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Volkerball
Oct 15, 2009

by FactsAreUseless


Speaking of race documentaries, I watched this one on Emmett Till the other day and it was very good. Worth watching if you hadn't heard his story before. It all happened in 1955. He was a 14 year old black boy from Chicago who was visiting family in the South when he whistled at a white woman. That night, a group of white men showed up at his house and lynched him in an extremely gruesome way. It ended up being a very significant event in the history of the civil rights movement thanks to the dedication of his family, who refused to let his death be in vain.

https://youtu.be/bvijYSJtkQk

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ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



It should also be noted that the white woman in the case, Carolyn Bryant Donham, just recently admitted that she lied about pretty much everything leading up to the lynching, and only now confessed because she's trying to get paid off a book and everyone else involved is long dead, including Emmett's mother, who never saw a shred of justice in her son's case.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/09/emmett-till-family-wants-truth-accuser-lies/97683096/

gently caress this bitch.

Mahoning
Feb 3, 2007


It's hard to believe that it's been almost 16 years and there has still been no definitive documentary about September 11th. At this point I almost feel like Ken Burns is the only documentarian that would capture the scope and magnitude of that day. Maybe I'm wrong.

GutBomb
Jun 15, 2005

Dude?


Mahoning posted:

It's hard to believe that it's been almost 16 years and there has still been no definitive documentary about September 11th. At this point I almost feel like Ken Burns is the only documentarian that would capture the scope and magnitude of that day. Maybe I'm wrong.

look at this guy that hasn't heard of Loose Change.

In all seriousness it took a lot longer for Ruby Ridge and the Oklahoma City bombing to get good documentaries made (2017!) so I would imagine we just need some more time to pass before something good gets made.

GutBomb fucked around with this message at 13:29 on May 16, 2017

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER



magnificent7 posted:

I AM ONE OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS VIDEO. No lie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBX5AeKoQqQ

Are you the Budnik lookin dude in the jean vest playing air guitar

mod sassinator
Dec 13, 2006

I was living a doritos and mt dew incel life locked in my room. Then covid happened and I could pretend I was some sort of special hero for that. Now I spend all day worrying that could get ruined.I guarantee the post next to this message is me talking in baby talk while hyping up fake doomer news.

Mahoning posted:

It's hard to believe that it's been almost 16 years and there has still been no definitive documentary about September 11th. At this point I almost feel like Ken Burns is the only documentarian that would capture the scope and magnitude of that day. Maybe I'm wrong.

If you never saw it the film from the two French guys that were profiling a fire department as it happened is _amazing_. It's called 9/11 and is well worth a watch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_(film) It's more of a first person as it happens account and less of a comprehensive Ken Burns style doc.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Yeah, seconding that. It's really good.

magnificent7
Sep 22, 2005

THUNDERDOME LOSER


sportsgenius86 posted:

Are you the Budnik lookin dude in the jean vest playing air guitar
Sadly yes. I was in a dark place at the time.

magnificent7
Sep 22, 2005

THUNDERDOME LOSER


Mommie Dead and Dearest. Holy crap what an amazing doc. On HBO? soon?

TLDR:
- Crazy mom makes her kid (ever since infancy) pretend to be sick with MS, Cancer, kid gets feeding tube surgery, lots of other surgeries.
- Kid has had enough, convinces her freaky BF to kill her mom
- Kid and BF goes to prison.

magnificent7 fucked around with this message at 18:09 on May 17, 2017

Mahoning
Feb 3, 2007


Are there any good documentaries about the Watergate scandal? I realized today (as the shitstorm gathers around Trump) that I know only the basic details about Watergate but none of the specifics.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Not a documentary, but at least make sure you watch 'All The Presidents Men'. And 'Frost/Nixon' too.

ruddiger
Jun 3, 2004



Deep Throat pretty much covered all the bases on that topic (I'm talking about the porno btw).

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER



magnificent7 posted:

Mommie Dead and Dearest. Holy crap what an amazing doc. On HBO? soon?

TLDR:
- Crazy mom makes her kid (ever since infancy) pretend to be sick with MS, Cancer, kid gets feeding tube surgery, lots of other surgeries.
- Kid has had enough, convinces her freaky BF to kill her mom
- Kid and BF goes to prison.

It's on HBOgo now

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


magnificent7 posted:

Mommie Dead and Dearest. Holy crap what an amazing doc. On HBO? soon?

TLDR:
- Crazy mom makes her kid (ever since infancy) pretend to be sick with MS, Cancer, kid gets feeding tube surgery, lots of other surgeries.
- Kid has had enough, convinces her freaky BF to kill her mom
- Kid and BF goes to prison.

Sword and Scale did a great episode on this a couple years ago, by the way. Great episode.

LesterGroans
Jun 9, 2009

It's funny...

You were so scary at night.


That's a surprisingly great longform Buzzfeed article about that case too. Had no idea there's a doc about it, I'll have to check it out.

Mahoning posted:

It's hard to believe that it's been almost 16 years and there has still been no definitive documentary about September 11th. At this point I almost feel like Ken Burns is the only documentarian that would capture the scope and magnitude of that day. Maybe I'm wrong.

The History channel documentary 102 Minutes That Changed America is one of my favourite films and absolutely worth tracking down.

LesterGroans fucked around with this message at 20:48 on May 17, 2017

ICHIBAHN
Feb 21, 2007

by Cyrano4747


mod sassinator posted:

If you never saw it the film from the two French guys that were profiling a fire department as it happened is _amazing_. It's called 9/11 and is well worth a watch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_(film) It's more of a first person as it happens account and less of a comprehensive Ken Burns style doc.

So loving good. It's on YouTube too.

Garth_Marenghi
Nov 7, 2011



magnificent7 posted:

Mommie Dead and Dearest. Holy crap what an amazing doc. On HBO? soon?

TLDR:
- Crazy mom makes her kid (ever since infancy) pretend to be sick with MS, Cancer, kid gets feeding tube surgery, lots of other surgeries.
- Kid has had enough, convinces her freaky BF to kill her mom
- Kid and BF goes to prison.

I'm almost 100% certain that the Freaky Boyfriend is touching himself during his police interview.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


LesterGroans posted:

The History channel documentary 102 Minutes That Changed America is one of my favourite films and absolutely worth tracking down.

There was another one called 9'11'01 that's mostly archival footage and I'm now convinced it was one of those Youtube deals.

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


mod sassinator posted:

If you never saw it the film from the two French guys that were profiling a fire department as it happened is _amazing_. It's called 9/11 and is well worth a watch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_(film) It's more of a first person as it happens account and less of a comprehensive Ken Burns style doc.

Yeah it's really good and harrowing and a surprisingly coherent account of how things were on the ground that day. I've seen two versions of it though, one that was just flat-out the footage with interviews with the main people involved and another where some actor (can't remember who) kept appearing to state the obvious (in between commercials probably). I much preferred the first version.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Stare-Out posted:

Yeah it's really good and harrowing and a surprisingly coherent account of how things were on the ground that day. I've seen two versions of it though, one that was just flat-out the footage with interviews with the main people involved and another where some actor (can't remember who) kept appearing to state the obvious (in between commercials probably). I much preferred the first version.

I could be completely mis-remembering but I think the actor version might have been the original CBS airing? And then maybe later they removed that?

Either way, while not comprehensive of the years to follow, naturally given how quickly it was done, it is easily the best documentary about the event. That's some extremely harrowing poo poo and I remember my entire family watching it when it aired, just dead silent for like 2 hours.

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town




The craziest thing about Mommy Dead and Dearest is that it's extremely similar to a case from 10 or 15 years ago, to the point where I legitimately wonder if that was intentional. So messed up.

Unmature
May 9, 2008


EL BROMANCE posted:

Not a documentary, but at least make sure you watch 'All The Presidents Men'. And 'Frost/Nixon' too.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



I'm pretty sure I caught the last 30 minutes of that on Comedy Central once and always meant to give it a proper shot from the beginning.

Unmature
May 9, 2008


EL BROMANCE posted:

I'm pretty sure I caught the last 30 minutes of that on Comedy Central once and always meant to give it a proper shot from the beginning.

It's great.

Unmature
May 9, 2008


Gimme everything you got that's even remotely like Electric Boogaloo, Films of Fury, American Grindhouse, and Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Not Quite Hollywood.

LesterGroans
Jun 9, 2009

It's funny...

You were so scary at night.


HUNDU THE BEAST GOD posted:

There was another one called 9'11'01 that's mostly archival footage and I'm now convinced it was one of those Youtube deals.

Let me know if you ever find it.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Unmature posted:

Gimme everything you got that's even remotely like Electric Boogaloo, Films of Fury, American Grindhouse, and Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue

Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape is really good. The sequel is decent too, and I think both are on Shudder at the moment.

I've got 'Best Worst Film' in the queue to watch at some point, and if you have any interest in Nightmare on Elm Street then Never Sleep Again is a super fun watch.

E: "Rewind This" about VHS is decent too.

coyo7e
Aug 23, 2007

by zen death robot

EL BROMANCE posted:

Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape is really good. The sequel is decent too, and I think both are on Shudder at the moment.

I've got 'Best Worst Film' in the queue to watch at some point, and if you have any interest in Nightmare on Elm Street then Never Sleep Again is a super fun watch.

E: "Rewind This" about VHS is decent too.
Best Worst Movie, the Troll 2 documentary? That thing is magical, but don't go into it necessarily wanting to be cheered up.

Unmature
May 9, 2008


HUNDU THE BEAST GOD posted:

Not Quite Hollywood.

Seen it, love it.

EL BROMANCE posted:

Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape is really good. The sequel is decent too, and I think both are on Shudder at the moment.

I've got 'Best Worst Film' in the queue to watch at some point, and if you have any interest in Nightmare on Elm Street then Never Sleep Again is a super fun watch.

E: "Rewind This" about VHS is decent too.

Will definitely check out Video Nasties. Best Worst Movie is great. I've heard Never Sleep Again is good, I've been meaning to watch it for forever.

And Rewind This is awesome. They should call it "Rewound This." Because when I first rented it I watched it like three times. It was a digital copy though, so I didn't need to, like, rewind it.

BonoMan
Feb 20, 2002


Jade Ear Joe

Unmature posted:

Gimme everything you got that's even remotely like Electric Boogaloo, Films of Fury, American Grindhouse, and Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue

Overnight if you hate The Boondock Saints as much as I do and want maximum schadenfreude

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


LesterGroans posted:

Let me know if you ever find it.

I'm feeling more and more like I hallucinated it.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



coyo7e posted:

Best Worst Movie, the Troll 2 documentary? That thing is magical, but don't go into it necessarily wanting to be cheered up.

Thanks for the heads up! I should probably get around to watching Troll 2 before it too, I'm sure.


Unmature posted:

I've heard Never Sleep Again is good, I've been meaning to watch it for forever.

I can't believe how easy it is to watch for something as long as it is. The time just flew by.

GonSmithe
Apr 25, 2010

Perhaps it's in the nature of television. Just waves in space.


Never Sleep Again owns, you don't feel the length at all.

coyo7e
Aug 23, 2007

by zen death robot

EL BROMANCE posted:

Thanks for the heads up! I should probably get around to watching Troll 2 before it too, I'm sure.
Troll 2 is like all of the Leprechaun movies distilled into pcp and then smoked by a crazy italian 5 year-old who made a movie on the same budget you might make to buy a used chevy van. It's the dumbest storyline ever, but it's not really all that necessary to watch because the documentary is more about the people who made it, what they went through, and then how they react to the nationwide movie tour they did. The dentist is such an unremittingly positive and good guy that it really makes a large part of the doc, otherwise it might end up crushingly dark.

coyo7e fucked around with this message at 01:16 on May 20, 2017

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town




The Keepers is on Netflix now, a series about the extremely hosed up murder of a nun. After 1 episode I'm def hooked.

coyo7e
Aug 23, 2007

by zen death robot

Has anybody watched Freeload, the train-hoppiong documentary? It sounds pretty cool but I dunno where to see it online

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2962860/

Celery Face
Feb 18, 2012


precision posted:

The craziest thing about Mommy Dead and Dearest is that it's extremely similar to a case from 10 or 15 years ago, to the point where I legitimately wonder if that was intentional. So messed up.
What case?

coyo7e posted:

Best Worst Movie, the Troll 2 documentary? That thing is magical, but don't go into it necessarily wanting to be cheered up.
There's this great part in it where the man who played the general store owner mentions that he hated the kid and wanted to kill him, seemingly unaware that the guy interviewing him was the kid.

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Ferrell

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Volkerball
Oct 15, 2009

by FactsAreUseless


coyo7e posted:

Has anybody watched Freeload, the train-hoppiong documentary? It sounds pretty cool but I dunno where to see it online

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2962860/

No, but in that vein, there's a vice series on YouTube called "thumbs up" that is amazing and worth the watch.

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