In a for-credit elective information literacy course it is often difficult to keep the material both engaging for the students and exciting for the instructors while still keeping the course objectives in sight. In an effort to make some changes to their LIB100 class, instructors at Wake Forest University introduced documentary films as the content around which the course and the assignments were built. Films on a variety of contemporary topics were chosen: Food, Inc., The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, Maxed Out and Big Bucks, Big Pharma. The students were divided into groups to work on a final presentation on one aspect of their film and examples from the films were used to illustrate various points over the course of the class. Additionally, a short documentary on the drinking age was shown to the class and formed the basis of examples and demonstrations by the instructors. The design, implementation and outcome of the course will be discussed including ideas for others interested in using film and lots of lessons learned.