very good documentary reminded me a bit of spellbound meets hoop dreams and about as good as the former. the film follows high school debaters (no jokes about “mass-debate,” please). shows the different levels on which one can experience debating as a hobby/competition and does a good job of staying impartial. if you haven’t seen any debates before it’ll probably surprise you to see just how strange the whole ritual is. louis and richard are inspiring people who miss the mark a bit. feel good flick available on hbo.