I love a documentary. I've watched a few great ones recently.
Here they are in no particular order:
Best Worst Movie
A film about the worst movie ever. Reuniting the stars and how that part of their history helped shape them and how they're surprised it now has a cult following.
Oil City Confidential
A film about Canvey Island and Dr. Feelgood. A great social history of the place and the band.
Oscar winner that looks at how the recent financial crisis happened and who was to blame. If you haven't seen it yet make sure you watch it. If you're not pissed off after you've seen it then you're not human. We've all been shafted and while they get away with it, we suffer.
Documentary that tracks down Jack Rebney from the original clip and sees if the clip was a true reflection of the man.
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
Jeremy Kyle meets redneck America. I didn't know whether to laugh at their ridiculousness or cry at their (and their community's) plight.
American: The Bill Hicks Story
I've listened to and watched most of Bill Hicks' stuff so was a bit reticent about this and whether it would tell me anything I didn't know. It absolutely did. It's beautifully put together and features some great input from his family and friends. Essential viewing.
Waiting for Superman
Outlines the education system in the USA. It focuses on their lottery system and builds to a crescendo that genuinely makes you feel nervous excitement for the kids. I'd love to see the UK equivalent now the coalition are fucking things up.
I watched this at the excellent Frontline Club yesterday. It focuses on the Isreali West Bank Barrier and the impact that has on local Palestinian communities, resulting in demonstrations that bring together lots of people regardless of race or religion.
One Day in September
Focussing on the Munich terrorist attack, this is a harrowing look at how it happened and goes into sometimes gruesome details.
The King of Kong
Ever wondered who the best Donkey Kong player in the world is? Nope, me neither. But this is a great look at the people that do care about that kind of stuff.