April 26: “Room 237” starts at Ragtag. (via)
April 28: “A Place at the Table” 12:30 p.m. at Ragtag. (via)
April 30: “5 Broken Cameras” 6:00 p.m. at Ellis Library’s Auditorium, free. (via)
May 2: “9 Star Hotel” 5:30 p.m. at Ragtag, free. (via)
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
The documentary “Buck” (88 min.) follows Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems. A real life “horse-whisperer,” he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses-and people-with his understanding, compassion and respect. This documentary by director Cindy Meehl was shown at the True/False Film Fest in 2011.
Thanks to everyone who came to the “The Queen of Versailles” showing at the Columbia Public Library. Here are some questions about the film that you can respond to in the comments section of this blog post:
- Which person did you identify most with in the film?
- If you were David or Jackie, how would you make household decisions differently?
- How do you think David and Jackie’s backgrounds influence their behavior?
We recently added “I’m Carolyn Parker” to the DBRL collection. The film played last year on the PBS series POV and currently has a rating of 86% from audiences at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Carolyn Parker was the last to leave her neighborhood when Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans in the summer of 2005. After the floodwaters subsided, she was the first resident to return to her now flood-devastated community with what many thought was the “impossible dream” of bringing her ruined home back to life.
April 22: “Harvest of Empire” 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Forum 8. (via)
April 22: “Bidder 70” 8:00 p.m. at Ragtag, free. (via)
April 22: “Honor Flight” 6:00 p.m. at The Crossing. (via)
April 24: “The Queen of Versailles” 6:30 p.m. at Columbia Public Library, free. (via)
We recently added “Madonna: Truth or Dare” to the DBRL collection. The film from 1991 made it to last year’s 100 “Greatest” Documentaries list and currently has a rating of 80% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Documentary which presents an intimate view of the rock music star, Madonna and a backstage look at her 1990 “Blond Ambition” tour.
Check out the film trailer for more info.
We recently added “Rarely Has Reality Needed So Much to be Re-imagined: A Mostly True History of the True/False Film Fest” to the DBRL collection. The book was released at the 2013 True/False Film Fest. Here’s a synopsis from the book website:
Your favorite film fest is almost ten years old (no, we can’t believe it either)! To immortalize this milestone, and all the people who helped make it happen, we’re putting out a shiny, lovingly designed anniversary book. Titled, Rarely Has Reality Needed So Much to be Re-imagined: A mostly true history of the True/False Film Fest, this book is a 160 page, art-packed, small scale keepsake documenting the first 10 years and pointing forward to the next 10.
Be sure to check out our True/False Film Fest movies at DBRL to see lists of films from the past 10 years of the festival.
We recently added “Soul Food Junkies” to the DBRL collection. The film played in January on the PBS series Independent Lens and filmmaker Byron Hurt made a local appearance in February to promote the film. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomic of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find.
We recently added “David Holzman’s Diary” to the DBRL collection. This film played at the True/False Film Festival in 2013, and currently has a rating of 100% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
In this 1967 faux-documentary, a man tries to put all of his life experiences on celluloid. His insistence upon poking his camera where it isn’t wanted results only in irritation, alienation, and a few bloody noses. As Holzman’s life (and his film) becomes harder to follow, the audience is liable to be as confused as David, especially if they make the mistake of taking this whole thing seriously. Filmed like cinema verite, it’s a well-disguised fiction about the deceptions of cinematic illusionism and the lies people tell themselves in order to live.
April 5: “Chasing Ice” opens at Ragtag. (via)
April 6: “Fly Fishing Film Tour” 1:00 p.m. at Ragtag. (via)
April 7: “The Flat” 1:00 p.m. at Ragtag, free. (via)
April 8: “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Forum 8. (via)
April 9: “Tough Guise” 7:00 p.m. at the MU Student Center, free. (via)
April 11: “Teenage Paparazzo” 6:30 p.m. at Jesse Auditorium. Director Adrian Grenier in person. (via)
We recently added “Sound City” to the DBRL collection. The film currently has a rating of 100% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. We also have the film soundtrack, Sound City: Reel to Reel, available to check out. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
In 2012 Dave Grohl purchased the legendary Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios. The board, built in 1972, is considered to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Cash, Guns and Roses, Metallica, and many other musical legends. This tells the story of real rock history, and celebrates the music, as Grohl gathers some of rock’s greatest artists to collaborate on a new album using this classic console.