JunkerSeed Posted October 25, 2002 Share Posted October 25, 2002 Awesome! I had the best of luck today, after seeing spirited away at the beach they had a screening of this and it was one of the best (if not the best) documentaries I've seen. It's by Micheal Moore (Roger and Me) and it's about gun control. And no, it's not just another sappy tragic look at the columbine shootings. He actually asks really good questions that I've never heard people bring up before and makes incredibly good points. First thing, this documentary is absolutely fucking hilarious. The people he interviews are out of this world, and the entire thing just has this perfect sense of humor that points out the absurdity of it all. He finds perfect clips of southpark, chris rock, and various propaganda style NRA videos in between interviews. On the flipside, it's also pretty disturbing. He doesn't hesitate to show us some pretty fucked up images of violence. He asks all the right questions like, why is it that here we have over 11,000 gun related deaths a year, but in canada, where they have 7 million guns in 10 million households, very similar racial diversity, worse poverty, and the same violent entertainment, there are only 38 gun related deaths a year? He can point out a lot of the things that aren't the problem, but he ultimately cant answer what the hell makes americans so violent. I'd love to see how the more republican folks on the board take to this one. It's essentially unbiased, Micheal Moore is a card carrying member of the NRA, after all, but it's very critical towards that side of the arguement. This one comes very very highly reccomended, it's currently only playing at the beach, but if there was ever a reason to haul your ass over there, go for this and spirited away. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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