Monday, October 15, 2012


I'm not sure there's a season (for me) to stay in and watch movie and documentaries. It seems only appropriate when the leaves are falling and there's a slight breeze from the old windows creeping in. Honestly, I could stay in on any warm summer night if the movie was right. BUT, this is our human hibernation period so let's embrace it.

Netflix has encouraged my documentary fascination...A homeless man who befriends a flock of parrots in San Francisco? Yes, they have that story. The man who gave up the jelly belly empire right before it became said empire?  Yes, the candyman exists.Not THAT candyman (no link, he scares me!)

Here's a few recommendations:

I watched this when I was 12 and still have nightmares about Bob. I'm curious to see my adult reaction to this. So far, I'm 12 again.

Herb and Dorothy. They're just the sweetest.

Francesca Woodman was an artist beyond anyone's comprehension at the time she was alive. The family relationships were distant, artistically supportive, somewhat admirable, unemotional, cold..possibly misunderstood?

This was a critically praised documentary when it came out, and I just discovered it's on Netflix Instant. I don't remember the church's response to this coverup. I'm excited to see this one.

And you? What are your recommendations?


  1. National Geographic: Inside North Korea, and Kimjongilia. Terrifying pictures of the North Korean state. Also, ANY documentary done by Michael Wood. His "Story of India" is breathtaking.

  2. Yes. I heard The Story of India was visually stunning. Thanks for the reminder, Michael!