New DVD List: Free Solo & More

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

Free Solo
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Playing last year at Ragtag Cinema, this film is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock… the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park… without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Continue reading “New DVD List: Free Solo & More”

New DVD List: Makala, Can You Ever Forgive Me? & More

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

Makala DVD coverMakala
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Shown previously at the True False Film Fest, this documentary focuses on a 28-year-old man living in Congo with his wife and daughters who dreams of purchasing a plot of land on which to build his family a home by selling charcoal. Featuring stunning cinematography, the film is a powerful testament to one man’s commitment to his family, and his endurance in working to provide them with a brighter future.

Can You Ever Forgive Me DVD coverCan You Ever Forgive Me?
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Playing last year at Ragtag Cinema, this film is inspired by the true story of author Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn & Tallulah Bankhead. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack. Continue reading “New DVD List: Makala, Can You Ever Forgive Me? & More”

New DVD List: Brimstone & Glory & More

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

Brimstone and Glory DVD coverBrimstone & Glory
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Shown previously at the True False Film Fest and Center Aisle Cinema, this documentary focuses on the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico. For the three-quarters of Tultepec residents who work in pyrotechnics, the festival anchors their way of life. It is an explosive event with unrestrained delight and real peril. Plunging headlong into the fire, this film honors the spirit of Tultepec’s community and celebrates celebration itself. Continue reading “New DVD List: Brimstone & Glory & More”

New DVD List: McQueen, Support The Girls & More

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Dewey Decimal Diver

McQueen fashion

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

McQueen
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Playing last year at Ragtag Cinema, this film is a personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of fashion icon Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, it is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and co-directed/written by Peter Ettedgui. Continue reading “New DVD List: McQueen, Support The Girls & More”

Imitation Game: Docs That Inspired Feature Films

Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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The Loud family from the documentary “An American Family” (left) and actors portraying the Loud family in “Cinema Verite” (right).

Some documentaries are so compelling that you don’t want them to end. Fictional films can expand upon a documentary in unique and surprising ways, including scenes and people that didn’t make it into the original. Check out these docs that have inspired feature films:

An American Family dvd coverAn American Family” (1973)

First debuting in 1973 over twelve episodes, viewers were introduced to the William C. Loud family and the dramatic life events that unfolded during seven months of documentary shooting. This DVD edition is a two hour compilation of the series’ best moments. The documentary series inspired the fictional film “Cinema Verite” released in 2011. Continue reading “Imitation Game: Docs That Inspired Feature Films”

New DVD List: Long Strange Trip, Blackkklansman & More

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

Long Strange Trip
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Playing at the True False Film Fest in 2017, this film examines the long career of the Grateful Dead featuring new interviews with the surviving members of the group and never-before-seen footage of the group’s performances. This is the first full-length documentary to explore the fiercely independent vision and perpetual innovation that made the Bay Area band one of the most influential musical groups of their generation. Continue reading “New DVD List: Long Strange Trip, Blackkklansman & More”

New DVD List: Three Identical Strangers & More

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

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

Three Identical Strangers
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Playing at the True False Film Fest in 2018, this film tells the astonishing true story of three men who make the chance discovery, at the age of nineteen, that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents. The trio’s joyous reunion in 1980 catapults them to fame but it also sets in motion a chain of events that unearths an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes far beyond their own lives. Continue reading “New DVD List: Three Identical Strangers & More”

New DVD List: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? & More

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

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

Won't you be my neighbor? DVD coverWon’t You Be My Neighbor?
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Playing earlier this year at the True/False Film Fest, this film takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. Continue reading “New DVD List: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? & More”

New DVD List: Human Flow, The Rider & More

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

Human Flow
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Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. “Human Flow,” an epic film journey led by the artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Continue reading “New DVD List: Human Flow, The Rider & More”

New DVD List: Spielberg & More

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

Spielberg DVD coverSpielberg
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Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalog of groundbreaking films over the course of nearly 50 years. In the exclusive HBO documentary, Spielberg steps out from behind the camera to open up about his directorial influences and motivations, while sharing little-known stories behind some of his most iconic films. Acclaimed producer/director Susan Lacy charts the evolution of this iconic filmmaker in this film. Continue reading “New DVD List: Spielberg & More”