Why Not Watch?

5 of Our Favorite Documentaries From 2009

What film are you going to watch tonight? Why not discover Influence Film Club’s 5 favorite documentaries from 2009? Whether it be from exploring cultural identity, exposing shocking practices, baking your way to the top, fighting to stay on top, or living your life in the spotlight, these docs are sure to give you plenty to talk about!

Good Hair
GOOD HAIR is inspired by Chris Rock’s 3-year old daughter who asked, “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?” this film explores the way hairstyles impact the activities, relationships, and self-esteem of African Americans.

The Cove
THE COVE follows a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Richard O’Barry, as they infiltrate a hidden cove near Taiji, Japan to expose a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Kings of Pastry
16 Chefs. 3 Days. 1 Chance. France’s KINGS OF PASTRY compete for the title of a lifetime: the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, or Best Craftsmen in France.

The September Issue
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her team of editors set out to create the most important issue of the year. THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE is a highly entertaining documentary that takes you into the lives of those who rule the fashion world.

We Live in Public
Ten years in the making and culled from 5,000 hours of footage, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC reveals the effect the web is having on our society and is a riveting, cautionary tale of what to expect as the virtual world inevitably takes control of our lives.