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New DVD: “Valentine Road”

October 27, 2014

valentineroadWe recently added “Valentine Road” to the DBRL collection. The film was shown last year on HBO and currently has a rating of 90% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from the film website:

In 2008, eighth-grader Brandon McInerney shot classmate Larry King at point blank range. Unraveling this tragedy from point of impact, the film reveals the heartbreaking circumstances that led to the shocking crime as well as the aftermath.

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

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Docs Around Town: Oct. 24 – Oct. 30

October 23, 2014

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October 27: “Mistaken for Strangers” 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at  Forum 8. (via)
October 28: One Day Pina Asked…” 6:00 p.m. at Ragtag, free. (via)

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“American Revolutionary” on November 12th

October 22, 2014

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

The documentary “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” (82 min.) is the latest from Columbia-native filmmaker Grace Lee (“The Grace Lee Project“). This film focuses on Grace Lee Boggs, a 98 year old Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. In this film we see how Boggs continually challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. The screening is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.

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New DVD: “12 O’clock Boys”

October 20, 2014

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We recently added “12 O’clock Boys” to the DBRL collection. The film played at various film festivals in 2013 and currently has a rating of 91% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

A notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore that pops wheelies, weaves at excessive speeds through traffic, and impressively evades the hamstrung police. Their stunning antics are viewed through the eyes of adolescent Pug, a bright kid from the Westside obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks.

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

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Docs Around Town: Oct. 17 – Oct. 23

October 17, 2014

20feetfromstardomOctober 20: “Cyber-Seniors” 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at  Forum 8. (via)
October 22: 20 Feet From Stardom” 6:30 p.m. at Columbia Public Library, free. (via)

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New DVD: “Generation Like”

October 16, 2014

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We recently added “Generation Like” to the DBRL collection. The film played earlier this year on the PBS series Frontline and is a followup to the 2001 documentary “The Merchants of Cool.” Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media, and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Here is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.

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

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Docs Around Town: Oct. 10 – Oct. 16

October 9, 2014

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October 10: 20,000 Days on Earth” starts at  Ragtag. (via)
October 13:
 “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at  Forum 8. (via)
October 14: “Unfair: Exposing the IRS” 7:00 p.m. at  Forum 8. (via)

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New DVD: “Next Goal Wins”

October 6, 2014

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We recently added “Next Goal Wins” to the DBRL collection. The currently has a rating of 100% from audiences at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Dutch coach Thomas Rongen attempts the nearly impossible task of turning the American Samoa soccer team from perennial losers into winners. With the power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, both coach and players learn an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life.

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

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Docs Around Town: Oct. 3 – Oct. 9

October 2, 2014

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October 6: “Burt’s Buzz” 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at  Forum 8. (via)
October 7: When I Walk” 6:00 p.m. at  Ragtag, free. (via)

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New DVD: “Lost Angels”

September 29, 2014

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We recently added “Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home” to the DBRL collection. The film currently has a rating of 100% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Looks at the plight of eight homeless persons living in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles. Examines the effects of gentrification, mental illness and drug abuse, and the criminalization of homelessness on the individuals profiled.

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

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Docs Around Town: Sept. 26 – Oct. 2

September 25, 2014

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September 29: “Code Black” 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at  Forum 8. (via)
October 1: Tim’s Vermeer” 8:00 p.m. at Wrench Auditorium, free. (via)
October 2:Food Stamped” 8:00 p.m. at MU Student Center, free. (via)

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New DVD: “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”

September 22, 2014

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We recently added “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” to the DBRL collection. The film played earlier this year on the PBS series Independent Lens and currently has a rating of 92% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

The powerful documentary examines the life of Muhammad Ali beyond the boxing ring to offer a personal perspective on the American sporting legend. Investigating Ali’s spiritual transformation includes his conversion to Islam, resistance to the Vietnam War draft, and humanitarian work. The documentary connects Ali’s transcendent life story to America’ struggles with race, religion, and war in the twentieth century.

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

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Docs Around Town: Sept. 19 – Sept. 25

September 18, 2014

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September 19: “Rich Hill” starts at  Ragtag. (via)
September 22:
 “Life Itself” 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at  Forum 8. (via)
September 24: “Living Stars” starts at  Ragtag. (via)

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“20 Feet From Stardom” on October 22nd

September 17, 2014

20feetfromstardomWednesday, October 22, 2014 • 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

The documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” (91 min.) focuses on the voices behind the greatest rock, pop and R&B hits of all time, but no one knows their names. Now, in this award-winning documentary, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, and more. This film played at the True/False Film Festival in 2013. We also have the film soundtrack at the library.

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New DVD: “Birth of the Living Dead”

September 15, 2014

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We recently added “Birth of the Living Dead” to the DBRL collection. The currently has a rating of 95% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers – policemen, iron workers, teachers, admen, housewives, and a roller-rink owner – to shoot a revolutionary guerrilla-style film that went on to become a cinematic landmark, offering a profound insight into how our society worked in a singular time in American history.

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

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Docs Around Town: Sept. 12 – Sept. 18

September 11, 2014

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September 15: “The Dog” 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at  Forum 8. (via)
September 17: “Glickman” 6:30 p.m. at Columbia Public Library, free. (via)
September 18: “Fat Sick and Nearly Dead 2” 7:30 p.m. at  Forum 8. (via)

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New DVD: “The Unknown Known”

September 8, 2014

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We recently added “The Known Unknown” to the DBRL collection. This film played at the True/False Film Festival in 2014, and currently has a rating of 84% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld discusses his career in Washington, D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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

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One Read Film Events — September 2014

September 2, 2014

Daniel Boone Regional Library is sponsoring various films this month in conjunction with the One Read program. This year’s book is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown, which is a  is an uplifting and fast-paced Cinderella story.

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The Rape of Europa” 
Friday, September 5, 2014 • 7-9:30 p.m.
106 Lefevre Hall, University of Missouri

As part of our exploration of the 1930s during this year’s One Read program, view this fascinating documentary which uses historic footage and interviews to tell the epic story of the destruction, theft and rescue of the great artworks of Europe during World War II. As Nazis loot and pillage, those dedicated to saving the art do everything in their power to protect it, including emptying the Louvre and evacuating the Hermitage. Directed by Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen and Nicole Newnham and narrated by Joan Allen. The film will be introduced by the Museum of Art and Archaeology’s director, Alex Barker.

monumentsmenMonuments Men” 
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 • 7 p.m.
William Woods University Library Auditorium

Based on a true story, this feature film follows a World War II platoon as they track down art stolen by the Nazis and return the masterpieces to their rightful owners. Following the film, Dr. Greg Smith, WWU associate professor of English and film, will lead a discussion about the movie and the University of Washington’s crew team’s experiences at the 1936 Berlin Olympic games, as recounted in this year’s One Read selection, “The Boys in the Boat.”

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Glickman
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library – Friends Room

Before Bob Costas, there was Marty Glickman. A gifted Jewish-American athlete who was denied the chance to represent the U.S. at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he went on to become one of the most revered and influential sportscasters in history, pioneering many of the techniques, phrases and programming innovations that are commonplace in sports reporting today. This HBO documentary directed by James L. Freedman is a companion to our One Read book, “The Boys in the Boat,” a story of the U.S. crew team 1936 Olympics.

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King of the Hill
Monday, September 22, 2014 • 5:30 p.m.
Ragtag Cinema, 10 Hitt St.

As part of One Read, enjoy a free screening of the historical drama “King of the Hill,” directed by Steven Soderbergh. This film, shot in St. Louis and set in the 1930s, Depression-era Midwest, contains echos of Joe Rantz, the central character of “The Boys in the Boat.” It follows a young boy as he struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him. (Rated PG-13, 103 min.)

 

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New DVD: “Maidentrip”

August 25, 2014

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We recently added “Maidentrip” to the DBRL collection. The film was shown last year at the Citizen Jane Film Festival and currently has a rating of 82% from audiences at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Fourteen-year-old Laura Dekker sets out, camera in hand, on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea.

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

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Docs Around Town: Aug. 22 – Aug. 28

August 21, 2014

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August 27: If You Build It” 5:30 p.m. at  Ragtag, free. (via)

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