This post is written by Chris Hamel, president of the Gateway Film Center. You can follow the Gateway Film Center or Twitter @GatewayFC.

When I tell most of my friends that documentary films are my favorite kind of movies they look at me like I am out of my mind, or, as they feared, I am kind of a bore. To be honest, I might be dull, but the recent trend in documentary filmmaking is not.


Documentary Week 2 (1)

Some of this year’s most stunning, eye-opening and interesting films are included as part of Columbus Documentary Week: a new partnership between Gateway Film Center, Experience Columbus and Yelp. Columbus Documentary Week begins on Thursday March 14 and features 19 great choices for Central Ohio movie watchers. There is something for everyone in the line-up, whether you want to learn about hunger in America with A PLACE AT THE TABLE or return to the infamous Amityville haunting in MY AMITYVILLE HORROR or watch Academy Award nominee 5 BROKEN CAMERAS. Most of these films would not have played in Columbus without documentary week, so don’t miss your chance to watch this year’s hottest documentary films.

What's the best documentary you've watched this year?