‘RBG,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ & ‘Three Identical Strangers’ – Harbingers For New Age of Docs or Flukes?

Successful documentaries stand out any year because with the possible exception of highly-produced non-fiction fare about political advocacy, cute animals or legendary rock stars, they are often viewed as particularly big gambles, even for veteran dist…

Successful documentaries stand out any year because with the possible exception of highly-produced non-fiction fare about political advocacy, cute animals or legendary rock stars, they are often viewed as particularly big gambles, even for veteran distributors hardened by the shifting whims of the box office. Of course, riling up a base of animal lovers, music fans or political partisans are not dollar-making guarantees either, but tapping a crowd just right can hit a…