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Extraordinary Ordinary People

Extraordinary Ordinary People is a movie starring Sheila Kay Adams, Rahim AlHaj, and Alphonse Ardoin. A celebration of the cultures of the world living and thriving in the United States, Extraordinary Ordinary People is a...

Running Time
1 hours 24 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Alan Govenar
Writer
Jason Johnson-Spinos, Alan Govenar
Actors
Horace Axtell, Alphonse Ardoin, Sheila Kay Adams, Rahim AlHaj
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A celebration of the cultures of the world living and thriving in the United States, Extraordinary Ordinary People is a music-fueled journey across America. At a time when the existence of the National Endowment for the Arts has never been more threatened, this new documentary focuses on one of its least known and most enduring programs: the National Heritage Fellowship, awarded annually since 1982. Featuring a breathtaking array of men and women - musicians, dancers, quilters, woodcarvers, and more - the film demonstrates the importance of the folk and traditional arts in shaping the fabric of America. From Bill Monroe and B.B. King to Passamaquoddy basket weavers and Peking Opera singers - from Appalachia to inner city neighborhoods in New York, the mountains of New Mexico, the suburbs of Dallas and the isolated Native American reservations of Northern California - each of the artists share exceptional talent, ingenuity, and perseverance.

Comments about documentary «Extraordinary Ordinary People» (13)

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Deborah K.

This is a documentary that tells the story of a group of retired politicians and their lives. The documentary begins with a chronological recap of the lives of these politicians, and then shifts into the life of one of the group, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger plays a colorful character, but the documentary is primarily focused on his life, not his political career. The story is told with the same focus on his life as it would be with any other person, but in this case, it is the life of one of the politicians that is the focus. This is an excellent documentary, and if you are an Arnold Schwarzenegger fan, I highly recommend it.

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Grace

This is a documentary that attempts to set the record straight about the people who have given us the Golden Globes and Oscars and the winners in each category. The film is shot in the 1950s and looks at how the different people who have received awards during this time have come to be the "people" they are today. The film has a very professional feel to it and is very well edited and edited with great acting and directing. It is very well done and well put together and is worth seeing if you are interested in the history of the Golden Globe. The film is not very "popular" and is probably the most personal film you will ever see about the Golden Globe. It is very clear and shows the people behind the awards and how they have changed over the years. It is a very good film about a very important part of American culture.

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Robert

This is an interesting documentary about the photographer William Eggleston, who started out as a photographer for LIFE magazine, and eventually became an internationally renowned photographer. I have always found Eggleston to be a very fascinating subject and I think that this documentary does a good job of showing him and his world, in particular the part of his life in which he lived in New York City. But the documentary never really goes anywhere very interesting. It's interesting to see the many people he met along the way, but the film never really goes into any depth about them. The documentary does tell us about some of the problems he faced, such as his relationship with his wife, and how he wanted to avoid a romance with his secretary, but it never really gets into the romantic side of the relationship between Eggleston and his wife. I'm not sure whether this documentary would have been interesting to me if it had been about a man who was married to his secretary and had a relationship with a young woman, but the documentary is just too slow. There are a lot of interesting details about the people he met along the way, but the film doesn't really go into any depth about the people and their relationships.

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Zachary Duncan

I loved this movie. The acting was superb and the story is heart-wrenching. I love that it's been used in college courses on how to deal with depression, but also the love stories and the ways to deal with grief. It's a really good movie. I feel so sorry for all the people who suffered through this. It's a movie I could watch over and over.

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Brenda H.

In the first of two reviews of this film, I have to say that I was a little surprised by the negative response to this film. I'm not the target audience for it, so I wasn't expecting a great deal of emotion or an all-out attack on the establishment. What I got was an informative look at a little known aspect of American life. It wasn't the most revolutionary documentary I've ever seen, but it was still interesting. The film does a great job at portraying the country as it is today, and it's certainly not going to change the world for the better. However, if you are a person who isn't constantly looking at the world through rose colored glasses, then you will likely enjoy this film. The cast and crew were very well chosen and the movie was very well done. I look forward to seeing more from this filmmaker.

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Dylan Schneider

This is a documentary about the people involved in the internet sensation known as "the internet". It is a lot of fun and can be a bit difficult to follow, but it is a good place to start if you want to know more about the internet. The film is not really about the internet, but rather the people involved in it. It is good for a first time viewer to get a feel for the people involved in this phenomenon. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the internet, especially those who have grown up with it. It's not really that interesting, but it is a good place to start and I think it's worth it.

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Katherine Butler

All the cast is amazing, and the movie is extremely well done, with the exception of the end. The end is a little too short, and feels like it was rushed to get to the point. This movie was not for everyone, I don't think I would watch it again. There is a lot of interesting information in it, but I don't think it's worth watching twice.

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Rose T.

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie because it was just released and I had heard so many great things about it. This movie was actually quite good but it had some really good things in it that were just lost in the editing and the length. The acting was very good and it had a good amount of drama to it. I just didn't think that the movie really had enough time to get to the point. The ending is the only reason I would give this movie a good rating. But it was really good and had a lot of good things in it. I would have liked to have seen more footage but the editing was really good. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who loves documentaries. It was really good and I would definitely see it again. The problem is that it is so short and the editing is really good. I would give this movie a 7.5/10.

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Michael

I found this movie to be interesting, but not as good as other recent docs. The camera-work is pretty impressive, and the focus is on just one thing and then on another. The interviews are very well done. But I could not find a way to summarize or explain the thesis of the movie. I liked the subject of this movie, but I still did not find a way to explain it to someone else. This is not a bad thing, but I think it could have been done better.

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Joe M.

On the surface this film is a rags to riches story. Two sisters, a recently divorced mother and her two daughters, and her husband, who are all involved in some sort of financial or spiritual endeavour, are found living on the same estate. The story is told from the point of view of the father, played by Alan Arkin, who has difficulty communicating with his daughter. It is clear that his daughter has a little bit of a mental illness and is becoming increasingly more psychotic. As the film progresses, we see how the daughters begin to understand and interact with each other. The mother's problems are, in turn, taken up by the daughters and the father. As the film progresses the girls have a real relationship with each other. The father begins to realise that there are deeper issues in the family. The mother has a breakdown and is taken away by the police, while the father tries to find her daughter. I felt that the film was too long and would have been better had it been shorter. It did not allow me to empathise with the sisters, who I knew well, and their relationship with each other. The father seemed to be on an emotional roller-coaster, as he felt that he was not helping the girls, while trying to do his best to communicate with them. I also felt that the film did not go into enough detail to understand the issues and why the mother was becoming more and more psychotic. I would have liked to have seen more on the effects of the mental illness on the daughters. I also felt that the film was too over-long, and the film-makers could have been more concise with the material they had. All in all, I would not recommend this film. It was a good idea for a film, but I feel that it could have been more effective if it had been shorter and had a better script. Overall, I thought that this film was a good attempt, but I would not recommend it to anybody.

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Howard

A documentary by Steven Kline, Peter Sarsgaard, and John Turturro, and directed by Robert Elswit. It was written by Kline and Elswit and Turturro and directed by Elswit. "A personal look at some of the most interesting people in history. From the women to the men, from the rich and the poor, from those who were famous or famous for nothing to those who have been forgotten." The film is fairly short, but it's a compelling look at many important people, and it's a good time at the movies. There's a lot of history here, and it's certainly worth the price of admission. I don't think it's as interesting as "Dirty Wars" or "The Story of O" or "The Life and Times of Peter Sellers," but it's well-made, and I think it's worth seeing.

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Tammy E.

This is a documentary about the late David Letterman. It is about his comedy, his celebrity, his relationships with his family, his fans, his enemies and his jokes. It is also about his cancer, his comedy and his death. It is a very interesting documentary, because Letterman is the most popular TV comedian of all times. He is a very funny man. So, the documentary is about his life and his comedy. Letterman is so funny and is also very famous. I recommend this documentary for people who are fans of Letterman. I also recommend it for people who are not fans of Letterman. It is also a documentary about the late David Letterman, but it is not a documentary about him. The documentary is about the life and the comedy of David Letterman. So, if you like Letterman, you will like this documentary. I liked it a lot. I also recommend it to all the people who like Letterman. The people who like Letterman will like this documentary. And the people who do not like Letterman will not like this documentary.

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Donna Silva

The Amazing Larry Clark's second documentary film is a fascinating and fascinating look at the life and times of legendary rock star Jerry Lee Lewis, his drug and alcohol abuse, and the infamous and tragic death of his mother and his brother. It's a great look at Lewis, his band, and his life. It's a great documentary. It's really worth seeing.