TRUTH IN NUMBERS? EVERYTHING, ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA
2010, Underdog Pictures, 85 min, Dir: Scott Glosserman, Nic Hill

Directors Scott Glosserman and Nic Hill engagingly explore the history and cultural implications of one of the most traveled and referenced sites on the Internet: Wikipedia.com. The user-generated encyclopedia’s impact on archiving, learning and our perception of facts is discussed in fascinating interviews with everyone from founder Jimmy Wales to former CIA director James Woolsey to writer Noam Chomsky to commentators suspicious of the site’s supposed neutrality. Be prepared to look at your favorite guilty non-secret reference site in a completely different way!


IN THE TRACKS OF GEORGES DELERUE
BANDES ORIGINALES: GEORGES DELERUE
2010, 73 min, Dir: Pascale Cuenot

This clear-eyed documentary traces the fascinating career of one of the world’s most inspiring film music composers, Oscar and Emmy award winner Georges Delerue, known for his lovely scores in, among many other titles, French New Wave classics JULES AND JIM and CONTEMPT, working with filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut.


SHOAH
1985, IFC Films, 606 min, Dir: Claude Lanzmann

Hailed as a masterpiece by critics upon its release and now considered one of the greatest documentaries ever made, SHOAH is Claude Lanzmann’s monumental epic on the Holocaust and features interviews with survivors, bystanders and perpetrators in 14 countries. The phenomenally powerful film forgoes historical footage and instead features intimate interviews that seek to “reincarnate” the Jewish tragedy, while visiting places where the atrocious crimes took place. Lanzmann stated at the time of the initial release, “Making a history was not what I wanted to do...I think that the film, using only images of the present, evokes the past with far more force than any historical document.”


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