I will vote for it in whatever category it lands in, but its hard to tell what that will be.

I'm voting for it.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: filmflam on April 04, 2010, 08:57:27 PM
My Architect (2003)
Herb & Dorothy (2008)
Manufactured Landscapes (2006)
How To Draw A Bunny (2002)
Helvetica (2007)
Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
Keep The River On Your Right (2001)
The Wild Parrots Of Telegraph Hill (2005)
In The Realms Of The Unreal (2004)
Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (Im toten Winkel - Hitlers Sekretärin) (2002)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on April 05, 2010, 03:06:28 PM
Are we counting The Five Obstructions as a doc? I will vote for it in whatever category it lands in, but its hard to tell what that will be.

I'm voting for it.

Forgot about that one, I will be voting for it.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: mañana on April 07, 2010, 09:03:12 PM
Domestic Violence
State Legislature
Picking these up from the library this week.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Verite on April 07, 2010, 10:24:22 PM
Domestic Violence
State Legislature
Picking these up from the library this week.

Nice!  I rank DV ahead of SL.  By the way, Eyes on the Prize has been released on DVD.  It's also being broadcast on PBS again.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: mañana on April 07, 2010, 10:29:14 PM
Domestic Violence
State Legislature
Picking these up from the library this week.
Nice!  I rank DV ahead of SL.  
I'm looking forward to them both.

By the way, Eyes on the Prize has been released on DVD.  It's also being broadcast on PBS again.
I watched the first 3 episodes earlier this year, here's (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4835.msg398117#msg398117) my really lazy write-up for part 1. Cool that it's back on TV.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Bondo on April 07, 2010, 10:51:27 PM
I need to find a way to see State Legislatures...considering they are my career.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: sdedalus on April 20, 2010, 01:23:39 PM
In Search of Beethoven
Rembrandt's J'accuse
Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinematheque
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: sdedalus on April 20, 2010, 01:31:31 PM
If I Should Fall From Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ferris on April 20, 2010, 07:23:21 PM
The only one of my favorites I don't see listed yet is: Encounters at the End of the World

(http://jeffstatt.smugmug.com/Screenshots/GooseEggRounds3and4/snapshot00056/808350885_gyhVa-M.png)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Thor on April 21, 2010, 12:08:52 PM
No mentions of Stevie yet?
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: worm@work on April 21, 2010, 06:25:04 PM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/zvvtr7.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/wqpw7m.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/904qie.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/doxhuh.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/10wip7b.jpg)

Useless (Jia Zhang Ke, 2007)
Apologies for the watermarked screenshots. The watermarked version is the only one available afaik.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 23, 2010, 04:51:44 PM
For obvious reasons I will not be voting in this category.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: tinyholidays on April 26, 2010, 09:36:22 AM
Submitted:

The Aristocrats
Bowling for Columbine
Dear Zachary
Fahrenheit 9/11
The Gleaners and I
Helvetica
An Inconvenient Truth
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Man on Wire
Spellbound
Waltz with Bashir
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Wordplay
Every Little Step
The Order of Myths
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: THATguy on April 26, 2010, 06:16:36 PM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/33bzms6.jpg)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil

(http://i41.tinypic.com/s4a068.jpg)
Autism: The Musical

(http://i42.tinypic.com/ixqqtf.jpg)
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/jt2dcm.jpg)
Bigger Stronger Faster*

(http://i39.tinypic.com/30b3evp.jpg)
Capturing the Friedmans

(http://i43.tinypic.com/148j9qg.jpg)
The Cove

(http://i41.tinypic.com/2eck6eq.jpg)
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party

(http://i43.tinypic.com/1zev5gy.jpg)
Deliver Us From Evil

(http://i43.tinypic.com/allstt.jpg)
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

(http://i39.tinypic.com/24fmyy9.jpg)
Jesus Camp

(http://i41.tinypic.com/hx9kxl.jpg)
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

(http://i44.tinypic.com/rcihhk.jpg)
Lost in La Mancha

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2jdj439.jpg)
Man on Wire

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2q9hqth.jpg)
Murderball

(http://i39.tinypic.com/23lzdww.jpg)
My Kid Could Paint That

(http://i42.tinypic.com/1j9dvs.jpg)
Sicko

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2co3onc.jpg)
Spellbound

(http://i42.tinypic.com/1r96ib.jpg)
Taxi to the Dark Side

(http://i43.tinypic.com/w9flgy.jpg)
Waltz With Bashir

(http://i42.tinypic.com/f50phv.jpg)
Young@Heart
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ferris on April 26, 2010, 06:25:07 PM
I love seeing Anvil, My Kid CPT and Young@Heart on that ballot!
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: mañana on April 26, 2010, 06:33:53 PM
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24 City (Jia Zhangke, 2008)

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Anvil! The Story of Anvil (Sacha Gervasi, 2008)

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Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki, 2003)

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Children Underground (Edet Belzberg, 2001)

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Dark Days (Marc Singer, 2000)

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Domestic Violence (Frederick Wiseman, 2001)

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Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005)

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Lake of Fire (Tony Kaye, 2006)

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Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen, 2003)

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Mad Hot Ballroom (Marilyn Agrelo, 2005)

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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, 2004)

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No Direction Home (Martin Scorsese, 2005)

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State Legislature (Frederick Wiseman, 2006)

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Stevie (Steve James, 2002)

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The Fog of War (Errol Morris, 2003)

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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (Seth Gordon, 2007)

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The Pinochet Case (Patricio Guzmán, 2002)

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Up the Yangtze (Yung Chang, 2007)

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Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 2008)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: ferris on April 26, 2010, 06:34:52 PM
Here's my DOCUMENTARY ballot


Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Arctic Tale
Bowling For Columbine
Cove, The
Encounters at the End of the World
Fog of War, The
Food Inc.
Grizzly Man
In the Shadow of the Moon
It Might Get Loud
King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, The
March of the Penguins
Man on Wire
My Kid Could Paint That
Phantom Menace Review, The
Super Size Me
Touching The Void
Why We Fight
Winged Migration
Young@Heart

(the new ones for the index are bolded)
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: worm@work on April 26, 2010, 06:43:31 PM
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24 City (Jia Zhangke, 2008)

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Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen, 2003)

It's a great list but these made me particularly happy :).
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on April 29, 2010, 03:02:46 PM
I do not see many documentaries, so here is my short list of best:

A Complete History of My Sexual Failures
Aristocrats, The
Bowling For Columbine
Earth
Not Quite Hollywood
The Five Obstructions
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Verite on May 05, 2010, 06:51:02 AM
My list for Best Documentary:

Beaches of Agnes, The
Bright Leaves
Bus 174
Case of the Grinning Cat, The
Children Underground
Domestic Violence
Forever (2006, dir. Heddy Honigmann)
Gaea Girls
Helvetica
Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
Of Time and the City
Order of Myths, The
Runaway (2001, dir. Kim Longinotto)
Scratch
State Legislature
Up the Yangtze
West of the Tracks - Part 1: Rust
West of the Tracks - Part 2: Remnants
West of the Tracks - Part 3: Rails
When the Levees Broke
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: Verite on May 05, 2010, 07:02:01 AM
Damn, just realized The Gleaners and I is on my Best Film list but not listed for this category on my ballot.  I don't think my oversight will hurt it as it has its supporters. 
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: pixote on May 05, 2010, 07:06:10 AM
49 Up
ABC Africa
Bowling for Columbine
Buying the War
Capturing the Friedmans
Children Underground
Devil's Playground
Fahrenheit 9/11
Gan [Garden]
God Grew Tired of Us
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
Murder on a Sunday Morning
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations
Sicko
Stevie
Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains
Street Fight
The Boys of Baraka
War Dance
West 47th Street

This list should be better.

Oh well.

pixote
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: mañana on May 05, 2010, 12:14:57 PM
Nifty lists, pix and Schmer. I've added a bunch of your picks to my imaginary queue.
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: FifthCityMuse on May 14, 2010, 02:03:04 AM
Best Documentary

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24 City - Jia Zhangke, 2008

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Bright Leaves - Ross McElwee, 2003

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Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country - Anders Ostergaard, 2008

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Dave Chappelle’s Block Party - Michel Gondry, 2006

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Defamation - Yoav Shamir, 2009

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Every Little Step - Adam Del Deo & James D. Stern, 2008

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The Five Obstructions - Lars von Trier, 2003

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The Gleaners and I - Agnes Varda, 2000

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Murderball - Henry Alex Rubin & Dana Adam Shapiro, 2005

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Shut Up and Sing - Barbara Kopple, 2006

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Waltz With Bashir - Ari Folman, 2008
Title: Re: FYC: Best Documentary
Post by: jbissell on May 15, 2010, 10:20:01 PM
24 City
Anvil!: The Story Of Anvil
Dave Chappelle's Block Party
Devil And Daniel Johnston, The
Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
Fog Of War, The
Grizzly Man
Kid Stays In The Picture, The
King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters
Los Angeles Plays Itself
Mad Hot Ballroom
Man On Wire
Murderball
My Winnipeg
Spellbound
To Be And To Have
Up The Yangtze
Young@Heart

Lots to catch up with for this one.