A report from the Hots Springs Documentary Film Festival

October 15, 2012

Circumstances are keeping me away from the fesyival this week, but we have spies.

BDA Guiding Light Joe Riddle reports:

I saw four good docs, the best likely was AKA Doc Pomus, about a white Jewish paraplegic blues singer who wrote some of the best Rock ‘n’ roll and popular songs of the ’50s and ’60s and ’70s.

The other three were A Girl Like Her, (quite moving) about unwed mothers of the ’50s and ’60s who were forced to give up their babies; Bettie Page Reveals All, a wonderful film narrated by the real Bettie Page; and Dead or Alive, a French Canadian doc about four different undertakers, which was absolutely fascinating. And I love the Arlington Hotel. So much better that the run-down theater.

Lots of bathrooms and parking.

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