Trailer Blazer: Three new documentaries
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (Sept. 1) Right from the opening ratings information, you can see there’s a cheeky sense of humor informing this documentary about the enigmatic MPAA. Not only does it boast an awesome set of interview subjects — Kevin Smith, Maria Bello, John Waters, Kimberly Peirce, and Matt Stone, among others, discuss the perils of an NC-17 label, and the folks who administer them — but the little details, like the observation that ”there’s absolutely no way of going in” to the MPAA headquarters, raises this to must-see status for me.
Al Franken: God Spoke (Sept. 13) Here’s a film whose political slant seems to be right up my alley, and yet, the trailer looks surprisingly static and unamusing. Am I the only one who thinks this preview should be Rated Meh?
Jesus Camp (Sept. 15) And here I thought American Idol was the only thing that moved the kids to tears anymore. Seriously, though, this probing look at the evangelical youth movement taps into a culture that’s pretty foreign to me, which might be why I’m alternately skittish and excited about seeing it.