Saturday, February 8, 2014

Games of the 22nd Olympiad: Slopestyle

Today, Jordan and I went to see the Oscar-nominated documentary shorts. This was a great thing to do. I liked all the films, but two were especially compelling and moving, in my opinion.

My favorite is Cave Digger. It's about an artist who is committed to his gorgeous cave making over everything else, including money. If we're talking about creativity, this film has a lot to offer the conversation.

My next favorite was unbelievably emotional. I basically wept through the entire thing, but I disagreed with a review online that called it "depressing." I thought it was hopeful and human. It's called Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall.

In it, we get to see a prison-based hospice staffed by inmates who are trained to ease their friends into the next place. These guys - they just are doing the most amazing work. And the dying man and his family - how brave and generous they were to let this movie be made. See it if you can.


LH said...

I love documentaries. I wonder if these are on netflix. I feel I must see them now.

mm said...

I, too, have become a fan of documentaries.