First up was "This Is Not A Robbery," a quite delightful documentary that managed to be successful without an overtly political theme. It was just plain fun. It's these types of documentaries that I really do get the most enjoyment of, taking an rather odd topic and making it colorful and enjoyable. Lucas Jansen and Adam Kurland take on the story of a man named J.L. "Red" Rountree, who lived a long life where he was screwed over several times financially, and finally snapped at the age of eighty eight when he went out one day and robbed a bank. He robbed several banks for a few years (he was put in prison for life when he was 92 and he died very shortly after), none of which were very successful, and it came to the point where he only began to do it because he thought that "stealing was fun." "This Is Not A Robbery" is the type of story that fiction wishes it could create but never will-an enjoyable and highly entertaining documentary.
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