One Day in September

One Day in September ★★★★½

Surprisingly good soundtrack and an especially well made documentary for being over 20 years old. It’s incredible who the filmmaker was able to talk to as well as the revelations that came out. The only nitpick I have is that a opening sequence of the Olympic village in a split screen montage smooshes the frame in a distracting way. It’s amazing how much more detail this gives not only of the tragedy but also of the ‘72 games than the actual Olympic documentary, Visions of 8. The Olympic organization probably doesn’t want to advertise their incompetence in the past (they didn’t kill or take anyone hostage but they severely botched everything, every step of the way) but this and Icarus would have been very fitting installments to the historical picture of past Olympic Games for the Criterion Box Set.