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Suspense! Excitement! High Drama!

Posted on Friday, March 1, 2013 by coffeecritic

 Spellbound   

They may not be classified as action movies, but these    documentaries have all the nail-biting suspense, triumphs and agonies of any feature film.  It's all about competition!

Follow these hopefuls, young and old, from every walk of life, as they risk all to compete in poetry slams, spelling bees, math prowess, pastry baking, debating, dancing, eating, whistling and more ...                                       

 

  Kings of Pastry

Kings of Pastry

"World Cup-size thrills, tension and glory! So mouthwatering and jazzily presented that it makes the Food Network look like reheated leftovers in comparison!" -- so says The Village Voice.

It had me on the edge of my seat!                                                            

 Louder than A Bomb

Louder than A Bomb

Follows the fortunes of four Chicago-area high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world's largest youth slam.

After hearing these fabulous poets, you may be inspired to compete for fun and prizes at the poetry slams at the Milpitas Library.

 War Dance

 War Dance

 When three Ugandan children in a displaced persons' camp are invited to compete in an annual music and dance festival in their nation's capital, their journey becomes an opportunity to regain a part of their childhood and taste victory for the first time.

Nominated for 2008 Academy Award.

  King of Kong

King of Kong

 Novice gamer Steve Wiebe on his quest to destroy the top score of gaming legend Billy Mitchell, the uncontested champion of the Donkey Kong world for over 20 years.

 First Position

First Position

Profiles six contestants in the Youth America Grand Prix, a prestigious competition for aspiring young ballet dancers from all over the world, which will determine their prospects for a career in ballet.

For more, see this list:  Suspense! Excitement! High Drama!

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