American Shopper (T/F 2007) by Tamas Botjer & Sybil Dessau

Available from SnagFilms.

What is “aisling,” and do we really need a movie about it? Well, aisling is a hybrid sport akin to synchronized swimming with shopping carts. As for the second question, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Directors Bojtor and Dessau managed to take the concept of an improbable competition and find real drama in the stranger-than-fiction lives of our fellow Columbians. Funny, touching and even thrilling, Shopper is that rare hybrid that offers the best of both fiction and documentary.