New DVD List: I Am Not Your Negro & More

Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

I Am Not Your Negro
Website / Reviews / Trailer
Shown at the True/False Film Fest in 2016, this film by Raoul Peck was inspired by a book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material. It’s a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

Orange Is the New Black
Season 4 
Website / Reviews
New faces and old resentments make for a potentially volatile blend, especially now that Litchfield is a for-profit business. This season delves into the racial and economic tensions that run rampant in the halls of Litchfield. Overrun with new inmates and overseen by inexperienced guards, the prison undergoes an unprecedented culture war.

Amy
Website / Reviews / Trailer
This documentary played locally at Ragtag Cinema and won the 2015 Academy Award for best documentary. Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.

Other notable releases:
Animal Kingdom” – Season 1 – Website / Reviews
At the Fork” – Website / Reviews / Trailer
Before the Flood” – Website / Reviews / Trailer
Buena Vista Social Club” – Website / Reviews / Trailer
Call the Midwife” – Season 6 – Website / Reviews
I Am Heath Ledger” – Website / Reviews / Trailer
Inside Amy Schumer” – Season 4 – Website / Reviews
The Last Ship” – Season 3 – Website / Reviews
Macbeth” – Website / Reviews / Trailer
One More Time With Feeling” – Website / Reviews / Trailer
The Outsiders” – Season 2 – Website / Reviews
Saving Banksy” – Website / Reviews / Trailer
Terra Nova” – The Complete Series – Website / Reviews
3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets” – Website / Reviews / Trailer
The Witness for the Prosecution” – Miniseries – Website / Reviews

Author: Dewey Decimal Diver

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