Trailers: “Tarantino: Disciple of Hong Kong”; “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” and “The Flaw”
May 26, 2011 Leave a comment
There are a few documentary trailers out this week for films that I haven’t yet seen but which seem pretty interesting. To both myself and other doc fans and non-doc fans alike. The range of topics include film history, biography and the financial crisis.
One that is obviously making the more mainstream blogosphere rounds this week is the French-produced film “Tarantino: Disciple of Hong Kong,” which of course covers Quentin Tarantino‘s HK cinema influences. And, um, I saw a “Cannonball Run II” poster slipped in there somewhere. Anyway, it features interviews with many filmmakers, such as Ringo Lam, and scholars, such as David Bordwell. Watch that one after the jump.
From the blog Shadow and Act comes a teaser trailer for a doc currently in the works titled “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” Directed by Pratibha Parmar (“A Place of Rage”), it’s a biography of Walker, “from her birth in a paper-thin shack in cotton fields of Putnam County, Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th Century,” whom the filmmaker worked with previously on “Warrior Marks.”
Finally, The Guardian shares an exclusive trailer for the documentary “The Flaw,” which is like a British version of this year’s Oscar winner, “Inside Job,” even though it’s also mostly about the American financial crisis. I’ll admit that I actually only caught half of this one at Sundance (I walked in, though, not out) and found it to be pretty dull. Yet it has cartoons, so maybe some kids will enjoy it. I can’t figure out how to embed their video so just click above for that one.