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Episode · 1 year ago

My Favorite Obscure Documentaries of the Pandemic ... So Far

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I've found a bunch of really decent documentaries over the past year. Today, I'm talking about 'Three Identical Strangers,' 'Come As You Are,' and 'Carts of Darkness.'

Ehey, what's up o Wednesday, probablyThursday, by the time you're hearing this so were making it through the week. Ifit's Thursday, then sometime around noon in the middle of America, I've gotthat job interview. So wish me luck on that we'll see, which is ironic,because I did I made another sal at the job. That's not paying me today, sowe'll see. What's going on that, the only reason I'm looking for a news jobis because the one job can't pay me they're, just not the they'restruggling basically, but I don't want to struggle. I have skills, I'mmarketable so long as they don't find out themnuts, so yeah hit's going Ta, be cool kind ofexcited about that. It's promising it's nice to know that people value you...

...and that was kind of cool like when we wereat this place, went with the boss to make a deliveryat a place that we new customer. I found, and he was really quiet. I'mlike dude, like I didn't, say, and I'm like why, Disn't he speak up or saysomething were surrounded by all these people and like we don't know what allthese people even do. This is a big company. Ts could be a killer customer.So I start talking like hey. It's me I talk and by the time we left there. Ifound the The lady who runs the digital signagefor the whole chain and, like Hey, love, your digital signage, I used to be inthe sign business glabebla and she goes Oh nea hat im go. How can we get on it?How can we get our product on that? She goes. Oh, it's easy. I just need a filesize, you knw one thousand, nine hundred and twenty by ten, eighty andBlah, ah Blah and like that's, it doesn't cost anything she does Na. Justdo I'm my fucking great and, like that's so cool, because then I startedto talk about the podcast, I'm doing a...

...podcast for this particular industryand she said: Oh well, we got a PR person, it's that Gal right over thereshe walked over. She goes she's at lunch right now or whatever, but shegave me her card, so I got the Gal for PR, so I can get her on the podcast I'mworking for I got the signage Gal, so we can get our product up on the sinageand nail the big sale there and the boss is just kind of quiet. I'm likewell fuck woh well can't help everybody, but so that waskind of a good thing that happened today in something more long term tolook forward to tomorrow. So it's not too bad anyway. Today going to give you a quick movie review-and this is he's going to be like my favorite documentaries, hive watchedduring the pandemic- and these are also ones that are not onNetflix, I have Netflix lots of people...

...have netflix, but I'Veiv think I'veseen everything on Netflix and most people catch up and see the currentthings like Queens, gambet things like thatexcellent, just not going to review it because a lot of people have watched itand they all agree. It's great. These are more subtle. It's like thedeep cuts, the bee sides, the fucking documentaries Yo, might not havethought to watch but are frankly quirky a D and excellent all right I'll startwith most intense one. First, it's also theoldest. I watched it again during Covid, not too many people have seen it Sol,bring it up. It came out in two thousand and eighteen so about twoyears old. It's called three identical strangers and this thing starts out:it's really fantastic. It starts off with the guy, like an east coast,accent type of guy, really good storyteller, telling abouthis first day at College. He's walking...

...up at you know, and everyone like hey,what's up ver good, to see, Yo, giving thim, hugs and high fives and he's justthinking man. This is a is a really friendly college here and the time hegets to his dorm room, his dorm roommate, just kind of looks like aghost or like he had seen a ghost. His dorm roommate knew that that wasn't hisroommate he's like wait a second anyway long and short of it teck I had a twinand neither twin knew about it. So the whole story in winds I hate to even give any more way. It isfantastic. It's deep, it's dark opens up all kinds of ethical questions, andyou should definitely check that out. So I find that recently on canopy,which is an APP that you can get on, like you, Rokutick or Roku, or whateversmart TV that is canopy with the k.

How canopy works is if your locallibrary is a participating library- and I hope you have a local library and oyou best- have your library card. You do read right so anyway, get yourlibrary card and canopy gives you free credits. So I have a coupledifferent library cards from various cities. I've lived in so ive tons ofcredits, but the the stuff they have on canapy is not Netflix is not it's madefor like viewing and enjoying it's not made for really binging. So if you onlyget like twelve credits a month, well ll break it down. That's like three aweek. It's plenty of movies, if you think about the old like rent a movieat the video store kind of way right. So I strongly encourage you to go checkout three identical strangers, all right cool all right. So this next oneis on stars and again it's a smart TV,...

APP Rocu, AP type of thing. Now Isigned up to stars for a free week, long trial, because I wanted to watch thenew aversion of total recall and I capappen to catch this movie. So thismovie is called come as you are so come as you are, I think, was produced bythe Canadian National Film Board or something like that. Had that kind oflow keyvibe, very Canadian and the plot is this so the plot is, there are three disapled guys, I would say,they're all in their late IES, maybe early ttys, and that range right.So you've got one guy, he's parapolegic and I think an arm also tripolegic, I'm notsure what the proper term is anyway and he's been that way. Since he wasborn, then we have side impaired guy, blind guy that Ithink he developed his blindness...

...somewhere through his you know childhood, so he did see andthen he lost his vision and then the third person I think, recently acquired a new disability that renderedhim fairly disabled. I can't remember whathis disability was exactly so, at any rate, we've got a guy who's always been disabled. We've got a guythat was has been disabled much of his life and then a guy newly disabled.They all meet together at their therapy session place the Rehab Facility. Theybecome friends, all very unique characters each intheir own, and I think, what's really cool about it isall of the characters that are disabled are actually disabled people, disabledactors, with the disability that...

...they're portraying in the movie. Soagain it's called come as you are. The researt for the title is the WiseGuy, the guy that's been doing. This forever he's been disabled. His wholelife he's he's ornary. He curses a lot I's kind of a punk he's just he's gotof an asshole right, but he's a lovable househole. He finds a place up inCanada, where it's like a house, ofvill repute horrhouse, if you will, wherethey specialize in serving clients, just like these folks, like withdignity and they'll. Finally get laid so come as you are, is basically a roadtrip of three guys with disabilities taken a road trip to try to get laidsimple as that. But the way it's presented is really heartwarming. It'spretty uplifting, it's I'd! Call it dark comedy. I think you dig it socheck that one out on stars. If you want to try a free trial,...

...there's a couple other good things onstars. Just make sure you set a reminder and cancel it before theycharge your card, so the next one you can get on you tubeand it's another Canadian filmboard movie. I must have got caught up intheir algorithms. I think you might enjoy this one too. This one is calledcarts of darkness, not hearts of darkness kind of a spin off of thatname, but this one called carts of darkness now carts of darkness is adocumentary made by a snowboarder who gets injured again. I think now thisguy's, a parapalagic like lost the use of his legs, he's in a wheelchair andhe's up in Vancouver British Columbia up near the hills, fancy neighborhood,you know, houses up on the hill and he notices t e guys, one guy in particular, riding shopping,cart, superfass down these hills, no groceries in it. Just the cart, and we end up meeting this cart guy. Heshows us which carts are the best to...

...use and which ones are not. We learnthat this guy is a homeless guy and lives under the overpasts and he livesin some trees. Then we meet some other homeless people. We learned thehomeless life, we learned the can collecting life. We learn the freedom of writing these carts down these hills,nd, it's just so simple, but so fascinating and all set in thebeautiful backdrop of Vancouver British Columbia, which I had never really seenfrom this perspective, and it looks a lot like my hometown of the kind of SanFrancisco Oaklands Bay area right there around the bay, where the hills kind oflooked down into the water, really beautiful, super interesting story,carts of darkness on Youtube all right. So that's three right there, so thatshould keep you busy. I've got three more, so the three we just talked about three identical strangers on canopy...

...come as you are on stars and carts of darkness on Youtube. Nowthe three I'm going to talk about tomorrow, real quick I'll, just tellyou now, if you want to jump ahead or the pollenaders on canopy, Berts, buzz on curiosity stream, that'sa cool ap and then one on Amazon called weelwork for clicks. So I will give youreviews of those three kind of subterranean documentary, bside, deepcuts that I found during the pandemic tomorrow. All right cool thanks forbeing here. It's great to have someone to talk to and I'll talk to youtomorrow and now back to the wall.

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