I will forever be indebted to a republican named Bill for telling me to watch Hands on a Hard Body. It's a documentary about a yearly contest in Texas where people stand around with their hands on a Nissan Hardbody, trying to outlast and outwit everyone else.
I was looking through my notes from a few of my film classes, I found a list of my favorite quotes from perhaps the most enjoyable doc ever. (Grey Gardens and Spellbound are also contenders.*)
-"It's almost a mystical experience. It transcends the truck."
-"She started laughing a while ago and said it was the Holy Ghost. That was pretty cool."
-"It's done gone numb."
-I have a 20 ton air conditioning unit in my house, it can go to -12 degrees, you can actually freeze to death in our house."
I just LOVE that movie and the social actors in it who are so charming and delightful. I so wish it was on DVD. If you ever get the opportunity to watch it, jump at that chance.
*Let's ignore the fact that in school I wrote a paper on the exploitation of social actors in documentary films citing Spellbound, Hands on a Hard Body and Trekkies as examples.