I’m rather bad at remembering much beyond what happened yesterday. Recently, I was trying to remember that “really great mountain movie with the British guys.” With a little Googling, my memory was jogged and I realized it was Touching the Void.
For the heck of it, I did a little exercise and made a list of some of the other documentaries we’ve found very worthwhile. Rather than overwhelm folks with all of them at once, I list here just ten, with more to follow at some point. Must-see films are starred (just my opinion). Feel free to share your own favorites, of course.
Touching the Void – heart-stopping mountain expedition
*Southern Comfort – a moving story of a transgendered man in Georgia struggling with ovarian cancer
Lalee’s Kin – poverty in Mississippi
Brother’s Keeper – a murder in upstate New York
When We Were Kings – 1974 championship bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman
Man on Wire – hire-wire walk between NYCs twin towers
The King of Kong – guys with a video game obsession. Obsessed.
*Hoop Dreams – a high-schooler with NBA aspirations
Thin Blue Line – an innocent man on death row
Gimme Shelter – the Rolling Stones on tour