I saw this Monks doc at Anthology in NYC last night. The filmmakers should be commended for this work, as it does everything great documentary film should do. "Monks" makes terrific use of both primary source footage and stock material, it's warm, witty, idiosyncratic, and it situates its subjects in a definite context of time and place. And it raises fascinating issues of art/commerce/branding without ever being pedantic. My mother, an Air Force brat, grew up in this world--as an American in Germany in the mid-60s. That time and place come through beautifully.Absolutely superb film. I will never, never never beA TORQUAY.
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