My cousin Otis and I were talking documentaries this morning. It got me thinking about the best I’d seen. Films that warmed my heart, then chilled my soul, then demanded big cups of coffee, hefty scoops of Cheese-Steak ice cream, and long dark conversations after. And these were the ones I’d seen recently. These were all solid gold.
So… you got any to recommend for Otis?
A New Yorker meets a cute girl on Facebook, falls in love, and his brother films the whole thing. Then the madness begins. When Hari fell for a Brazilian hottie on Facebook, I made him watch this film. He was anxious for a week afterwards.
4. Paul Williams Still Alive
I’m a sucker for Paul Williams. Obsessed with him in high school, and still think about him on a daily basis. But I live in Asia — his songs are everywhere here. This doc tells his story, and a bit of mine too…
3. The Imposter
Woo’s favorite thing in the world is David Grann’s article, The Chameleon. This doc covers the same story. Set down whatever you’re doing and watch it now.
2. Best Worst Movie
Troll 2 was atrociously awesome. The story behind it? Even awesomer.
1. King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
You saw Avildsen’s The Karate Kid, right? Greatest sports film ever made, right? Okay, this is the Karate Kid of documentaries.
0. Poultry in Motion
Oh, and then there’s my documentary, Poultry in Motion: Truth is Stranger Than Chicken, about the making of Poultrygeist. Did you see that? Hunh? HUNH?
“Hilarious and shocking.” – Hulu.
“Fearlessly honest.” – MSN Entertainment.
“A straight-up amazing documentary… Fascinating.” – DVD Talk.
“A must-see.” – Blu-Ray.com.
“By far one of the best feature length behind the scenes documentaries that I’ve ever seen!” – KillerFilm.
Here’s the teaser:
And the film itself: