4 posts tagged with documentary by DirtyOldTown.
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Movie: Mommy Dead and Dearest

Things are not always as they appear, especially in the case of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard. In this true crime documentary that follows a bizarre case involving one of psychology's most controversial conditions--Munchausen by proxy syndrome--a treacherous web of lies, child abuse, mental illness, and forbidden love is untangled in provocative fashion [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 31, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski

This documentary chronicles the life of Polish-American artist Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) from his early years in Chicago, to his time in Poland and Los Angeles, and his artistic and political contributions to the world.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 31, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Chuck Norris vs. Communism

In mid-1980s Romania, under the nose of the Securitate, Ceaușescu’s secret police, thousands of Hollywood films were smuggled into the country by an underground operative named Zamfir, and they were all covertly dubbed by Irina Nistor, a courageous translator whose distinct voice captivated the nation and became a symbol of freedom. Chuck Norris vs. Communism is a documentary, a thriller, and a comedy.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 9, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Revenge of the Mekons

Revenge of the Mekons charts the unlikely career of the genre-defying collective notorious for being--as rock critic Greil Marcus notes--"the band that took punk ideology most seriously." [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2016 - 2 comments

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