Director: Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil)
Starring: Damien Wayne Echols, Jason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelley, Lorris DavisThe Story: Documentary on the West Memphis Three and the efforts to prove them innocent of the murders for which they were convicted in 1994. The Lowdown: If you know little about the case, this should be one suspenseful moviegoing experience. If you're familiar with the case, it ought to still prove a compelling watch because of the amassed and distilled information.
Director: Dror Moreh (Sharon)
Starring: Ami Ayalon, Avi Dichter, Yuval Diskin, Carmi Gillon, Yaakov Peri, Avraham ShalomThe Story: An oral history of the Israeli intelligence agency, Shin Bet, as told by the men who’ve run it. The Lowdown: An informative and occasionally eye-opening documentary that’s a bit too stodgy and erudite, but works well when it displays its humanity.
Genre: Music Documentary
Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Starring: Sixto Rodriguez, Malik Bendjelloul, Clarence Avant, Eva Rodriguez, Regan Rodriguez, Sandra Rodiguez-KennedyThe Story: Music documentary about the mysterious and little-known pop star Rodriguez who disappeared from the scene after two critically-praised, but commercially disastrous albums in early 1970s. The Lowdown: An absolutely splendid documentary that tells a true stoty of amazing improbability. Beautifully structured with a genuine dramatic arc and a lot of nice music. Don't miss this one.
Director: Aimie Burns
Starring: Mohammad Khan Kharoti, Yama Kharoti, Homa Kharoti, Steve Boyer, Bob McSweenyPeace Through Education: Stealing the Light screens at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the theater's box office.
Genre: Performance Documentary
Director: Wim Wenders
Starring: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth AmaranteThe Story: Documentary in which the works of German choreographer Pina Bausch are committed to film. The Lowdown: An altogether engaging -- sometimes breathtaking -- look at one of the major figures of modern dance. A rare look at one artist by another that should be seen.
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