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

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

Photo of Fred Rogers

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”

New DVD List: Unrest, Black Panther & More

Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

Unrest
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Journalist Jennifer Brea documents her struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After spiking a 105 degree fever shortly after being accepted to a PhD program at Harvard, Brea manifested a mysterious cluster of symptoms, including extreme weakness, fatigue, full-body pain and mental confusion. After being dismissed by doctors, she discovered a community of patients similarly struggling with the mysterious disorder.

Black Panther
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Based on the Marvel Comics series, this film follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.

Little Women
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Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, this three-part adaptation was originally shown on PBS. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage.

Other notable releases:
Annihilation” – Website / Reviews
Call Me By Your Name” – Website / Reviews
Channel Zero” – Season 3Website / Reviews
Dark Matter” – Season 3Website / Reviews
Detectorists” – Season 3Website / Reviews
Do Not Resist” – Website / Reviews
Girlfriends” – Season 1Website / Reviews
I, Tonya” – Website / Reviews
In the Dark” – Season 1Website / Reviews
LA 92” – Website / Reviews
Phantom Thread” – Website / Reviews
The Post” – Website / Reviews
The Shannara Chronicles” – Season 2Website / Reviews
The State” – Website / Reviews
Suits” – Season 7Website / Reviews
Wait for your Laugh” – Website / Reviews

New DVD List: Bombshell, Dolores & More

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

Bombshell dvd coverBombshell
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When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star Hedy Lamarr decides to exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo Nazi U-Boats with deadly accuracy. The secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually changes the course of history. Continue reading “New DVD List: Bombshell, Dolores & More”

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
Website / Reviews
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”