This documentary turned out to be so much more than what I initially thought it was. It centers around a family of about ten who never leave their apartment in the projects in NYC. Their father sort of forced them into this weird life of seclusion and the sons begin to reenact movie scenes as a way of escaping. That’s just the start. It’s such a good story about fear and freedom and a reminder that most of your neighbors (especially in NYC) are bat shit crazy. I loved every minute of it. It’s currently streaming on Netflix.
If you have Netflix you MUST check out the fascinating and enlightening new documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?”. I checked it out this past weekend and was astounded by how much I didn’t know about the singer’s life, mainly because of my own refusal to really investigate her history until I read her autobiography, but when I saw the preview for this new doc and saw her daughter’s involvement in the project I couldn’t resist. I won’t go into the details but it’s really a great doc that I hope you get the chance to see.
And for the record, Netflix has been doing its thing with all of this new original content. I saw some previews for a few more docs and shows that they have lined up for next year and they are really making me give my cable box a side eye.