I’m a huge fan of documentaries. HUGE. As much as I love reading, I think my love for documentaries is the only thing that surpasses books. It really doesn’t matter what the documentary is about, chances are pretty great that I’m going to, at the very least, like it.
The one problem for me is that I’ve seen so many that it’s really hard for one to stand out as amazing. They really are all so great in my mind! This weekend, I ended up watching two documentaries. I intended on only watching twenty minutes of the first one (while my nails dried), but in typical Carly-fashion, I got completely sucked in.
Oh, the other problem with documentaries? Once I start watching them, I tend to fall down the rabbit hole and binge-watch. I used to only keep documentaries in my Netflix queue for when I was inflicted with a bout of insomnia. But now I just can’t wait.
Bill Cunningham New York is truly the best documentary that I’ve ever watched.
It’s a really, really well-done documentary. Bill Cunningham seriously loves his job. He wouldn’t even consider what he does as “work” at all. I smiled and cried and couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. Oh, I don’t even think I can describe to you how wonderful this film is.
Watching his friends sit around and reminiscence about the amazing and quirky lives they’ve lived was quite breathtaking. The history they’ve all seen– and documented– is nothing short of incredible.
The backdrop of New York City (the rainy sidewalks and the little corner nooks) mixed with the stylish cast of characters is just perfect.
Again, it can hardly be described. You must watch.
What documentaries have you watched lately? What’s your favorite?
PS I loved First Position, Art & Copy, Nursery University, The September Issue, This Is It, Ballerina, America the Beautiful, Life in a Day, and all of these food ones!
PPS I also watched Bully this weekend and CRIED SO HARD.