Rarely do I find something on Youtube that literally crawls into my soul and crushes me. My Brother Jordan is not necessarily a story I’d seek out myself. It’s filled with sadness and it’s about missing a part of you that can never be replaced. In a grander scheme of things, it’s a love letter to an amazing brother. And I mean.. just thinking about it is making me cry but I don’t regret clicking on a documentary video on Youtube and ending up here.
Looking back at 2019 releases and picking three recommendations (as I usually do) is very difficult. There could be multiple themes within a theme I could go with but I would still need to make a difficult choice. So I’m making it super easy for myself by picking a specific genre and its three (not less nor more) 2019 releases I saw – documentaries.
I think nothing embodies the great outdoors better than documentaries. So for this week, I want to highlight three documentaries that I think are pretty darn good. One of them you have heard a lot about, from me probably, because it is literally my favourite documentary ever. I have already recommended it once this year but hey, I’m breaking the rules here to make this great outdoors list, in my mind, perfect. All of these three documentaries are about climbing.
For some reason, when a documentary clicks with me, I tend to watch them many many times. The September Issue being one I’ve seen close to 10 times, and Bill Cunningham New York a close second. Now, Free Solo has joined the ranks of my favourite documentaries, taking the honorary place in the top 3.
For those who do not know, and there might be many of you because I don’t mention this often, but I love, LOVE, fashion documentaries! I’ve seen The September Issue more than five times, and I’ve tried to watch as many as I have been able to get my hands on. And when I finally got the chance to see The First Monday in May, I was thrilled, and I’m still thrilled, because this documentary is another very interesting look into the world of fashion industry.
Fashion documentaries, for some odd reason, are my kind of jam, and The September Issue (2009), so far, is probably my favorite of the bunch! Probably because, as Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington take us through the process of bringing out the Vogue September 2007 issue, the documentary itself is a more in depth view of people in the fashion than the fashion itself.