Okay, I’m jumping on the bandwagon…it’s irresistible to make a quick list of my personal favorite 10 documentaries of 2009 (instead of writing the grant I’m supposed to be working on!).  Here they are in no particular order.  What do you think?  What did I miss?

Adjust Your Color:  The Truth of Petey Greene

Garbage Dreams

Unmistaken Child

Journals of a Wiley School

The Way We Get By

Joan Baez:  How Sweet the Sound

P-Star Rising



The English Surgeon

That’s ten, and I’ll make Hold Me Tight Let Me Go a special honorable mention, along with Food, Inc., and Leo Chiang’s A Village Called Versailles.  And I would love to add The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, but I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing it yet.  Can’t wait!  Finally my last honorable mention is to Michael Moore for Capitalism a Love Story…love him or hate him, I give him credit for speaking truth to power and attempting a citizens’ arrest of America’s top corporate brass.

I just read Roger Ebert’s Ten Best Documentaries List and I have not yet seen a single one of them…so many films, so little time!  But they’re all in my Netflix cue now…