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Frye: The Greatest Party That Never Happened – One of two recent documentaries about the notorious music festival that went viral in 2017, Netflix’s offering is chock full of insider-video footage that the creators of the festival made, showcasing just how messed up the entire debacle was.  Nobody comes out of this one looking good, and it’s an epic parable on the dangers of ego, greed, and massive wealth.

Available on Netflix.

 

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley – Theranos has been making headlines since Elizabeth Holmes first announced that she had created the technology to test blood based on just one drop of it.  That claim was a lie, and “The Inventor” explores how a young woman was able to scam Silicon Valley, Fortune magazine, and the world.

Available on HBO.

 

Shirkers – Sandi Tan’s astonishing documentary about the road movie that she shot in Singapore with a group of friends in 1992 is a chilling tale about abuse of power, trust, creativity, and filmmaking.  The crux of the story comes from the fact that the film was stolen by Tan’s mentor and only recovered 20 years later when Tan went on a personal journey to discover what happened to her film.

Available on Netflix.

 

Three Identical Strangers – The less you know about this doc going in, the better.  Tim Wardle’s tale about three identical twins who were separated at birth and later found each other through a series of seemingly unbelievable circumstances starts off as a feel good romp before descending into something entirely more sinister.  A must watch.

Available on Hulu.

 

Leaving Neverland – “Leaving Neverland” comes with a hefty trigger warning, as two of Michael Jackson’s alleged victims describe the grooming and sexual abuse that they suffered at his hands.  The film is a vital look at the way that celebrity can shield abuse, but it’s more about telling the two victims’ stories than proving innocence or guilt.

Available on HBO.

 

See the rest of the list at Nerdist.

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