New DVD List: Cameraperson, Weiner, & More

Camercaperson still from DVDHere is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection.

Cameraperson DVD coverCameraperson
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Presented at the True/False Film Fest in 2016, Kirsten Johnson weaves a tapestry of footage captured over her 25-year career as a documentary cinematographer into a film that combines documentary, autobiography and ethical inquiry. “Cameraperson” is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.

Weiner DVD coverWeiner
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Shown at the True/False Film Fest in 2016, this film is an examination of former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner’s catastrophic race for Mayor of New York City in 2013. Weiner became embroiled in his second widely publicized sexting scandal during the race, derailing his once-promising political career. Featuring unfettered access to the candidate and his campaign, this film won the 2016 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary.

Eights Days a Week DVD coverEight Days a Week: The Touring Years
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Playing last year at Ragtag Cinema, this film by director Ron Howard covers the first part of The Beatles’ career in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. It explores their inner workings how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together, all the while exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities.

Gimme Danger DVD coverGimme Danger
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Shown last year at Ragtag Cinema, Jim Jarmusch’s film chronicles the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time. The film presents the context of The Stooges’ emergence musically, culturally, politically and historically. It relates their adventures and misadventures while charting their inspirations and the reasons behind their initial commercial challenges, as well as their long-lasting legacy.

The Eagle Huntress DVD
The Eagle Huntress
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This film was shown recently at Ragtag Cinema and follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, the film features awe-inspiring cinematography, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.

The Witness DVD cover
The Witness
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In 1964, the death of Kitty Genovese quickly became a symbol of urban apathy following a New York Times story asserting that 38 witnesses watched her being murdered from their apartment windows. This film follows her brother Bill Genovese as he looks to uncover the truth buried beneath the story. In the process, he makes startling discoveries about the crime that transformed his life, condemned a city and defined an era.

Other notable releases:
Baskets” – Season 1 – Website / Reviews
Broad City” – Season 3 – Website / Reviews
Dancer” – Website / Reviews / Trailer
The Grinder” – Season 1 – Website / Reviews
Hap and Leonard” – Season 1 – Website / Reviews
Mercy Street” – Season 2 – Website / Reviews
Oasis: Supersonic” – Website / Reviews
Quarry” – Season 1 – Website / Reviews
Very Semi-serious” – Website / Reviews / Trailer
Yarn” – Website / Reviews / Trailer