New DVD List: Faces Places, Handmaid’s Tale & More

Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by Dewey Decimal Diver

Faces Places film

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

Faces Places DVD coverFaces Places
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This Oscar-nominated documentary showed earlier this year at Ragtag Cinema and focuses on two unique French artists. 89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR team up to co-direct this enchanting road movie. Together the artists travel and meet locals in French villages, learning their stories and produce epic-size portraits of them. Continue reading “New DVD List: Faces Places, Handmaid’s Tale & More”

New DVD List: Quest, Motherland & More

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 by Dewey Decimal Diver

Still from Quest dvd

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

Quest dvd coverQuest
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Playing at the True False Film Fest in 2017, this film is the moving portrait of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia. Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency a married couple raise a family while nurturing a community of hip-hop artists in their home music studio. It’s a safe space where all are welcome, but this creative sanctuary can’t always shield them from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Continue reading “New DVD List: Quest, Motherland & More”

Previous Docs From True/False 2018 Directors

Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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We’ve compiled a list of previous documentaries available at DBRL from the directors who are presenting films at this year’s True/False Film Fest.

Bart Layton
True/False 2018 film: “American Animals
Past film as director: “The Imposter

Jason Kohn
True/False 2018 film: “Love Means Zero
Past film as director: “Manda BalaContinue reading “Previous Docs From True/False 2018 Directors”

New DVD List: Dina, The War Show, & More

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by Dewey Decimal Diver

still from Dina- man and woman on a bench

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

Dina dvd coverDina
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Shown at the 2017 True False Film Fest, this film follows Dina, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia who invites her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world blind to the value of their experience, the two are head-over-heels for one another, but shacking up poses a new challenge. Continue reading “New DVD List: Dina, The War Show, & More”

New DVD List: Fire at Sea, Twin Peaks & More

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by Dewey Decimal Diver

Image from Fire at Sea

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

Fire at Sea dvd coverFire at Sea
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An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, this film takes place in Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy who lives simply, climbing rocks by the shore and playing with his slingshot. Nearby, we bear witness as thousands of people risk their lives to make the brutal crossing from Africa. Continue reading “New DVD List: Fire at Sea, Twin Peaks & More”

New DVD List: Step, Kedi, Whose Streets? and More

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

Step dvd coverStep
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Shown at the True/False Film Fest in 2017,  this film is the true-life story of a girls’ high school step team against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their dreams to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. Continue reading “New DVD List: Step, Kedi, Whose Streets? and More”

New DVD List: The Farthest, American Gods & More

Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

The Farthest dvd coverThe Farthest
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In 1977, NASA launched the Voyager missions as a way of exploring the solar system’s outermost planets, capturing images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and their moons. This film documents Voyager’s journey, including first-hand accounts of the men and women who built the ships and guided their missions. Bonus film “Second genesis” explores the scientific quest to find life, or evidence of it, beyond Earth. Continue reading “New DVD List: The Farthest, American Gods & More”

New DVD List: The Vietnam War & More

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

The Vietnam War
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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. The series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony from all sides — Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Continue reading “New DVD List: The Vietnam War & More”

New DVD List: Big Little Lies & More

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

Big Little Lies
Season 1
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Based on the New York Times best-seller of the same name by Liane Moriarty, this seven-part limited series is a subversive, darkly comedic drama that weaves a tale of murder and mischief as it explores society’s myth of perfection and the contradictions that exist beneath our idealized façade of marriage, sex, parenting and friendship. Continue reading “New DVD List: Big Little Lies & More”

New DVD List: Contemporary Color & More

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

Contemporary Color
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Playing at last year’s Boone Dawdle, this film shows an arena concert event in Brooklyn, New York, to celebrate the creativity of high school color guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles and sabers, colloquially known as “the sport of the arts.” David Byrne invited many musicians to create original compositions to accompany ten color guard teams’ performances. Continue reading “New DVD List: Contemporary Color & More”