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badjerk



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Hand On A Hard Body is entertaining
Post Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:22 pm
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That Antifa doc is great. I'm going to watch the whole thing.
Post Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:31 pm
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love the first ascent series. not so much a trad climber myself so the sharma section got me damn excited, but alex honnold doing that free solo on el cap.... my god. balls the size of planets man
Post Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:09 pm
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All of these are available on Netflix instant.

Dad's in Heaven with Nixon. Family drama with an autistic brother who steals the show. Came out last year. Easily one of the best films of the year.

Alamar. A wonderful little doc about a father and son on a fishing trip in the Mexican Caribbean.

Keep the River on Your Right. An artist wanders into the jungles of Peru in the 1950s and is changed forever. One of my favorites of all time.

Crazy Love. Don't read anything about this film. Just see it. People are fucking crazy.

The Cruise. Speed Levitch on NYC and the universe.

Deep Water. Gripping doc about a guy who enters an around-the-world sailing contest and finds himself in some trouble.
Post Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:45 pm
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The Union.


Post Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:23 pm
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180 South (about the founders of Patagonia and some dudes that try to recreate their journey) was really good. Beautiful scenery, and very inspirational in an outdoorsy kind of way.

Food Inc. is probably the best documentary I've seen in a while, and it's what I refer people to when they ask why I'm a vegetarian. This wasn't the reason I started, but it's a nice catchall now that excuses me from having to justify continuously explain my choice.

Super High Me was pretty entertaining.
Post Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:14 pm
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As for educational documentaries RE evolution my favorite series has been 'The Shape of Life'.

I know you were probably looking for things like 'Super size me' 'Super High Me' or what have you, but trust me - they are really good.

Or i'm just a really, really big nerd.
Post Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:39 pm
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Just watched Exit Through the Gift Shop last night and was blown away. Wow. Just wow. The entire story from start to finish is really well done, and the art is amazing. Mister Brainwash is the ultimate subversive.
Post Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:14 pm
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Restrepo was great.

80 Blocks from Tiffanys- about NYC gangs in the 70's was awesome.

Ghosts of Rwanda- Frontline is moving and disturbing.

Invisible Children about children in Uganda


And, of course, there is the best "Documentary" of all time...The Wire!
Post Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:32 pm
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people here seem to enjoy "the king of kong," judging by the thread that is always staying alive
Post Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:08 pm
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Post Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:17 pm
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'Home' has really good visuals. Good to leave on in the background & play your own music over.

The narrator lady sounds like an annoying robot. A robot telling you we're all dooooomed.
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wazig



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one of my all time favorite documentaries .. la toma ( the take)

its about how after a financiel collapse of argentina people who were fired decide that since the factory they used to work in now is empty and they are witout a job .. so they decide to occupy the factory and bring it back to a active factory, but without bosses..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEzXln5kbuw
Post Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:40 pm
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Cropsey is a really creepy, almost horror movie-like documentary. Available on Netflix instant.



(don't know why that embedded so huge)

Also on instant





gonna watch this one next

Post Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:21 am
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wow. thanks for all the suggestions. Just saw a few great ones on netflix:

Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows

Please Vote For Me

The Parking Lot Movie

Darkon

Carrier (series)

Bigger, Stronger, Faster

Jesus Camp
Post Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:20 am
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