November 20, 2017

Screen Time: Week of November 20

Jim Carrey. Photograph by Francois Duhamel / Netflix.

Screen Time is your curated weekly guide to excellent documentaries and nonfiction programs that you can watch at home.

Newly streaming on Netflix is Chris Smith's Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, which chronicles Jim Carrey's method performance as Andy Kaufman in the film Man on the Moon

Newly streaming at Filmstruck is the Oscar-nominated 1986 doc Hellfire: A Journey From Hiroshima. After the atomic blast in Hiroshima, Iri and Toshi Maruki began working on a series of paintings depicting the event that haunted them. The fifteen monumental works, known as the Hiroshima Murals, portray hope in the nuclear age, and have been seen by over ten million people all over the world.

Premiering tonight, Monday, November 20 on Independent Lens is Johan Grimonprez's Shadow World, which reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade, the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives.

Currently streaming at Fandor is Nikolaus Geyrhalter's Homo Sapiens, a haunting and surreal film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age. The Guardian calls it "an extraordinary vision of a post-human world."