|Sent on:||Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:59 AM|
We currently have a three-way tie! Remember to vote on which movie you'd like to watch this month. I included the link and film descriptions below. I'm reserving my vote for the tiebreaker!
2012 NR90 minutes
As the focus of this sobering documentary, the decline of Detroit also reflects the nation's larger failure to keep up in a modern global economy. The film also examines the efforts of its residents to maintain Detroit's vibrant cultural base.
2011 NR81 minutes
Profiling four extraordinary teachers from diverse parts of the country, this documentary feature examines the struggles of an underpaid profession. Educators weigh in on how the American school system might be radically transformed.
2010 NR81 minutes
This insightful documentary probes the psyche of today's youth, who seem too overwhelmed by the multitude of issues facing them to take any action. Are they just pampered and materialistic, or has the media brainwashed them into apathy? Interviews with social commentators such as Noam Chomsky and artists such as Mos Def set a historical context, while high schoolers and the head of a young family discuss the rationale for their belief systems.
The Queen of Versailles
2012 PG100 minutes
Meet the Siegels, glitterati who made a fortune in the time-share business only to see it crumble in the 2008 financial collapse. The site of their rise and almost-fall is their home (America's largest), a gaudy replica of the Palace of Versailles.
The Invisible War
2012 NR93 minutes
This documentary calls attention to little-known facts about the high prevalence of rape within the ranks of America's armed forces. Interviews with military personnel, elected officials and rape victims provide alarming evidence.