2011 is shaping up to be another stellar year for documentaries. After all, it has a lot to live up to with my favorite film of last year being the genre. Many coming from Sundance, we have The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Buck, Project Nim, Page One: Inside the New York Times, How To Die In Oregon, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, Life in a Day, Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, and I cant forget the biggest of them all, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.
But few compare to the wackiness and sheer entertainment value found in master documentary filmmaker Errol Morris‘ latest project. I saw Tabloid at TIFF last year and it is a nonstop, evolving exercise in craziness. The first trailer (via Apple) does an excellent job of conveying the snappy style with stylish flairs. Check it out below, followed by the poster.
Thirty years before the antics of Lindsay, Paris and Britney, Joyce McKinney made her mark as a peerless tabloid queen. In TABLOID, Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Errol Morris (THE FOG OF WAR) follows the salacious adventures of this beauty queen with an IQ of 168, whose single-minded devotion to the man of her dreams leads her on a labyrinthine crusade for love. Down a surreal rabbit hole of kidnapping, masochistic Mormons, risque photography, magic underwear, celestial sex, jail time and a cloning laboratory in South Korea, Joyce’s fantastic exploits were constant headlines.
Tabloid hits theaters July 15th, 2011.
Are you a Morris fan? What do you think about this doc?