Last week we had a film that was still quite excellent if you ignore the glaring racism. This week have one that is racist and not very excellent at all. But apparently it's important in a sort of "proof-of-concept" way for feature length documentaries?
Robert J. Flaherty's Nanook of the North is 79 minutes long, blowing it's "actuality" contemporaries out of the water, but isn't so much actual as "completely made up." Pat and I talk about some of it's problems and are generally just bewildered that it ever got made.