Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I don't recommend the watermelons yet........
I tasted some recently and it just wasn't right yet....
What I will recommend to knit by, are some movies I've watched of late.
All documentaries, my friends, my favorite kind.
Waiting For Superman is a insightful look at America's school systems.
Anyone with a child in school might learn from it. Anyone who votes might
appreciate the information too. A bit sad, but I do believe we have to
acknowledge problems exist before we can successfully fix them.
Funny how every politician in America puts education on their agenda
and a movie comes along like this and points out how serious our troubles are.
If half the poliiticians worked half as hard as they say they will on education
things would be better. I do believe family invovlement is key to education
success but the System could do much better as well.
Dad's in Heaven With Nixon is a fascinating story of a family.
I was spellbound by it's simplicity and honesty. The family
faces mental illness and autism through generations. It is
uplifting overall, and a great little movie. I watched it on hulu.
First Saturday in May is a great documentary about the Kentucky Derby
and trainers of the horses who run. The film follows several trainers in
the 2006 season (BARBARO'S SEASON). I love horses, so the movie was
a natural for me. It is more about the people than the animals, but
I want to see BUCK, about a horse whisperer. I also want to see
the HBO special on Barbaro's attempt at recovery.
Have you seen any documentaries you can recommend for me?