The documentary smorgasbord:
The Last Gold (2015)
Narrated by Julianna Margulies, this doc explores one of the Olympics' first doping scandals. In 1976, the women's US swim team lost race after race to the East Germans, later revealed to be part of systematic enhancement. Then there was the last race. Full off confessional talking heads and expert research, this is a film that should help ease you out of the last few weeks of Olympics high.
30 for 30 veteran Jonathan Hock puts baseball's linchpin pitch under a microscope to better relay the exhilaration, tension, and fear of stepping up to home plate. A typical fastball lasts about 396 milliseconds. Through motion graphics, high-resolution slow motion, and interviews with major MLB stars, Hock can stretch the play into 90 minutes of gripping drama. Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, and For the Love of the Game star Kevin Costner narrates Fastball, because really, who else is that qualified?
The Last Man on the Moon (2016)
December 14th, 1972, just after 5:30pm EST, astronaut Gene Cernan stepped back into the Apollo 17 lunar module and became the last man to set foot on Earth's ominous satellite. In The Last Man on the Moon, Cernan whisks us back in time to the space race, shading the historic events with stories of pilot camaraderie and the tolls of being one of NASA's top dogs. A must for space buffs.
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015)
Lizzie Velasquez suffers from a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight. When she discovered a YouTube video dubbing her "The World's Ugliest Woman," Lizzie pushed back -- in a most inspiring fashion.
A Faster Horse (2015)
For car buffs (or newbs who want to speak the language), A Faster Horse charts the 50-year history of the Ford Mustang by scrutinizing the design of the latest model. From the director of the modern doc staple Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
Winnebago Man (2009)
Before YouTube, outtakes of a Winnebago sales video went viral on VHS. This movie delves into how it happened, and how it changed the salesman's life.