Early Errol Morris documentary intersplices random chatter he captured on film of the genuinely eccentric residents of Vernon, Florida. A few examples? The preacher giving a sermon on the ... See full summary »
What do an elderly topiary gardener, a retired lion tamer, a man fascinated by mole rats, and a cutting-edge robotics designer have in common? Both nothing and everything in this ... See full summary »
In Errol Morris's fourth of six shorts for ESPN Films, we learn, through a former Mr. Met, what it's like to be a mascot - to be beloved, but voiceless - and what happens to one's identity when the time comes to take the suit off.
Amazing series primarily using Errol Morris' invention the Interrotron for unusual people to tell their outré stories directly into the camera to the viewer. Almost every half-hour ... See full summary »
Errol Morris have made some strange documentaries like Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)but this film is somewhat stranger and yet in 6 minutes manages to tell something about human nature that few full length documentaries has done in the past.
In the Zapruder film, that depicts the assassination of JFK in November 22, 1963 there appears to be a mystery. A man wearing an umbrella in broad daylight, while the sun is shining.
For years various experts has been trying to find out who this strange man was and why he was holding an umbrella that day even though the sun was shining.
Was he part of a vaster conspiracy to kill JFK, or was this proof of an time traveler from the future? Errol Morris investigates this and finds an answer but in the process gives the audience food for thought about things that can't be explained and thus gives birth to strange theories.
Is Morris right? Who knows but director Henri Verneuil would probably disagree with Morris final conclusion, just watch I... comme Icare/ I as in Icarus(1979.
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