The buzz on the "wide" movie releases this weekend: The Watch ("disappointment") and Step Up Revolution ("chaotic formlessness") are poor. That's balanced with intriguing indie and documentary films the Filmosophers enjoy alerting you to. Start with Ruby Sparks, from the Little Miss Sunshine folks- "The great romantic gem of the summer, a diamond in the rough that bends genres and trips up expectations." There's the fascinating documentary Searching For Sugar Man, which "tells the true story of the greatest '70s U.S. rock icon who never was, how he was rediscovered in a far off land and finally became the legend he always deserved to be. "The strangeness of truth compared to the limits of the human imagination gets a crystalline demonstration in Searching for Sugar Man. "A gloriously inspirational comeback tale." (click on "Read More" to continue)
Also, the documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist. "An extraordinarily down-to-earth yet cosmopolitan figure, full of mischief, courage and defiance." There's the "unusual, lightly surreal and unorthodox documentary, Convento. Set at the convergence of two rivers in southeastern Portugal, along what some believe to be a ley line possessing mystical energies, there rises the four hundred year old monastery Sao Francisco."
We'll tell you about that and more. We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch, Bruce and Shane Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM Central, repeated Sundays, 9:00 AM. "Leaves you feeling anything is possible." - Searching for Sugar Man