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July 30, 2008

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I'm pretty sure that I will have to wait until this one comes out on DVD before I'll be able to see it at all. Thanks for bringing this film to my attention, because I will definitely check it out once it's out on DVD.

Very insightful comments about the documentary genre (I am convinced, by the way, that Leah will love it when she sees it - and she WILL see it.) I actually love documentaries, and have seen most of the ones you mention in this post. My boyfriend is a documentary producer who, for the time being, had to take a 9:00 to 5:00 job to survive - it was way too demoralizing waiting for funding opportunities that never materialize, to run after clients, etc.

Interesting comments also about the consequences that having been in that documentary and having toured so heavily to promote it (and having been positioned as quasi "stars" to do so) will have on those teens/young adults. America is really f***ed up when it comes to TV reality (and has managed to pollute most of the rest of the world as well on that front, thank you!), and it's definitely a very good question over which to ponder.

Also, not sure if you've ever seen that documentary, but I highly recommend "Hoop Dreams," although it must date back to at least 10 years ago.

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