I've really been into documentaries recently - I think I've watched 8 in the last several weeks. Along with my favourite French film, I'm turning into quite the pretentioso. Pretentious people also make up their own words.
The World Before Her
The one thing they mentioned that stood out to me was that the generation and era of activism has passed and there aren't nearly enough people taking on the cause as the warriors of the 60s and 70s start to age. I certainly take for granted that the causes are being fueled and supported by others and my involvement is so far limited to signing online petitions and donating paltry amounts to charities. But who is spearheading all these movements? Who will in the next few decades? Our generation is certainly more apathetic than those past and yet, my main thought right now is, "Was the use of the word 'spearheading' in poor taste?"
My Kid Could Paint That
It was a really interesting film and if I had been watching it with someone, I would have turned to them afterwards and asked if they thought the father was 'guilty' because I found it to be very subjective. All the evidence is there but no conclusion was made. If you see it, let me know and we can swap answers.
Ultimately, his children were ill-prepared for the world when they reached adulthood and I found each of them to be slightly strange. But it was a weird and wild ride watching them go from hippie surf babies to hippie surf adults.
No Impact Man
Man On Wire
Bill Cunningham New York
Overall, I think I would recommend:
- My Kid Could Paint That
- The Cove
- The World Before Her
- Bill Cunningham