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Just a reminder for those who missed my original post on it: SnagFilms.com - watch documentaries online for FREE!!

I won't repeat what I said about the site and my initial experience with it - you can read that post HERE.

Since learning about it about a month ago, I've used the service quite a few times, watching a basket full of riveting, informative documentaries on a variety of topics. Most are available for purchase on DVD, or previously enjoyed theatrical releases, so you might be familiar with a few. But it's discovering gems I've never heard of that's thrilling for me - like a trekkie at a Star Trek convention :o)

I love to learn, so the educational opportunities provided by the informative nature of documentaries is something to relish!

I encourage you to take advantage of the FREE virtual screening room! You can watch right on your computer screen, or, if you're like me, you can connect a projector to your computer, and watch on a larger screen, whether it's a bedsheet, or, in my case, a wall in my apartment... at night... in the dark... in the nude... (ok, scratch the last part).

A few docs I've watched on the site recently:

- Stolen - In 1990, in the early morning hours after St. Patrick’s Day, thieves disguised as policemen gained access into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner museum and successfully executed the largest art heist in modern history. STOLEN brings the audience on a journey to understand not just a crime, but also the nature of beauty itself - its fragility and its power.
- Charlie Chaplin: The Forgotten Years: Charles Chaplin's later life, after being forced to leave the USA in 1952.
- Protagonist: What do a terrorist, kung-fu master, gay evangelical minister, and a bank robber have in common?
- Super Size Me: (I'm sure everyone has heard of this one) Morgan Spurlock eats a McDonald's-only diet for thirty days straight and monitors the effects on his mind and body.
- American Ruling Class: Satire that explores our country’s most taboo topic: class, the presence of an elite in our nominally democratic republic. Harper’s Magazine editor Lewis Lapham takes two young Ivy-League graduates on a tour of the corridors of power and their own career possibilities. Along the way they meet an all-star cast, including, among many others, former cabinet secretaries, corporate mandarins, newspaper publishers, and journalists. By story’s end, the graduates’ choice of career takes on great weight: will they try to save the world, or rule it?

So, head on over to SnagFilms.com NOW! You'll appreciate it! And no, they aren't paying me to plug the service. Did I mention it's FREE?

1 comments:

  1. DC advocate said...
     

    Thanks for the post - I love snagfilms too!!

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