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Leah Williams, Stephen Ives, Amanda Pollak, Drew Carey, Tammy Duckworth
Description: Today, America has nearly eighteen million living military veterans, from the Greatest Generation to men and women coming home from recent tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. They join the now-silent ranks of American veterans reaching back to our earliest conflict, the Revolutionary War.
Call Number: 362.86 Ame
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Sam Pollard, Benjamin Hedin, Laura Tomaselli, James B. Comey, Beverly Gage
Description: Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard's resonant film explores the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Call Number: 323.1196 MLK
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 13, 2022
Garrett Bradley, Criterion Collection (Firm)
Description: What does the weight of time's passage feel like for a family caught in the jaws of a brutal carceral system? Both a breathtaking cinematic love story and a bruising indictment of American injustice, the Academy Award-nominated feature documentary debut of Garrett Bradley traces the decades-long quest of Sibil Fox Richardson, an indefatigable mother of six and a fiercely outspoken prison abolitionist, to free her husband from the Louisiana State Penitentiary, where he is serving a sixty-year sentence for robbery. Gracefully interweaving twenty years' worth of Richardson's own intimate home movies with luminously expressive monochrome footage of her present-day joys and struggles, Bradley crafts in this film a transcendentally poetic, soul-shaking look at the devastating toll of mass incarceration and one family's extraordinary efforts to stay whole.
Call Number: 364.973 Tim
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 13, 2022
David Allen, Martin Dohrn, Gaby Bastyra, Bill Murphy, Fraser Purdie
Description: Martin Dohrn, a veteran wildlife cameraman and bee enthusiast, embarked on a special challenge during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020: to film all the bees he could find in his tiny urban garden in Bristol, England. By the end of the summer, he became bee obsessed and developed relationships with some individuals. Dohrn saw more than 60 species of bees that come in all shapes and sizes, from Britain's largest bumblebees to scissor bees, which are the size of a mosquito. Most people think of bees as honeybees, but the majority of bees are "wild" and make their homes in tunnels underground or in holes carved from wood.
Call Number: 595.799 My g
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 4, 2022
Kirsten Johnson, Criterion Collection (Firm)
Description: A playful, profound, and immensely moving docu-fantasia by Kirsten Johnson is a valentine to the director's beloved father, Dick Johnson, made as she has begun to face the reality of losing him to dementia. Using the language of cinema both to defy death and to confront it head-on, Johnson mischievously envisions an array of ways in which the man she loves most in the world might die, staging a series of alternately darkly comic and colorfully imaginative tableaux interwoven with raw vřit footage capturing the pair's tender but increasingly fragile bond. Tackling taboo questions of aging, mortality, and grief with subversive humor and surprising grace, this is ultimately a triumphant celebration of life and the gentle, funny, unforgettable man at its center. Long live Dick Johnson.
Call Number: 616.831 Dic
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 20, 2022
Brent Wilson, Brian Wilson, Nick Jonas, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John
Description: Join The Beach Boy's Brian Wilson on an intimate journey through his legendary career as he reminisces with Rolling Stone editor and longtime friend, Jason Fine. Featuring a new song written and performed by Wilson and interviews with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Jim James, Gustavo Dudamel, and Al Jardine.
Call Number: 781.66 Bri
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 13, 2022
Zhangke Jia, Pingwa Jia, Yu Hua, Hong Liang, Cinema Guild
Description: From master director Jia Zhang-Ke comes a vital document of Chinese society since 1949. Jia interviews three prominent authors, Jia Pingwa, Yu Hua, and Liang Hong, born in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, respectively. In their stories, we hear of the dire circumstances they faced in their rural villages and small towns, and the substantial political effort undertaken to address it, from the social revolution of the 1950s through the unrest of the late 1980s. In their faces, we see full volumes left unsaid. Jia weaves it all together with his usual brilliance.
Call Number: 951 Swi
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 20, 2022
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American Veteran
Leah Williams, Stephen Ives, Amanda Pollak, Drew Carey, Tammy Duckworth
362.86 Ame
Dick Johnson Is Dead
Kirsten Johnson, Criterion Collection (Firm)
616.831 Dic
MLK/FBI
Sam Pollard, Benjamin Hedin, Laura Tomaselli, James B. Comey, Beverly Gage
323.1196 MLK
Brian Wilson : Long Promised Road
Brent Wilson, Brian Wilson, Nick Jonas, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John
781.66 Bri
Time
Garrett Bradley, Criterion Collection (Firm)
364.973 Tim
Swimming Out Till The Sea Turns Blue
Zhangke Jia, Pingwa Jia, Yu Hua, Hong Liang, Cinema Guild
951 Swi
My Garden Of A Thousand Bees
David Allen, Martin Dohrn, Gaby Bastyra, Bill Murphy, Fraser Purdie
595.799 My g