New Arrested Development took priority but managed to fit a couple in:
Holes in My Shoes - A documentary about an absolutely amazing old New York jewish guy called Jack Beers who crammed an absolute fuckload into his life including strong-man competitions, dog-training shows, building some of the most iconic buildings in New York, revolutionising the Manhattan Project and acting in over 200 films and at 94 during the film is still going strong (the opening scene is of him ripping up a telephone directory with his bare hands). He is amazing, so personable and funny and likeable and seeing him go back to the scenes of his younger days is utterly heartwarming. Really loved this and him.
Dreams of a Life - Kind of a weird partner-piece to the other film in an unintentional way. It's a documentary with a lot of dramatised recreations about a 40 year old woman who died in her bedsit in Wood Green and went unnoticed for 3 whole years before being discovered. Pretty fucking depressing as a thought and this film was an attempt to paint a portrait of her based on anecdotes from former friends/lovers etc. It veered dangerously close to conjecture quite regularly in terms of how she actually died but it's a very interesting film nonetheless. How on earth a woman who seemed to have plenty of acquaintances (if not real friends at the time of her death) managed to be so off-the-radar to have laid dead for three full years is really unsettling.