I love documentaries. They’re real stories about real people and the best ones offer unscripted and unedited retellings of stories by the people who experienced them.
Last night I watched Searching For Sugar Man with my wife. It recounts the search by a few South African fans for a thought-to-be-dead musician from the 70’s by the name of “Rodriquez”. Unbeknownst to Rodriquez, he’s huge in South Africa (“Bigger than the Beatles”). In 1998 he finally gets to experience his fame and play 6 sold out shows to his fans.
After watching Searching For Sugar Man I decided to see what other interesting documentary trailers I could find on my Apple TV:
Room 237 is about the mythology and codes behind Stanley Kubrick’s, The Shining.
Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder – About Lawrence Ferlinghetti, founder of City Lights Books in San Francisco. If you’re a fan of the Beats (Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs) like me, this is a must-see.
56 Up – This film tracks the lives of 14 people from age 7 to age 56.
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography – About the skateboarding team assembled by Stacy Peralta. I saw this film last month and really liked it, but not as much Stacy’s previous film, Dogtown & Z-Boys.
The Last Gladiators – “Academy Award® winning Director Alex Gibney takes an unprecedented look at the National Hockey League’s most feared enforcers and explores the career of Chris “Knuckles” Nilan.”
Those are just a few I’ve seen or have piqued my interest. There’s a bunch more coming out. Check em out.