Best trailer was for “The R.M” (The “Returned Missionary”
doesn’t stand for anythingbut is a homophone for Orem, the city in Utah – think “The O.C.”). Nice example of the trailer trope (gentle indie whimsy) applied to a specific culture.
Now on DVD, an Aussie show from 2004. Absolutely brilliant, reminds a bit of Louis Theroux, participatory, exploratory, a bit more prankish, but hilarious and informative. Safran will try almost anything and report back on it, it’s not reality-TV, it’s journo-ethno-tainment.