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Juuuuust so we’re clear, I haven’t watched any of these yet. So don’t go watching them and find out they are totally inapropes and then blame me for it. But, I won’t blame you if you get to them before I do. Look how interesting. Seriously.
Tiny: A young couple with no construction experience attempts to build a tiny house in this documentary that contemplates shifting American values.
Burt’s Buzz: Burt Shavitz, the co-founder of Burt’s Bees, maintains a reclusive, low-key life in rural Maine — and a complex relationship with his famous company.
Advanced Style: This documentary profiles seven stylish New York City seniors who disprove the notion that advanced years and glamour are mutually exclusive.
Happy People: This documentary explores life along the River Yenisei in Russia, where the industrious inhabitants of a rural village truly live off the land.
Craigslist Joe: Exploring whether America still has a sense of community, a man spends a month depending on the goodness of Craigslist posters for his survival.
Kings of Pastry: Venture inside the deliciously cutthroat Meilleur Ouvrier de France, a French pastry competition, to find out what it takes to be the best pâtissier.
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s: This documentary peels back the curtain at Bergdorf Goodman, the iconic New York store that’s been launching design careers for more than a century.
Mademoiselle C: Cameras roll from day one as Carine Roitfeld, French stylist and former Vogue Paris editor, launches CR, her new fashion magazine.
Detropia: As the focus of this sobering documentary, the decline of Detroit also reflects the nation’s larger failure to keep up in a modern global economy.
What documentaries are on your short list? Load me up, Scotty.