A report from the Hots Springs Documentary Film FestivalOctober 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.