1. BETTY BLOWTORCH AND HER AMAZING TRUE LIFE ADVENTURES
After seeing this film, that idiotic myth that girls can’t rock as hard as guys will be shattered.
“Betty Blowtorch and her Amazing True Life Adventures” is jam packed with live footage of the band playing various shows. It also features interviews with the band and those fortunate enough to come in contact with them. The history of Betty Blowtorch is pretty well laid out here, giving plenty for the die-hard fans out there to drool over, and maybe even opening a few eyes and ears to their brutal power.
We dare you not to be moved by the tragic story presented here.
2. BUKOWSKI: BORN INTO THIS
You think you have all the facts on the man who would also be known as Chinaski? You’re wrong. In this film, we get to see a different side of Bukowski that many of us may not have known existed.
3. CABARET X
It’s a total freakshow, this is true, but how many freakshows inspire you to get out there and express yourself?
Director Pascal Franchot posted fliers all about Los Angeles, announcing a casting call for anyone with “unusual talents” to take part in a movie. Upon arriving to the call, these performers learned that their auditions were being filmed and would become a major chunk of the movie, with several of the performers singled out to be interviewed in their natural home life surroundings.
4. A CERTAIN KIND OF DEATH
Think you have what it takes to work in a coroner’s office? You better check this doc out first.
It’s not the most uplifting film, especially when you’re seeing dead bodies being dragged about their apartments and ultimately tossed into an incinerator, but it does offer an excellent look into this subject matter for those with a morbid curiosity.
5. CHANGE UP
In a perfect world, a documentary like this, as well as so many others, would have replaced the deluge of “reality TV” on the networks. This film tells the story of a couple of baseball players trying to make the majors.
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Posted on August 4, 2003 in Features by Film Threat Staff
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