Center Aisle Cinema
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.
We recently added “Fast, Cheap & Out of Control” to the DBRL collection. The film by director Errol Morris was an award winner from 1997 and currently has a rating of 90% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Acclaimed filmmaker Errol Morris paints a fascinating portrait of four obsessed eccentrics. Morris weaves interviews with a wild animal trainer, a topiary gardener, a robot designer and an expert on the naked mole rat together with old movies, cartoons and stock footage for a compelling, kaleidoscopic look at the very thin line which separates madness from genius.
This PBS American masters documentary recounts the beginning of the singer-songwriter movement in the 1960s and 1970s focusing on the collaboration between Carole King and James Taylor and their performances at the Troubadour club in West Hollywood, Calif.
Six fans were selected to film Iggy & the Stooges’ legendary September 3, 2010 reunion at the All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival. Experience the fans’ journey and joy as they witness a classic performance and meet their heroes face to face.
With rare performances, previously unreleased home movies and new recordings, this is the first comprehensive look at Stax Records, the greatest soul label of all time. Provides first-hand accounts from Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Mavis Staples, and many more.
“Cowboy” Jack Clement has written songs and produced albums for some of the biggest names in music: Johnny Cash, U2, Jerry Lee Lewis and Louis Armstrong. He’s also filmed endless home movies, collected in this documentary for the first time.
“Muddy Waters: Can’t be Satisfied” (2003)
Examines the life of bluesman Muddy Waters, who was born the son of a sharecropper in the Mississippi Delta, but later moved to Chicago and became a legendary performer who established the electric blues sound. Includes interviews as well as archival interviews and concert footage.
We recently added “Girl Model” to the DBRL collection. The film is playing this week on the PBS series POV and currently has a rating of 93% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Directors David Redmon and Ashley Sabin, who also directed “Mardi Gras: Made in China“ and “Kamp Katrina,” showed the film on the MU campus in February of 2012. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Follows an American modeling scout as she seeks new talent in Siberia and attempts to find work for 13-year-old Nadya Vall in Tokyo’s modeling industry, which favors young girls.
We recently added “Photographic Memory” to the DBRL collection. The film currently has a rating of 94% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes and is the latest from director Ross McElwee who also directed the films “Sherman’s March“ and “Bright Leaves“. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Filmmaker Ross McElwee finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the internet. To understand his fractured love for his son, McElwee travels back to St. Quay-Portrieux for the first time in decades to retrace his own journey into adulthood. A meditation on the passing of time, the praxis of photography and film, and the digital versus analog divide.
We recently added “The Rolling Stones: Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965” to the DBRL collection. The film played at Ragtag Cinema last November and currently has a rating of 100% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Filmed in 1965 but never released, this is a behind-the-scenes look at the Rolling Stones’ tour in Ireland just after “(I can’t get no) Satisfaction” became a number one hit. Witness the band’s first professionally filmed performances, the riots their appearances created, travel through the Irish countryside by train, time spent in motel rooms during impromptu songwriting sessions, and more.
Grey Gardens is a 1975 documentary film by Albert and David Maysles that was a successful hit. The documentary, filmed in the Maysles brothers “direct cinema” style, introduced the public to a quirky mother and daughter pair both named Edith Beale. The peek into the world of “Little Edie” and “Big Eadie” has fascinated a generation, inspiring several different works based in the world of Grey Gardens.
Released in 2006, this film is composed entirely of left over footage not used in the original documentary. It’s a sequel of sorts, giving more insight into the way the Beale’s lived their life. It was released by the Criterion Collection, who also re-released the original documentary in 2001.
The film was adapted into a musical that premiered in New York in 2006. The musical follows the mother-daughter pair from being high society aristocrats to their isolated home life depicted in the original documentary. DBRL has the original Broadway cast recording on CD.
This is a fictional film based off of the documentary that premiered on HBO in 2009. The film fills in the back stories of both women as played by Drew Barrymore (“Little Edie”) and Jessica Lange (“Big Edie”). The film won several Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
We recently added “The gleaners and I” to the DBRL collection. The film by director Agnes Varda was an award winner from 2000 and currently has a rating of 92% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Varda’s most recent effort– the first filmed with a digital video camera– focuses on gleaners, those who gather the spoils left after a harvest, as well as those who mine the trash. Some completely exist on the leavings; others turn them into art, exercise their ethics, or simply have fun. The director likens gleaning to her own profession-that of collecting images, stories, fragments of sound, light, and color.
March 11: “The House that I Live in” 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Forum 8. (via)
March 11: “Ingredients” 6:00 p.m. at the MU Student Center, free. (via)
March 11: “Miss Representation” 6:00 pm at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, free. (via)
March 12: “The Invisible War” 7:00 p.m. at Columbia Public Library, free. (via)
March 13: “Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour” 6:00 p.m. at Dulany Hall, free. (via)
March 13: “The Imposter” 8:00 p.m. at Wrench Auditorium, free. (via)
March 14: “The Bro Code” 6:30 p.m. at the MU Student Center, free. (via)
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
Join us for a special showing of ”The Invisible War” (93 min.) at Columbia Public Library. The film is the latest from acclaimed director Kirby Dick who made a recent appearance at the local Based on a True Story conference. This film is sponsored by the local branch of the Association of American University Women and the Columbia Public Library in honor of Women’s History Month. The film will be followed by a discussion moderated by members of the Association of American University Women. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
A groundbreaking investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Follows the stories of several idealistic young servicewomen who were raped and then betrayed by their own officers when they courageously came forward to report.
We recently added “A Family Undertaking” to the DBRL collection. We showed the film last year as part of the Center Aisle Cinema series at the library, and it also appeared in 2004 on the PBS series POV. Here’s a synopsis from our blog post:
The documentary “A Family Undertaking” (60 min.) explores the growing home funeral movement by following several families in their most intimate moments as they reclaim the end of life, forgoing a typical mortuary funeral to care for their loved ones at home. Through their stories we see that “hands-on” care for the dead by family members, including children, can aid in grieving, bring a sense of fulfillment, and help loved ones to grasp the reality of a death. Their home funerals are remarkable documents of death made intimate, meaningful, and even joyful.
We recently added “How to Survive A Plague” to the DBRL collection. This film played at the True/False Film Festival in 2012, and currently has a rating of 100% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
The story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation, and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time.
We recently added “Undefeated” to the DBRL collection. This academy award winning film played at the True/False Film Festival in 2012, and currently has a rating of 96% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
No hope. No future. Until a football season united a team and revealed the character that turned them into heroes. Undefeated is the inspiring and moving tale of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach, Bill Courtney, trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.
We recently added “5 Broken Cameras” to the DBRL collection. The film won the Special Jury Award and the Audience Award at the 2011 IDFA, and currently has a rating of 94% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later turned into a galvanizing cinematic experience by co-directors Burnat and Davidi.
February 24: “Battle” 2:00 p.m. at Columbia Public Library, free. (via)
February 25: “The Invisible War” 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Forum 8. (via)
February 25: “Only the Young” 7:30 p.m. at Ragtag. (via)
February 26: Neither/Nor Series starts at Ragtag. (via)
February 27-28: Based on a True Story: The Intersections of Documentary Film and Journalism conference at MU Reynolds Journalism Institute. Conference registration required. Screening of “The Invisible War” on February 27th with director Kirby Dick in attendance. (via)
February 28-March 3: True False Film Fest starts in downtown Columbia. (via)
February 28: “Soul Food Junkies” 7:00 pm at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, free. Filmmaker Byron Hurt in attendance. (via)
February 28: “The Trouble Begins At Eight: The Music of Rocket Kirchner” 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Public Library, free.
We recently added “Bully” to the DBRL collection. The film played at the True/False Film Festival in 2012, and currently has a rating of 86% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
This is a character-driven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different facets of America’s bullying crisis, the stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. Documentary provides an intimate and often shocking glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices.