New DVD List: What Happened, Miss Simone? & More

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Dewey Decimal Diver

nina-simone

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

what-happened-miss-simoneWhat Happened, Miss Simone?
Website / Reviews / Trailer
Playing at the True/False Film Fest in 2015, this Academy Award-nominated documentary explores the life of Nina Simone. A classically trained musical genius, chart-topping chanteuse and Black Power icon, she is one of the most influential, beloved, provocative and least understood artists of our time. This film inspired a companion book published earlier this year. 

city-of-goldCity of Gold
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Playing earlier this year at Ragtag Cinema, this film follows restaurant critic Jonathan Gold as he pulls back the curtain on the perceived superficiality of Los Angeles to show viewers a genuine and vibrant world where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic doorway to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. Continue reading “New DVD List: What Happened, Miss Simone? & More”

New DVD List: The Fear Of 13, Elena & More

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.
fear of 13The Fear of 13
Website / Reviews / Trailer
Playing at the 2016 True/False Film Fest, this film presents former death-row inmate Nick Yarris as he tells the story of how he was charged with the murder of a woman in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, sentenced to death, and, after twenty-one years behind bars, exhonerated based on DNA evidence. Continue reading “New DVD List: The Fear Of 13, Elena & More”

New DVD List: Cartel Land & More

Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

cartel landCartel Land

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Playing last year at the True/False Film Fest, this film is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels.  Filmmaker Matthew Heineman gives viewers a chilling, visceral meditation on the breakdown of order and the blurry line between good and evil. Continue reading “New DVD List: Cartel Land & More”

New DVD List: How to Change the World & More

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

how to change the worldHow to Change the World

Trailer / Website / Reviews
Playing last year at the True/False Film Fest, this film is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement. Discover how this group of like-minded and idealistic young friends in the ’70s would be instrumental in altering the way we now look at the world and our place within it.

drunk stoned brilliant deadDrunk Stoned Brilliant Dead
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Playing at Ragtag Cinema last year, this film takes a look at the history of National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010. There was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability — and then pushed them even harder. Continue reading “New DVD List: How to Change the World & More”

New DVD List: Killing Them Safely & More

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by Dewey Decimal Diver

killing them safely image

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

killing them safelyKilling Them Safely
Trailer / Website / Reviews
Shown at the Missouri Theatre last year, this documentary directed by Columbia filmmaker Nick Berardini examines Taser International, the company responsible for the worldwide sale of Tasers to law enforcement, and explores whether the device’s safety record is at odds with its reputation as a nonlethal tool for the police.

 

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New DVD List: The Look of Silence & More

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by Dewey Decimal Diver

the look of silence

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

look of silenceThe Look of Silence
Trailer / Website / Reviews
Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. Playing last year at the True/False Film Fest, this unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of 50 years of silence.

 

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New DVD List: Downton Abbey, The Wiz, & More

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 by Dewey Decimal Diver

downton abbey six

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

downton abbeyDownton Abbey
Season 6
Website / Reviews
The year is 1925. Momentous changes threaten the great house, its owners and its servants, while past scandals continue to loom. Return to the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey for the sixth and final season to discover what will finally become of the Crawley family.

 

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New DVD List: Meru, Finders Keepers & More

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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

meruMeru
Trailer / Website / Reviews
Playing last year at the True False Film Fest, this film follows three renowned climbers as they navigate nature’s harshest elements and their own complicated inner demons to ascend Mount Meru, the most technically complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas. Meru is the story of that journey – one of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession. Continue reading “New DVD List: Meru, Finders Keepers & More”

New DVD List: Better Call Saul & More

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2015 by Dewey Decimal Diver

better call saul s1Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.

DVD cover art for Better call saul Better Call Saul
Season 1
WebsiteReviews
A spinoff from the “Breaking Bad” television show, “Better Call Saul” takes place six years before the events of “Breaking Bad” and follows small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill and the circumstances that lead to his metamorphosis into criminal-minded lawyer Saul Goodman.

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New DVD List: An Honest Liar & More

Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 by Dewey Decimal Diver

honest liar poster 3Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.

an honest liarAn Honest Liar
TrailerWebsiteReviews
Playing at last year’s Boone Dawdle, this film tells the story of the world-famous magician, escape artist and enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. He devised intricate investigations exposing the ‘miracles’ of psychics, faith healers and con-artists. When a shocking revelation is discovered, is Randi is still the deceiver — or the deceived?

 

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