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Friday, May 18, 2012

Documentaries of Distinction 2012 Part 1

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It's been a year since our last list of favorite documentaries, so we thought it was time to update our list of suggestions. When perusing our DVD shelves, don't walk past the non-fiction section thinking that we only have a bunch of how-to videos.  We carry a wide variety of DVDs and many are documentaries; short films whose purpose is to inform or accurately portray a subject.  Topics can range from light-hearted to grim, but all provide interesting, thought-provoking stories.  Next time you are looking for something new to watch, try a documentary.

Pam O.
No Impact Man.  A NY city resident and his family reduce their carbon footprint by reducing trash, turning off the electricity and getting rid of thier TV (the horror!).   Inspiring and thought-provoking.

Jacob V.:
The Inconvenient Truth.  The story of the every-changing global climate is shared by Al Gore with use of a "GIANT POWER POINT PRESENTATION".  Real interesting stuff.

Alana T.:  Man On Wire.  I actually remember when Philippe Petit walked a wire stretched between the Twin Towers.  I was 7, and because I am deathly afraid of heights, the event was burned into my youthful brain.  This film details those events.

Cary H.: 
Cave of Forgotten Dreams.  Follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man.

Mary M.: 
Into the Abyss.  In his fascinating exploration of a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Grizzly Man) probes the human psyche to explore why people kill-and why a state kills.

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