Wednesday, May 02, 2012

2012 Dok.fest


I love Munich, I love documentary films, so it follows that I'm pretty excited about the DOK.fest, Munich's annual international documentary film festival*.  Having said this, I've gone to a couple of showings in years past that were kind of clunkers.  So I'm being a little more selective this year, here are the films I'm planning to see:

BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
A chronicle of hip-hop's early forefathers, by Michael Rappaport (remember him?)

I had the opportunity to hear the woman who runs BISS speak a few years ago. She was totally inspirational as was her vision for Hotel BISS.

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY
Missed the exhibit at the Haus der Kunst when it was in Munich. Everybody raved and I want to know more.

HITLER'S CHILDREN
No German film festival is complete without a Hitler/WWII/Nazi documentary.

BLUT MUSS FLIEßEN
An undercover look at the Neo-Nazi rock scene (should be a double feature with the one above).

INTO THE ABYSS
I'll see anything by Werner Herzog.

So those are my picks. How about you? Any must-sees that I should add to the list?

*Although for the life of me, I can't figure out why this is scheduled in May, right when the weather gets nice, how about November instead?

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