Sundance documentaries I’ve seen so far.

Friday, 1/27: BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*, SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME,
Wednesday, 1/25: DETROPIA, THE IMPOSTER.

Tuesday, 1/24 additions: THE AMBASSADOR, CHASING ICE, PUTIN’S KISS.

ETHEL, 1/2 REVOLUTION, THE LAW IN THESE PARTS, A FIERCE GREEN FIRE, 5 BROKEN CAMERAS, PAYBACK, SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN, THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, UNDER AFRICAN SKIES.

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Also saw OSLO NOVEMBER 31 (see post below), WRONG, TEDDY BEAR, I AM NOT A HIPSTER,  MOSQUITA Y MARI, CORPO CELESTE. Loved the last two. The others, not so much.

Lastly, I’ve added a few posts below this one that were in draft form for a while. I adjusted the dates so they’d be in the right order, so if you’ve been reading these as I posted them, you probably haven’t seen those yet.

Sundance film: 1/2 REVOLUTION documentary

1/2 REVOLUTION
Documentary

This evening, I saw the beginning of the doc 1/2 REVOLUTION about last year’s Tahrir Square uprising. I had to leave the theater to help with a minor medical emergency, but what I saw of the film looked inspiring and intense. Great for riot-porn junkies. In the first scenes, some of the first confrontations in the Square, people are being beaten back by riot cops, but chanting “No violence! No violence!” A short time later there was a scene where the word “Egypt” was written in English and Arabic in the blood of a slain protester spilled on the pavement.
read the other 1/2