18 posts tagged with documentary by johnofjack.
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Lorena: Lorena (2019)  Season 1, Ep 0

Lorena Bobbitt became a household name in 1993 when she cut off her husband's penis. She became the butt of jokes as her story became a fixture on cable news. Twenty-five years after the case of Lorena and John Bobbitt, executive producer Jordan Peele reinvestigates the story that made headlines around the world. "Lorena" explores vital moral issues and the missed opportunity for a national discussion about domestic violence and sexual assault that surrounded the scandal. The four-part series, which looks back at the trial and the media coverage of it, includes interviews with the Bobbitts as they look back at the newsmaking incident a quarter-century earlier. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Feb 10, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Serviced

Serviced explores touch based service businesses including cuddling, erotic massage, sex surrogacy and sex work. (NSFW: nudity [butts], talk of sex work) [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Jan 28, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Do I Sound Gay?

A documentary about the stereotype of the gay voice. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 16, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Tongues Untied

A documentary about the experiences of black gay men living in the United States of America in the late 1980s. Trailer [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 14, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Imposter

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 13, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Man with a Movie Camera

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life in 1920s Moscow, Kharkiv, Kyiv and Odesa with dazzling invention. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 1, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Tokyo Olympiad

Kon Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama on display at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, creating a record of observations that range from the expansive to the intimate. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 30, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity, and the relationship between them. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 29, 2022 - 26 comments

Movie: Transformer

A documentary following the former US Marine and world record weightlifter Janae Kroczaleski shortly after she is outed as transgender and loses her sponsors. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 27, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Portrait of Jason

Black gay prostitute Jason Holliday is rigorously interviewed on his story and character, revealing nuanced truths about life and art. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 18, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Murder on a Sunday Morning

Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 16, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Trials of Darryl Hunt

A feature documentary about a brutal rape/murder case and a wrongly convicted man, Darryl Hunt, who spent nearly twenty years in prison for a crime he did not commit. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 16, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Stop Making Sense

A concert film for the rock group Talking Heads, filmed while on tour in 1983 to promote Speaking in Tongues. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 15, 2022 - 16 comments

Movie: Waste Land

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.
posted by johnofjack on Nov 15, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Ethnic Notions

This documentary traces the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 2, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: F for Fake

Documents the lives of infamous fakers Elmyr de Hory and Clifford Irving. De Hory, who later committed suicide to avoid more prison time, made his name by selling forged works of art by painters like Picasso and Matisse. Irving was infamous for writing a fake autobiography of Howard Hughes. Welles moves between documentary and fiction as he examines the fundamental elements of fraud and the people who commit fraud at the expense of others.
posted by johnofjack on Oct 17, 2022 - 11 comments

Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives.: Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

After marrying a mysterious man who claimed he could make her dog immortal, a celebrated vegan restaurateur finds her life veering off the rails. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Apr 15, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Rewind

Digging through the vast collection of his father's home videos, a young man reconstructs the unthinkable story of his boyhood and exposes vile abuse passed through generations.
posted by johnofjack on Nov 12, 2020 - 3 comments

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