Man on Wire (2008)
Exciting documentary that treats Phillipe Petit’s famous high-wire walk between the Twin Towers in 1974 as a heist story. The “dramatizations” are a bit hokey but as well done as dramatizations can be.
The Knights of Fix-A-Lot (2003)
I confess, I think Bob the Builder is great. This feature length story follows Bob & the crew as they restore a medieval castle with the help of Bob’s bossy father and a new-agey local heritage historian.
There are people who are passionate about fonts and I just don’t get it, but this film helped me understand fonts and their design a bit more. Helvetica is a modernist, sans serif font that has become ubiquitous especially in corporate logos. I’ll never look at storefront signage the same again. The typeface designers interviewed are a crotchety, passionate and intellectual bunch and a hoot to watch.