Paco and George review and recommend (or not) new documentaries in the streaming world.

Today we are covering Jessica Yu’s 2004 documentary In the Realms of the Unreal. 

On episode 163 host George Chen talks with a team of filmmakers who specialize in outsider Americana documentaries.

On episode 162 Paco and George play a few moments from some of their favorite interviews with great documentary directors.

On episode 161 George and Paco sit down with musician and journalist Kevin Seal to recap Alex Winter’s 2020 documentary Zappa.

On episode 160 host Paco Romane and George Chen talk with one of their favorite filmmakers Jeff Feuerzeig.

We get through episodes 6 through 9 of The Vow, which tries the patience of Paco, George, and returning guest Johnny Pemberton.

On episode 157 we recap the 2014 documentary Jaco currently streaming on Hulu. Jaco, the doc, is about the brief, brilliant and brutal musical career of the legendary electric bass player Jaco Pastorius a self-taught musician who changed the course of modern music.

The Vow documents the NXIVM organization, and how the founders attracted followers with their scientific-based approach to self-help, and how Raniere and actor Allison Mack were arrested on sex trafficking and racketeering charges.

Today we recap an all time classic, Capturing The Friedmans, and get into a lively debate about how this documentary stacks up in today’s world. Was director Andrew Jarecki irresponsible in how he handled the footage and information he had? Was there a bias towards helping Jesse? Will our guest Curtis Cook and Paco ever see eye-to-eye on this doc? Listen to find out!

Robin’s Wish centers around the final years of Robin Williams and the confusion around why this comedy icon killed himself in 2014.

Today Paco and George recap the new Showtime documentary The Go Go’s . Notably the first all-femme band to write their own songs, play their own instruments, and snag a #1 US album. Directed by Allison Ellwood, this straightforward music documentary looks at the LA group’s rise, reign and breakup, along with youthful ambition, firings, drugs, rehab, money squabbles, breakup, and inevitable reunions.

Ep 152 CIRCUS OF BOOKS with director Rachel Mason What would you do if you found out your boring, conventional, conservative parents were America’s biggest distributors of gay porn? Our guest made a documentary about…

Ep 151 A GENUINE FORGER with comedian Scott Simpson On episode 151 Paco and George talk with comedian and podcaster Scott Simpson. We recap the documentary A Genuine Forger that profiles Guy Ribes, one of…

Sup Doc  – The Documentary Podcast Recapping Reality Since 2015 Ep 150 MARWENCOL Episode 150! We’re commemorating by taking a look back at one of our favorite documentaries, the 2010 Jeff Malmstein documentary Marwencol. Mark Hogancamp,…

On episode 149 of Sup Doc we are recapping the classic 2008 documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil directed by Sacha Gervasi who was a teenage fan and Anvil roadie. This doc is tragic, brilliant and hilarious and is as close to the real life Spinal Tap as possible

Put together a failed actor, the Alaskan wilderness, wild grizzly bears, and Werner Herzog and what do you get? A brutal classic.

On episode 147 hosts Paco and George take a look back at Michael Moore’s classic 1989 documentary Roger and Me. Foundational to modern American documentary, this is a biting, vital, and angry film that is sadly still relevant today.