"A Summer in the Cage" is filmmaker Ben Selkow's feature-length documentary chronicling his friend Sam's battle with manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder. The film ... See full summary »
Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.
The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The film follows a select group of parking lot attendants and their strange rite of passage... See full summary »
In 1931 Harold Lasseter's body was found in Central Australia's deserts. His diary revealed that he'd found gold, worth millions...but that he'd give it all for a loaf of bread... The gold ... See full summary »
In 1971 the Knapp Commission, entrusted to expose corruption in the New York Police Department, faces a major problem. They have little physical evidence - their main source, Frank Serpico,... See full summary »
On October 12th 1978 New York Police discovered the lifeless body of a 20 year-old woman, slumped under the bathroom sink in a hotel room. She was dressed in her underwear and had bled to ... See full summary »
Alan G. Parker
In October 2006, the United States government decided to build a 700 mile fence along its Mexican border. Three years and 3.1 billion dollars later, award-winning director Rory Kennedy ... See full summary »
On March 25, 1911, a catastrophic fire broke out at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City. Trapped inside the upper floors of a ten-story building, 146 workers - mostly young ... See full summary »
Suzanne Pred Bass,
Explosive developments - implicating both the forensics laboratory of the police department of North Carolina, and Duane Deaver, its chief - recently saw the convicted subject of 'The ... See full summary »
This is the kind of documentary that couldn't have been made, or at least not as well, before the advent of camcorders. The story is basically that of a battered family, ending in murder. It raises questions of what murder and justifiable homicide are... and leaves the answer to the viewer.
The most haunting aspects of this film are the homemade footage in which the question is perpetually forced upon the victim/murderer... Wendy? Wendy? The subject is forced, both by her attacker and the filmmaker to look into the camera and decide to answer either honestly or dishonestly.
The version I saw was the HBO documentary called Every F*ing Day, and that title seems much more appropriate. This movie gives a strange new meaning to familial bonds and love, and it leaves you hurting to find out how anyone can come out of such a situation intact.
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