ARE YOU THERE, ANDY?
Director Holly Lehren explores her obsession with Andy Kaufman and the possibility that he still maybe alive 35 years later.
One of the best documentaries on Kaufman you will find. While not a full on detail oriented documentary, but an great examination of the man and a his comedy. The film however transcends just being about Kaufman by looking at Lehren's life and life in general through the prism of Kaufman. It's a stunning film
AUTISM ONE MAN'S JOURNEY
Director Scott Michael Klumb looks at ho his late in life diagnosis with autism has effected his life and how things might have been different if he had been diagnosed earlier.
I am torn about this film. While on one hand it' is an excellent look at what autism is, how it effects one person and how a diagnosis can make things better, the presentation is a bit too clinical for my tastes. Don't get me wrong the material here is gangbusters, but it feels a bit too much like an infomercial then something that is absolutely compelling. Perhaps if it wasn't 35 minutes I'd like it better. Don't get me wrong it's absolutely worth seeing, but its something you'll like more than love- though the information is invaluable.
BENEFIT OF BILLY HIPKINS
Billy Hipkins begins to try and find out about Jennie Gourlay, an actress who was supposed to play Ford's Theater the night after Lincoln was shot and he relates that to his coming out and his life.
This is a lovely little film. Its a beautifully told story about a wonderful man. Highly recommended