rolling documentary thread 2020

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There should be a thread for junk viral docs, definitely, stuff like this and Fyre Festival, Tiger King, etc.

active spectator of ecocide and dispossession (Eric H.), Friday, 1 December 2023 14:22 (five months ago) link

Basically I really want to talk about the Rustin one that’s on Netflix… and it looks like no one else does? Oh well.

sarahell, Friday, 1 December 2023 15:58 (five months ago) link

As in … not comparing Rustin to the other ones, but I want to talk about it

sarahell, Friday, 1 December 2023 16:00 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

I'm writing about a few of the big World Premieres from CPH:DOX in English this year, if anyone's interested :)

Frederik B, Monday, 18 March 2024 15:15 (two months ago) link

Heard on the radio last week that Toronto's Hot Docs festival is on life support. They'll go through with this years (in April/May), but next year is up in the air. Genuinely sorry to hear this: never cared a bit about TIFF, but for a decade-plus, until I left the city, Hot Docs was the highlight of my filmgoing year.

clemenza, Monday, 18 March 2024 15:58 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Really liked Modernism, Inc., about industrial design artist Eliot Noyes. He must have shown up in a Philip Johnson biography I read last year, but whatever I encountered there I'd forgotten, so it was all new. A story I always respond to: a period of great influence and achievement, the moment passes--there's a 1970 conference where Noyes' world is challenged and found egregiously wanting (unlike many in a similar situation, he gracefully steps aside)--and then 50 years later, a documentary pops up and you see him for the great artist he was. Claudia Weill unexpectedly turns up in connection to that conference.

(Xpost - Weird follow-up story of 10 programmers resigning from Hot Docs.)

clemenza, Tuesday, 2 April 2024 01:22 (one month ago) link

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