Flip Screen’s Guide to April (Quarantine Edition)

James Palmer and George Forster are here to give you 10 recommendations available online right now to help get you through these hard times.

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INTERVIEW: Brett James Talks Nashville, Songwriting, and the Release of ‘It All Begins With A Song’

It All Begins With A Song is a feature length documentary that offers a fascinating look into the world of professional songwriters and their successes, failures, processes, and inspirations.

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REVIEW: 'Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts (2019)' Doesn't Hold Anything Back

In 2017, the man beneath the wig, Brian Firkus, and filmmaker, Nick Zeig-Owens, decided to document one of the busiest years of the drag queen’s life.

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REVIEW: ‘It All Begins With a Song’ Reveals the Force That Is the Nashville Songwriter

The country music documentary It All Begins With A Song parts the curtains of the music industry to reveal the tour de force that is the Nashville songwriter.

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Top of the Docs #7 – ‘Losers’ (2019) Puts Sport on the Sideline and Shines a Spotlight on Humanity

Directed by Mickey Duzyj, Losers is a Netflix produced docuseries that focuses on the human side of sport, making it extremely accessible to everyone, regardless of previous sporting knowledge.

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Top of the Docs #3 – ‘Goshogaoka’ and Ambient as a Documentary Genre

When we think of basketball, it’s hard not to think of pace. The game is hardwired to be fast and physically demanding, something obvious from watching even five minutes of a game. This combination of speed, athleticism and strategy is what forms the very core of basketball. And it is exactly those qualities that Goshogaoka lacks.

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Hitting Zero: How ‘Cheer’ Uses Its Cheerleaders to Re-Invent Its Narrative

Cheer allows Daytona to be more than just the observation it had been up until this point, turning it into a participation between subject and crew that makes this docu-series much more personal.

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REVIEW: ‘Church and State’ (2018) Represents Both Sides of the Argument With Compassion and Respect

Church and State is a documentary focusing on a Utah court case that was led by an inexperienced gay man. Due to the pervasiveness of religion in the state, it was believed to not succeed. Despite all odds, however, the case succeeded in creating marriage equality, setting a legal precedent for the Supreme Court ruling in 2015.

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Top of the Docs #1 – When the Levees Broke (2006, Spike Lee)

Hello everyone! Welcome to Top of the Docs! Where, rather than lip-synching, we instead look each week at a specific documentary we feel deserves its 15 minutes.

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: “Almost Too Beautiful To Be Real” – ‘Apollo 11’ (2019)

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Perhaps one of the most famous phrases ever said by a human. Apollo 11 puts this iconic moment into context; mapping the journey to the moon using audio and footage that had been stored in the NASA vaults until now.

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