I watched “Super Size Me” before any one had ever heard of Morgan Spurlock. I enjoyed the ridiculous debate in a dozen locations within in Europe all claiming to be “The Centre” of it all. I watched with concern and skepticism the “World according to Monsanto“. I wondered what was wrong with Americans in Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine” and “Roger & Me“. I got sucked into Al Gore’s message in “An Inconvenient Truth“. I fumed and shook my fists at the idiots who destroyed the financial stability of the world in an “Inside Job“.
I am a sucker for a documentary. Everyone can relate to the human condition, and yet every person has their own story. But in all my years in Ontario, I only ever got to Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival once. So, when I saw Vancouver had a smaller, but similar festival coming up, I bought tickets immediately. For some reason, watching documentaries make me feel like I belong in the educated world where gossip is shunned, and ideas are examined. Possibilities abound for a better world.
If you’re looking for me, here’s where I’ll be (because I took into account some of Emile’s tastes too):
April 29th, 2013 Extra-Ordinary: Striving for Self-Actualization in a movie theatre. *Love* a documentary!