Friday, December 18, 2009

Theatrical Releases

Every Friday we update you all with the week's theatrical documentary releases. Now, this is not a perfect process as our beloved genre prefers the rolling/limited release schedule instead of a big nationwide or international-wide release. So apologies if a film isn't out in your area or if you are a filmmaker and we missed the boat on announcing your documentary's big day (if that is the case, please let us know and we'll correct the mistake).

Now, with that introduction out of the way, here's this weekend's releases with their current rating on the amazing website

NoBody's Perfect- (no rating provided) Winner of 2009 Lola (German Film Award for Best Documentary), and a contender for 2009 Academy Award selection for Best Documentary, "Nobody's Perfect" follows filmmaker Niko von Glasow, whose short arms identify him as a grown-up “child of Thalidomide”. This film documents his search for eleven other people affected by Thalidomide, to join him in posing naked for a book of photographs. With humour and a surprising lightness of touch, "Nobody’s Perfect" is a portrait of twelve extraordinary characters, from childhood to today. These are people who have gotten used to furtive glances from passers-by, but now they have to stand completely unprotected in front of a camera, and look at their own bodies in a new light. (

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