knoxville daily sun
knoxville news knoxville daily sun lifestyle business knoxville sports travel knoxville classifieds knoxville jobs knoxville legal notices knoxville yellow pages smoky mountains contact facebook twitter linkedin rss entertainment knoxville advertising

DOC's Best Documentary Marathon Starts December 1

operation homecoming
Photo courtesy of University of Texas

By Jeaneane Payne

For those who appreciate documentaries, the entire month of December features a great line-up on the Documentary Channel (DOC). The top documentary films of the year will be shown every night in December starting December 1 with the very moving Oscar® nominee "Operation Homecoming."

"Operating Homecoming" illuminates the extraordinary experiences of American servicemen and women through their own powerful stories. Based on the acclaimed NEA-sponsored book of the same name, this film offers a profound look at the lives of those serving in America's armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Distinguished actors like Robert Duvall, Beau Bridges, and Aaron Eckhart give voice to the poems, stories, essays, letters, and journal entries of people on the frontlines.

The list of 31 films was voted into the line-up by Documentary Channel staff.

The public will be able to vote for DOC's 2011 Audience Award and also be eligible to win one of a wide variety of prizes, including iPads, a BOSE CineMate System, Sony Bloggie Camcorders, "Best of DOC" DVD packages, and other items. The sweepstakes begins December 1, 2011 at 9 a.m. ET and ends January 5, 2012 at 4:59 p.m. ET. Complete sweepstakes details, rules and regulations are available online at

The programming line up airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT and is:

Thursday, December 1 - "Operation Homecoming"
Friday, December 2 - "Honeyboy and the History of the Blues"
Saturday, December 3 - "The Story of the Weeping Camel"
Sunday, December 4 - "Eat the Sun"
Monday, December 5 - "King Crawfish"
Tuesday, December 6 - "The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue to Hope"
Wednesday, December 7 - "The Chair"
Thursday, December 8 - "John Lee Hooker: That's My Story"
Friday, December 9 - "Autumn Gold"
Saturday, December 10 - "A Good Man"
Sunday, December 11 - "Prosecutor"
Monday, December 12 - "The Last Days of Shishmaref"
Tuesday, December 13 - "The Secret to a Happy Ending"
Wednesday, December 14 - "Tell Them Who You Are"
Thursday, December 15 - "For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism"
Friday, December 16 - "Full Disclosure"
Saturday, December 17 - "Ghost Bird"
Sunday, December 18 - "Gathering Remnants"
Monday, December 19 - "Sing: The Hotel Café Tour"
Tuesday, December 20 - "October Country"
Wednesday, December 21 - "Burzynski: Cancer is a Serious Business"
Thursday, December 22 - "Against the Tide"
Friday, December 23 - "Kurt Cobain: About a Son"
Saturday, December 24 - "Puppet"
Sunday, December 25 - "Space Tourists"
Monday, December 26 - "Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment"
Tuesday, December 27 - "Beah: A Black Woman Speaks"
Wednesday, December 28 - "Killer at Large"
Thursday, December 29 - "Trimpin: The Sound of Invention"
Friday, December 3 - "Virtual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy Had Lived"
Saturday, December 31 - "Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea"

Source: Documentary Channel

Publishd November 16, 2011

Share |

knoxville daily sun Knoxville Daily Sun
2011 Image Builders
User Agreement | Privacy Policy