New DVD List: Faces Places, Handmaid’s Tale & More – Daniel Boone Regional Library

New DVD List: Faces Places, Handmaid’s Tale & More

Faces Places film

Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.

Faces Places DVD coverFaces Places
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This Oscar-nominated documentary showed earlier this year at Ragtag Cinema and focuses on two unique French artists. 89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR team up to co-direct this enchanting road movie. Together the artists travel and meet locals in French villages, learning their stories and produce epic-size portraits of them.

Handmaid's Tale DVD coverThe Handmaid’s Tale
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Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale” is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized “return to traditional values.” In this country women are second-class citizens. Anyone trying to escape is punished.

Miss Kiet's DVD coverMiss Kiet’s Children
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Shown at the True False Film Fest in 2017, this documentary focuses on Dutch teacher Kiet Engels and her pupils who are refugees that have just arrived in Holland. The camera follows their struggles to learn a new language, their fights, friendships and first loves. By the end of the documentary, an affectionate community has grown—the fruit of a teacher’s patience and dedication.

Other notable releases:
The Americans – Season 5 – Website / Reviews
Baskets – Season 2 – Website / Reviews
The Good Fight – Season 1 – Website / Reviews
Into the Badlands – Season 2 – Website / Reviews
Let There Be Light – Website / Reviews
Mommy Dead and Dearest – Website / Reviews
National Bird – Website / Reviews
Mr. Robot – Season 3 – Website / Reviews