FILM THREAT’S TOP 25 DOCS THAT ROCK

11. EVERYBODY’S DYING HERE
It’s another chicks that rock extravaganza!

This documentary takes us behind the scenes of Las Ultrasonicas as they struggle to keep the band going while maintaining their straight day jobs. The feature also takes us on-stage with the band as they play various underground clubs throughout Mexico — some audiences are receptive, but mostly the band is met with negative screams from all-male crowds who only want to see T&A from a bunch of girls on a stage.

12. THE GODS OF TIMES SQUARE
Never been to Times Square, or miss the way it used to be? Well, here’s your eye-peeling look, served up in the sauce of various religions.

Richard Sandler forgoes the usual isolated talking head interviews and boring filmmaker narration by simply walking up to people on the street and questioning them on the spot. Sometimes people even approach him. Whatever the case, what Sandler captures on tape is absolutely priceless.

13. HELL HOUSE
In the opening moments of the documentary “Hell House,” a female narrator states that the house in question is the “home of dramatized rapes, incurable disease, suicide and abortion—the shock of which Trinity Church of Cedar Hill hopes will disturb young people into giving their lives to God this Halloween.”

14. LONG GONE
Anyone that says they don’t like documentaries because they’re boring and they don’t tell stories don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. On the contrary, good documentaries tell stories more fascinating than most narrative filmmakers can come up with. “Long Gone” is no exception.

The life of the tramp calls for all types of misfits to ride upon that train to freedom, to experience, to escape. The filmmakers of “Long Gone” analyze these cases and several others as they travel the country, riding trains with various tramps, becoming a part of their scattered, but tightly bonded family.

15. THE REAL SPIDER-MAN: THE MAKING OF THE GREEN GOBLIN’S LAST STAND
Perhaps the ultimate in fan films in the making tales.

This hour long documentary contains interviews with Dan Poole as well as his cast and crew, who all vouch for his insanity, but in the end, confess that he’s one of the most devoted people they’ve ever known.

The list continues in part five of FILM THREAT’S TOP 25 DOCS THAT ROCK>>>

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Posted on August 4, 2003 in Features by
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