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New DVD: “Spinning Plates”

April 14, 2014

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We recently added “Spinning Plates” to the DBRL collection. The film currently has a rating of 85% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

The story of three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are. Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion and survival come together to reveal how meaningful food can be, and the power it has to connect people to one another.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.

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Docs Around Town: Apr. 11 – Apr. 17

April 10, 2014

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April 14:The Girls in the Band” 6:00 p.m. at Ragtag, free. (via)

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New DVD: “Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’”

April 9, 2014

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We recently added “Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’” to the DBRL collection. The film played last year on PBS and currently has a rating of 100% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Unveils previously unseen performance footage and home movies taken by Hendrix and drummer Mitch Mitchell while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters, and more to provide new insight into the musician’s personality and genius. Recently uncovered film footage of Hendrix at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival is among the previously unseen treasures featured.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.

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New DVD: “Let the Fire Burn”

April 7, 2014

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We recently added “Let the Fire Burn” to the DBRL collection. The film played last year at various film festivals and currently has a rating of 97% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

A found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller. On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial Black Power group MOVE came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosive onto a MOVE-occupied rowhouse. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalated-and resulted in the tragic deaths of eleven people (including five children) and the destruction of 61 homes.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.

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Docs Around Town: Apr. 4 – Apr. 10

April 3, 2014

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April 9: “Welcome to Shelbyville” 6:30 p.m. at Columbia Public Library, free. (via)
April 9: Why We Fight” 7:00 p.m. at Boone County Government Center, free. (via)

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“Welcome to Shelbyville” on April 9th

April 2, 2014
welcometoshelbyville Wednesday, April 9 › 6:30-8:30 p.m. Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Join us for a special showing of “Welcome to Shelbyville” (Film is 50 min., rated PG.) at Columbia Public Library. The film is co-sponsored by Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates as part of the photo exhibit “The Missouri Immigrant Experience: Faces and Places” April 5–25 at the Columbia Public Library.  Here’s a synopsis from their facebook page:

Change has come to rural Tennessee. Set against the backdrop of a shaky economy, “Welcome to Shelbyville” takes an intimate look at a southern town as its residents – whites and African Americans, Latinos and Somalis – grapple with their beliefs, their histories, and their evolving ways of life. “Welcome to Shelbyville” is directed and produced by Kim Snyder and executive produced by BeCause Foundation in association with Active Voice.

Check out the official film site for more info. While this film is not part of the monthly Center Aisle Cinema series, we’d still encourage you to attend.

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New DVD: Birders

March 31, 2014

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We recently added “Birders: The Central Park Effect” to the DBRL collection. The film played on HBO in 2012 and currently has a rating of 100% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from the film’s imdb page:

Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan’s celebrated patch of green and the equally colorful, full-of-attitude New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. Acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen, an idiosyncratic trombone technician, a charming fashion-averse teenager, and a bird-tour leader who’s recorded every sighting she’s made since the 1940s are among the film’s cast of characters. Featuring spectacular wildlife footage capturing the changing seasons, this lyrical documentary transports the viewer to a dazzling world that goes all but unnoticed by the 38 million people who visit America’s most famous park each year.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.

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Docs Around Town: Mar. 28 – Apr. 3

March 27, 2014

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April 2: “Gen Silent” 6:00 p.m. at Ragtag, free. (via)
April 3:
 “No Impact Man” 7:00 p.m. at the MU Student Center, free. (via)

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New DVD: “Festival Express”

March 26, 2014

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We recently added “Festival Express” to the DBRL collection. This is a two disc re-release of the 2003 film which currently has a rating of 96% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

In the summer of 1970, several of the era’s biggest rock stars, including Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Buddy Guy, took to the rails for Festival Express. The show was a multi-artist, multi-city concert tour that captured the spirit and imagination of a generation. The entire experience was filmed both off-stage and on, but the extensive footage of the events remained locked away for decades, only recently having been restored.

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New DVD: “Our Nixon”

March 24, 2014

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We recently added “Our Nixon” to the DBRL collection. The film played last year at various film festivals and currently has a rating of 92% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they’d all be in prison.

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New DVD: “Rewind This”

March 19, 2014

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We recently added “Rewind This” to the DBRL collection. The film currently has a rating of 100% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

In the 1980s, videotape changed the world and laid the foundation for modern media culture. It traces the rise and fall of VHS from its heyday as the mainstream home video format to its current status as a nostalgic relic and prize to collectors who still cherish it. Featuring interviews with both filmmakers and enthusiasts from the VHS era.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.

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New DVD: “More than Honey”

March 17, 2014

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We recently added “More than Honey” to the DBRL collection. The film currently has a rating of 100% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

An unprecedented global examination of endangered honeybees spanning from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. With all the hallmarks of a great nature documentary, the film employs the latest in cinematic technology to observe phenomena undetectable by normal eyesight, beautifully portraying the dramatic story of the disappearance of millions of bees in the last decade.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.

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Docs Around Town: Mar. 14 – 20

March 13, 2014

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March 15: “Fly Fishing Film Tour” 1:30 p.m. at Ragtag. (via)
March 20:
 “The Punk Singer” 5:30 p.m. at Ragtag. (via)

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New DVD: “The Crash Reel”

March 12, 2014

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We recently added “The Crash Reel” to the DBRL collection. This film played at the True/False Film Festival in 2013, and currently has a rating of 96% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

The epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Kevin Pearce and Shaun White is documented in this exhilarating ride into the world of extreme snowboarding. With both practicing more and more breathtaking and dangerous tricks leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, everything suddenly changes for Kevin when a horrific crash leaves him fighting for his life. When he recovers, all he wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear it could kill him.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.

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New DVD: “Good Ol’ Freda”

March 10, 2014

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We recently added “Good Ol’ Freda” to the DBRL collection. The film currently has a rating of 83% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big – the Beatles. Freda had faith in the Beatles from the beginning, and the Beatles had faith in her. As many people came in and out of the band’s circle, Freda remained a staple because of her unfaltering loyalty and dedication. As the Beatles’ devoted secretary and friend, Freda was there as history unfolded, witness to the evolution of the greatest band in history.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.

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New DVD: “Blood Brother”

March 5, 2014

bloodbrotherWe recently added “Blood Brother” to the DBRL collection. The film was shown in January at  Forum 8 and currently has a rating of 87% from audiences at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Rocky went to India as a disillusioned tourist with no close family of his own. When he met a group of children with HIV, he decided to stay and devote his life to them. To the children, he becomes ‘Rocky Anna, ‘ or brother. The documentary features longtime friend Steve Hoover, as he traces Rocky’s story of working in the village of Tamil Nadu, India for five years. The film illustrates his commitment to the children and their families who face life-and-death situations on a daily basis.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.

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New DVD: “Happy”

March 3, 2014

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We recently added “Happy” to the DBRL collection. The film currently has a rating of 79% from audiences at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.

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Docs Around Town: Feb. 28 – Mar. 6

February 27, 2014

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February 27-March 2: True False Film Fest in downtown Columbia. (via)
March 3
:
 “Muscle Shoals” 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at  Forum 8. (via)
March 6:Bag It” 7:00 p.m. at MU Student Center, free. (via)

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Previous Docs from 2014′s True/False Directors

February 25, 2014

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We’ve compiled a list of previous documentaries available at DBRL from the directors who are presenting films at the upcoming True/False Film Fest. Check out their old films before you attend the fest for their new films!

Robert Greene
True/False 2014 film: “Actress
Past film as director: “Katie with an i

Rachel Boynton
True/False 2014 film: “Big Men
Past film as director: “Our Brand is Crisis

Göran Hugo Olsson
True/False 2014 film: “Concerning Violence
Past film as director: “Black Power Mixtape

Victor Kossakovsky
True/False 2014 film: “Demonstration
Past film as director: “Vivan Las Antipodas

Ross Kauffman
True/False 2014 film: “E-Team
Past film as director: “Born into Brothels

Amir Bar-Lev
True/False 2014 films: “Happy Valley,” ”My Kid Could Paint That
Past films as director: “My Kid Could Paint That,” “The Tillman Story

Maxim Pozdorovkin
True/False 2014 film: “The Notorious Mr. Bout
Past film as director: “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Errol Morris
True/False 2014 film: “The Unknown Known
Past films as director: “Mr. Death,” “The Fog of War,” “The Thin Blue Line,” “Fast, Cheap & Out of Control,” “Vernon, Florida,” “Gates of Heaven,”  “Standard Operating Procedure,” “Tabloid

Jessica Oreck
True/False 2014 film: “The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga
Past film as director: “Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

To see more about the films showing at True False 2014, check out the list of films on the True/False website. Be sure to check out our True/False Film Fest films at DBRL to see lists of past True False films.

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New DVD: “Cutie and the Boxer”

February 24, 2014

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We recently added “Cutie and the Boxer” to the DBRL collection. This film played at the True/False Film Festival in 2013, and currently has a rating of 96% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

In New York City in 1969, nineteen-year-old art student Noriko fell in love with 41-year-old avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara and put her career on hold to marry and support this rising star of the Manhattan art world. But 40 years later and still struggling, Ushio remains consumed with reinforcing his legacy via his ‘boxing’ paintings, while Noriko is now finding her own creative voice through a series of drawings.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.

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