We're still reeling from night two of the big Full Frame Documentary Film Festival going on in Durham this weekend!
Geoff Edgers blend of rockumentary, personal narrative and reportage on the state of the media, 'Do it Again,' rocked our worlds in more ways than one.
Edgers, while his world around him seems to be falling apart (he is a newspaper reporter), decides to fulfill a dream and make his mark. He decides he is going to reunite under-appreciated British Invasion rockers The Kinks! Sounds familiar? Something you've seen on VH1?
Hardly. Edgers, a former reporter at The News & Observer, begins to realize that reuniting a band is only one part of this effort. To succeed, he'll need to bring together the two brothers who led the band – Ray and Dave Davies – without the result being a double homicide. If you know the mythology of The Kinks, you'll know that is no easy task. If you don't, you soon will and be rocked in your seat by a soundtrack that includes Edgers crooning with such Kinks admirers like Sting (still a lady-killer based on our dates' reactions), Zooey Deschanel and Robyn Hitchcock.
A definite crowd-pleaser. But now we're ready for something angry and edgy, disturbing and galvanizing. Something like the devastating "Crumb" from back in the '90s. Or the kind of Michael Moore political rant that inspires viewers to storm the proverbial castle. "Justice in the Coalfields" on Sunday might be the ticket. We also have our eyes on "The Uprising of '34," "Freedom Riders" and "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers." Grab some popcorn and fight the power!