tis the season: cold, gray, & early to dark.
now’s a great time to work through a long netflix queue, & i’ve had some documentary-film moments lately that i’d like to share.
-of feeling surprisingly good about not living in subtropical climates, specifically florida:
mule skinner blues
-in which beanie andrew, amateur filmmaker, conceives and creates a “low-budget” horror film. a great, funny/scary take on the human condition, the artist’s condition, etc. featuring some of the most compelling documentary characters, most from a trailer park near jacksonville, florida.
watch the trailer here. and speaking of characters:
-of true believers:
kids do the darndest things, i.e. “give the devil two black eyes.”
-it’s about a child preacher-prodigy who’d like to enjoy the rush of communal religious experience w/out the fire & brimstone–in short, a tragedy.
and for marjoe gortner fans, when you comin’ back, red ryder.
attenborough in paradise and other personal voyages
-an addictive set of movies by bbc innovator & naturalist david attenborough.
in my favorite scene, a young david & his film crew visit a hostile group of island natives, and win documentary access, so long as they wear native garb–basically a crew of young brits hiking around in loincloths, trying to stay professional.
it’s always great to find something my 3-year old & i can agree on; thank you david attenborough!
so, here’s to fending off that seasonal affective disorder. good luck!
what are your picks?
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