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What to Watch This Weekend: Shirkers

What to Watch This Weekend: Shirkers

With cable, Netflix, and internet options, finding the best thing to watch during your downtime is difficult. Instead of flipping through menus all weekend and settling on nothing, turn to What to Watch This Weekend, a series in which we give you our pick for the best new show or movie available.

Documentary fans who enjoy wild real-life stories should find time to watch Shirkers on Netflix this weekend. The documentary tells the tale of a long forgotten film. In 1992, Sandi Tan gathered her friends to shoot Singapore’s first indie flick, a road movie entitled “Shirkers.” With the help an American mentor, they did just that. Then, after filming wrapped, that overseas mentor vanished with the footage, only for it to resurface 20 years later in New Orleans. Shirkers tells the whole tale. Link

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