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DOCember 2017
« on: November 12, 2017, 12:18:48 AM »
I don't know about you but I've got a ton of Documentaries queued up and the precise confines of December just won't do.

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4 Little Girls

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After Porn Ends 2
Betting On Zero
City of Ghosts
The Farthest
Fire At Sea
Fire In The Blood
Five Came Back
Gaga: Five Foot Two
Get Me Roger Stone
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On
The Keepers
Maplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
National Bird
Nobody Speaks
Risk
Sherpa
Trophy
Vietnam War
Whose Streets?

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Joan Didion: The Center will Not Hold
George Harrison: Living in a Material World
The Life and Death of Marsha P Hanson
The Confession Tapes
I Called Him Morgan
The Kindness Diaries
Minimalism
The Square
Encounters at the End of the World
Into the Abyss
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Re: DOCember 2017
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 12:39:22 AM »
I'll be surprised if you make it all the way through Fire at Sea.

I started working on my DOCember lineup the other day, but I still have about eighteen noirs to watch first.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: DOCember 2017
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 12:50:27 AM »
I have quite a few to watch myself

Joan Didion: The Center will Not Hold
George Harrison: Living in a Material World
The Life and Death of Marsha P Hanson
The Confession Tapes
I Called Him Morgan
The Kindness Diaries
Minimalism
The Square
Encounters at the End of the World
Into the Abyss

And that's just Neflix Instant
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Re: DOCember 2017
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 09:11:03 AM »
The Farthest (2017)

One word was echoing in my mind watching this..."NERDS!" The Voyager missions are certainly impressive feats of science, giving us significant insight into the four outer planets and now drifting into interstellar space. But watching this film at times is like listening to someone with autism talk about an interest you don't quite share, the film doesn't always know how to cater its discussion to its audience. Take for example the photographs that Voyager took. They are black and white and often grainy in appearance, a learned eye might be able to appreciate this, but for me it is just blah, and I could have done with far less of the originals before they do some data thingy to colorize them. Anyway, it makes the whole thing drag on longer than it really needed to.

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Re: DOCember 2017
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 10:21:10 PM »
4 Little Girls (1997)
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...and I feel shame rating this so low, but the importance of the church bombing that took the lives of the four children is dampened by Spike Lee's surprisingly dispassionate approach. 10 years later, Lee would make When the Levees Broke, which informs us and moves us. I can't tell if time has, perhaps not healed this wound a little, but placed it within the larger context of America's racism. I also knew quite a bit about the time and place going in, so while the tragedy is unmeasurable, the impact just wasn't as strong as I expected. My biggest reaction was Bill Cosby's brief and now awkward appearance where he talks about what these girls might've grown up to be.

This was like a segment of 60 Minutes where at the end my main thought is "racism is a terrible thing." How much more productive we could be as a nation if we didn't have to spend so much time dealing with racism and racists? How many lives, how much money, how much more could we achieve? The 4 little girls are a monument to how we have needlessly held ourselves back.

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Re: DOCember 2017
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 08:21:53 AM »
Will participate when I can. Have a few documentaries on the docket, not that I will get to them all:

Kedi
Escapes
Spettacolo
Bronx Gothic
Behemoth
Dolores
I Called Him Morgan
Unrest
Oklahoma City
Last Men in Aleppo
Flesh and Blood
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992
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Re: DOCember 2017
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 01:36:28 PM »
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992

I might have to add this to my list based on the title alone.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.