Considered the first great film made about the Olympics, it is also, unfortunately, a highly effective piece of Nazi propaganda.
A meticulous documentary that presents a lot of information I didn’t know about the darkest moment in Olympic history.
A documentary ostensibly about high school basketball, but possibly about basically all of modern America.
A portrait of a coal mining community in 1970s Kentucky, where the company is king but the locals risk life and limb to unionize, as did the filmmakers to tell their story.
A documentary so early it doesn’t know the rules about documentaries, about life at the edge of human existence.
An absolutely essential first-person historical document about one of the worst events in history.
A documentary about pet cemeteries and also the meaning of life, maybe low-key one of my all-time favorites.
This “experiment” shocked contemporary audiences but influenced filmmaking decades after its initial release.