This week is smarty-pants week, so prepare yourself for some awesome documentary suggestions from my side. And when you've watched all of them, you can all go out into the world and brag about how well-informed you are. Also, it's always great to start a sentence with "If just watched this really amazing documentary, and..."
The Queen of Versailles
Wanna know what happens to a billionaire who wants to build his own Versailles when the financial crisis hits?! Watch this documentary. A friend recommended it to me and I couldn't stop watching it. It's like a very slow car crash. You simply can't look away.
Bill Cunningham New York
Bill Cunningham is a fashion photographer in New York City and this documentary follows his (quite special) life. It's a beautiful and very quiet and touching portrait of a humble and enormously talented man.
Three Miles North of Molkom
This one is my absolute favourite! I had to leave the room for a while to calm down, because I couldn't stop laughing. It's basically the story of an Australian backpacker more or less accidentaly visiting a hippie festival in Sweden and trying to get what these people are doing. Prepare to pee your panties from laughter!
Want to see a very funny yet very angry man called Bill Maher piss off a bunch of religous people?! Then go and watch this documentary. If I hadn't already been an atheist before, I would have been one afterwards.
Stephen Fry: Secret Life of the Manic Depressive
I love just about anything this man does or says or writes, and this tremendous documentary is no exception. Can't say much more except: Go and watch it.
Searching for Sugar Man
Best music documentary since Metallica's "Some kind of monster". It's been up and down the music tabloids, so you probably already know what it's about or have heard of it, but in case you haven't, you should check it out.