It's that time of year again! That time when the Sassistas! sit in dark theaters for most of the day for a week and watch documentaries that alternatively challenge our thinking, break our hearts or slap us upside the head. Yes, it's time for SILVERDOCS! Check out the "sizzle reel" above!
Sadly, SILVERDOCS will be missing one key component this year, namely Matissta, who must continue her ongoing web development education in the evenings and weekend. Stepping up to the SILVERDOCS plate, however, will be our own Sista C, who is flying in on Wednesday to join Flannista in this documentary marathon.
This year marks the 10th year for SILVERDOCS which has grown into a national venue (after Sundance) for "must-see" documentaries. Oscar documentary winners such as "Taxi to the Dark Side," "Man on Wire," "No End in Sight" and "Grizzly Man" all played at previous SILVERDOC festivals. This year, SILVERDOCS will be showing several of the 2012 Sundance Documentary winners, such as "The House I Live In", "Searching for Sugar Man," "The Queen of Versailles" and "Detropia". Flannista and Sista C plan to see each one and hope that Matissta might be able to join us on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Flannista will be on her own today at SILVERDOCS and will post from her iPhone when she can. In the meantime, check out the film roster (in the link in the first paragraph) and let us know which documentaries you believe are "must-sees"!
See you at "The DOCS" . . . what Sista C calls our annual week of films that examine the worst and best of what it means to be human.
BREAKING DOCS SASS! BREAKING DOCS SASS!
Last night, Matissta and I attended Opening Night at SILVERDOCS that featured, "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" by Romana S. Diaz about the Filipino singer Arnetl Pineda who becomes lead singer for the rock band, Journey. Guess who was there at the center of attention? The ACTUAL lead singer? Nope, someone even MORE FAMOUS!! Michaele Salahi with Neal Schon, Journey lead guitarist and former flame (who knew)? She was clinging to him the ENTIRE NIGHT -- "lovin', touchin', squeezin"!!