Triumph of the Wall – Canada – 2013 – Documentary As fascinating as it is meditative as it is hilarious, Triumph of the Wall begins as a filmed chronicle about the construction of a 1000-foot dry-stone wall by a novice stonemason in rural Quebec. The stonemason, Chris Overing, is to complete the stone structure within… Continue reading Triumph of the Wall
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, the – USA – 2005 – Documentary. If you haven’t seen this movie, you must. If you have, you probably want to see it again. If you’ve seen it again, how about another go? A deceptively simple story about a loner, Mark Bittner, who befriends feral parrots in San Francisco. “In… Continue reading Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, the
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control – USA – 1997 – Documentary. A fascinating portrait of four obsessed eccentrics. Acclaimed filmmaker Errol Morris weaves interviews with a wild animal trainer, a robot designer, a topiary gardener, and an expert on the naked mole rat together with old movies, cartoons, and stock footage for a compelling,… Continue reading Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
The Fruit Hunters – Canada – 2012 – Documentary. Travels across culture, history, and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat. The ranks of the fruit obsessed include adventurers, scientists, fruit detectives, and even movie star Bill Pullman. Fruit hunters dedicate themselves to searching for and saving rare and exotic… Continue reading The Fruit Hunters
We Are the DeBolts – USA – 1977 – Documentary – Dorothy and Bob DeBolt’s tale of the struggles and joys involved in their 19 adopted children, many of who are physically disabled war orphans. Surprisingly joyous and uplifting!