Posts Tagged ‘Warren Buffett Documentary’

A Must-See Movie before this year’s Berkshire Hathaway weekend

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

We’re not usually in the business of making movie recommendations around these parts, but this movie is a MUST.

Photo grab from Becoming Warren Buffett on HBO

The HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett is one of the best documentaries I have seen in a long time. It is a wonderfully intimate and insightful look into Mr. Buffett’s entire life – from his childhood, to his formative years, to the years where he was building Berkshire Hathaway into the success that it is today and even covering his incredible philanthropy.

Mr. Buffett gave the filmmakers great access – encouraging his family members to speak with them which provided lots of new-to-the-public video footage and photos of Buffett’s childhood. They include interviews with his children and several excerpts from an old interview with his late wife, Susan.

The end result is touching, informative, profound, and just plain lovely.

The people I’ve talked with who already loved Warren Buffett love him even more after watching the movie. And the people who didn’t know too much about him are now in love with him.

Check out the preview below for a sneak peek.

I’m sure there will be lots of discussion about this documentary among the thousands coming to Omaha for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend this year. Don’t be left out of the conversation – catch the documentary on HBO before you come!

Omaha Documentary

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Hello Weekenders,

Aside from the regular sea of cameras at Berkshire, you may see a very different kind of film crew. They are a documentary group from Germany led by Dr. Gisela Baur. Dr. Baur and her film crews will be attending all the Berkshire Hathaway events this German Documentariansweekend. They have been in Omaha since last Saturday and they been visiting different locations throughout the city and interviewing many different people. They intend to produce a film that focuses on Warren Buffett and his interaction with the city of Omaha.

I was lucky enough to speak with Dr. Baur and she was very complimentary about Omaha and Omahans. She called us “very friendly people.” She also said that she “loved the atmosphere in Omaha.” So, watch out for her and her film crew. You just might have ended up in a German documentary.

Hope you had a great time,

Bill, the blogger