Mockumentary March: It’s Pseudo-Reality

Posted in The Screening Room by - March 01, 2016

Long before Sacha Baron Cohen gave us Bruno and Borat, filmmakers had been creating fictional documentaries. Aptly deemed “mockumentaries” they span the gamut from alternate history (C.S.A.) to Bigfoot (Legend of Boggy Creek) to surfing penguins (Surf’s Up). It’s an interesting sub-genre of documentary film that allows filmmakers to explore topics in novel and unique ways that vanilla documentaries would not. So join us won’t you as we take a look at some funny, scary, and thought provoking mockumentaries.


Week 1 (1st – 5th)

Tuesday: Fear of a Black Hat

Wednesday: Best in Show

Thursday Kulturecast: The Legend of Boggy Creek

Friday: Zelig

Saturday: Punishment Park


Week 2 (6th – 12th)

Monday Kulturecast: C.S.A. Confederate States of America

Tuesday: Forgotten Silver

Wednesday: Drop Dead Gorgeous

Thursday Kulturecast: Man Bites Dog

Friday: A Mighty Wind

Saturday: FUBAR


Week 3 (13th – 19th)

Monday Kulturecast: Spinal Tap

Tuesday: Finishing The Game

Wednesday: Troll Hunter

Thursday Kulturecast: Incident at Loch Ness

Friday: The Big Tease

Saturday: Lollilove


Week 4 (20th – 26th)

Monday Kulturecast: Death of a President

Tuesday: Chalk

Wednesday: Surf’s Up

Thursday Kulturecast: I’m Still Here

 

Friday: Confessions of an Action Star

Saturday: Lake Mungo


Week 5 (27th – 31th)

Monday Kulturecast: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Tuesday: Interview with the Assassin

Wednesday: Sweet and Lowdown

Thursday Kulturecast: Borat

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Chris Stachiw is the Editor-in-Chief and co-host of the Kulturecast. He's a native Californian with a penchant for sarcasm and a taste for the cinematic bizarre. You'll often find him wandering the wasteland of Nebraska searching for the meaning of life and possibly another rare Pokemon.
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