Decline of Western Civilization (Parts 1, 2 and 3) (IMDB page) (Official Site). Music Documentary. Part 1 (1981) covers the LA punk scene, Part 2 (1988) covers the Metal Years, and Part 3 (1998) rounds out and updates the series. Visit the official site to petition for this series to be released on DVD.
Mardi Gras: Made in China (IMDB page). Documentary. This examination of cultural and economic globalization follows the life-cycle of Mardi Gras beads from a small factory in Fuzhou, China, to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and to art galleries in New York City.
No End in Sight (IMDB page). A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration’s conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.
Jackass: The Movie (IMDB Page). If ever there was proof the American education system is failing, this is it. See Henry drive a jeep in the “Off-Road Tattoo” segment. Johnny Knoxville appeared (not missing any major body parts or organs) on The Henry Rollins Show (Episode 218 – July 29, 2006)
Rescue Dawn (IMDB Page). A grizzly depiction of an American soldier’s escape from a prison camp in Laos during the Vietnam War. Director Werner Herzog appeared on The Henry Rollins Show (Episode 203 – April 15, 2006).
Syriana (IMDB page). A complex political thriller set in the place where modern politics, American business and the Oil industry intersect. Highly recommmended. Director Stephen Gaghan appeared on The Henry Rollins Show (Episode 219 – August 5, 2006).