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  1. Al Robinson
    January 8, 2014

    I really need to catch up on my documentary watching. I still haven’t even seen Searching for Sugar Man. Sheesh!

    For anyone who’s seen a documentary from 2013, which is the best one to start with?

  2. Brian
    January 9, 2014

    @alrobinson The Act of Killing. I was lucky enough to see this at TIFF way back in 2012. I haven’t rewatched it since, but it still rattles me just to think about it.

  3. Bryce Forestieri
    January 9, 2014

    I really need to catch up on non-fiction. I’ve only seen THE ACT OF KILLING and STORIES WE TELL (and LEVIATHAN?). Can anyone vouch for AT BERKELEY and/or COMPUTER CHESS?

  4. Paddy Mulholland
    January 9, 2014

    At Berkeley is excellent, Bryce. My favourite doc of the year is definitely The Act of Killing, but Leviathan, Cutie and the Boxer, Stories We Tell and At Berkeley are also very good.

  5. Patrick
    January 9, 2014

    @Bryce, Computer Chess is not a documentary; highly recommended viewing though.

  6. Bryce Forestieri
    January 9, 2014

    Thanks, Paddy. CUTIE AND THE BOXER looks terrific.

    Patrick, I had only seen stills so I figured this must be non-fiction. Never read a synopsis or bothered to see the trailer which looks great.

  7. Jerry Grant
    January 9, 2014

    @Bryce, I highly recommend _Computer Chess_ as well. At the moment it’s actually in my top 5 for the year. Not a documentary, but (initially) crafted to look like one. Maybe the most original film I have seen all year. I think you can’t *but* call it great filmmaking in its own way. Kind of brilliant.

  8. Dean Treadway
    January 9, 2014

    COMPUTER CHESS is right behind 12 YEARS A SLAVE as my favorite film of the year. Required viewing.

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