Stories We Tell
Directed by Sarah Polley
This lovely documentary combines interviews and sneaky home movies to tell the story of a family. Sarah Polley illustrates the story of her family and her complicated late mother in documentary format. Interviews with her father and siblings are intersected with home video of her mother, who died of cancer prior to the filming of the documentary. This semi-autobiographical film highlights the secrets our loved ones keep and what happens when we learn those secrets in their absence.
Stories We Tell is streaming on Netflix right now!
I Hate Christian Laettner
Directed by Rory Karpf
I was surprised by how thoroughly I enjoyed this documentary. As an avid hater of Duke University athletics in all forms, the humanization of Turdface McGee–I mean, Christian Laettner–really enriched my understanding of not only Duke, but of college sports in general. This ESPN produced documentary highlights the anti-Duke culture and the role of Christian Laettner in that. The film also seeks to clarify some key misconceptions about Laettner and about the infamous Duke vs. Kentucky stomping incident.
You can watch this great documentary on Netflix.