Documentaries rank among 2003's top breakouts
Michael Moore may have declared that we live in fictitious times, but his ''Bowling for Columbine'' kicked off a surge in fact at the box office: (From top) ''Winged Migration'' and ''Spellbound'' taught us about the birds and the bees, while ''Capturing the Friedmans'' revealed a family's undoing by allegations of pedophilia. Not your typical summer fare, but thanks to glowing reviews -- and maybe even reality TV -- the films hit the mainstream. ''Everybody figured out documentaries can be fun and interesting,'' says ''Friedmans'' director Andrew Jarecki. In other words, they're not just for film geeks anymore.