Go watch it then what are you waiting for? Movies don't age like wine. They don't go bad either.
This is a topic where you can say which documentary has really impressed you, and why people should see it. Can be a recent one or an all-time favourite. Can't be your own though, sorry...
We also have a Documentary Films topic for our Professionals where the debate is private and possibly more controversial. This topic here is for recommendations to the documentary-interested public.
This topic is for praising the work of others, not your own. If you want to beat the drum for your own documentary, please don't do it here. Enthusiasts use our Public Classifieds, and Professionals have their own Shameless Self-Promotion topic.
It comes with the territory.
Meanwhile, another great offer from Doc Alliance – a clutch of films streaming for free by French master filmmaker Nicolas Philibert – including the celebrated ”Etre et Avoir”
In reply to Jake van Vuuren's post on Thu 30 May 2013 : interesting list. are those actually your favorites, or ones you think are important for reasons other than watchability or enjoyment?
I am seeking recommendations/suggestions for biographical (better) or autobiographical documentaries about people in a SCIENTIFIC discipline.
Perfect suggestions would be films made by other people about a scientist after their death. ((Astronauts, Engineers, Mathematicians, Physicists, Chemists, etc...))
The Day After Trinity, about Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, prod/dir Jon Else.
This sounds like fun: How two Iranian brothers created one of the world's first travel documentaries
"ELENA, a film by Petra Costa" – This documentary is getting a lot of attention here in Brazil. It's the most watched documentary of the year over here (> 50.000 viewers).
I met Petra at the Tribeca Film Festival a little over a year ago and first heard about it there. Sounded fascinating. Hope it finds its way to the U.S. (and NY City).
Doug, the NY Premiere of Elena will happen this next saturday: August 10, 8:00PM @ Rooftop Films Summer Series – http://rooftopfilms.ticketleap.com/rooftop-films-elena/
Was blown away and very moved by Wim Wenders' doc "Pina" about brilliant choreographer Pina Bausch and her dance company: http://www.pina-film.de/en/trailer.html
In reply to Elizabeth Yoffe 's post on Tue 13 Aug 2013 :
Me too! Such a beautiful film!
Here's my list – I can't believe it's from 2009 – seems like I wrote it yesterday – that's what working on movies will do – the year goes a way and instead of the Jurassic or Mesozoic era it's this firm or that film's era.
Here's my quick list, especially for anyone nervous or hesitant to give documentaries a try (favorites and 'must-sees'): http://www.theextraordinarilyordinary.com/2013/03/13/watch-these-docs/
There has never been a straight forward fact based presentation in either movies or documentaries on Combat PTSD. I attempted to air one on public television in Arizona and it was pulled for reasons of to much factual content?????????? Anyways, I live in Virginia now I am going to put together another one, is there anyone out there that would like to help? Thank you. I just joined The D Word today and I hope to meet some of you incredible folks in order to learn more about the business.
Good to hear from you, David. As this Topic is primarily to recommend films that have impressed you, your request would probably have been better placed in Introduce Yourself Topic, but as it's here now we'll leave it.
More docs streaming for free on the excellent Doc Alliance site – the current offer includes the highly entertaining "Broadway Black Sea" by Vitaly Mansky
Krzysztof Kieslowski's second film Urzad / Office made when he was still at film school