New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

February 6, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dare not walk alone [videorecording]

February 5, 2016
[West Hollywood, CA] : Indican Pictures, [2008]
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
No credits provided.
Full frame.
"An emotional march from past to present combining the rarely seen news footage from 1964 with present day testimony to tell the true story of troubled times in the historic tourist town of St. Augustine, Florida."--Container.

The Image revolution

February 5, 2016
Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, [2016]
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Bonus features: Includes extended interviews!
Twenty years ago, a group of artists left Marvel Comics to create their own company⁵ a company that continues to influence mainstream comics and culture to this day. Image Comics was more than just a publisher. It was a response to years of creator mistreatment, and it changed comics forever.

David Bowie : the man who wasn't there.

February 4, 2016
1 videodisc (65 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
David Bowie.
Title from disc label.
If there's one artist who defines what pop and rock music should be better than any other, that artist simply has to be David Bowie. Having now been in the business close to fifty years, this completely unique performer, composer and maverick music maker has charmed and delighted almost everybody who has ever heard his records.

Glen Campbell : I'll be me

February 1, 2016
New York, NY : Virgil Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, Glen Campbell, Kim Campbell, Ronald Petersen.
Extra features: "I'm not gonna miss you" music video; Volunteers of American PSA; "I'll be me Alzheimer's fund PSA".
They thought it would last five weeks. Instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America. What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a "Goodbye Tour."

The Black Panthers : vanguard of the revolution

January 28, 2016
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2016]
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
The first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.

Matt Shepard is a friend of mine

January 28, 2016
1 videodisc (89 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Commentators, Michele Josue, Judy Shepard, Dennis Shepard.
Revisits the much-publicized case of Matthew Shepard, the young man tortured and killed in 1998 in Laramie, Wyoming for being gay. Family and friends recount Shepard's life and the circumstances surrounding his murder.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers [videorecording] : runnin' down a dream

January 27, 2016
[Burbank, Calif.] : Reprise Records, 2008.
2 videodiscs (259 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair, Steve Ferrone, Scott Thurston, Stan Lynch, Howie Epstein) ; interviews with Eddie Vedder, Rick Rubin, Roger McGuinn, Dave Grohl, Johnny Depp, Jeff Lynne, Stevie Nicks, Jackson Browne, and others.
Released to DVD, Oct. 2008.
Bonus performances: Too much ain't enough (1978) ; The waiting (with Eddie Vedder) (2006) ; Mystic eyes (2006) ; Liner notes, by Warren Zanes, and full credits on container insert.
"Tracking Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers from their Gainesville beginnings to their 30th anniversary celebration, Runnin' Down a Dream is the hard-hitting account of a band that became a family and, along the way, left a body of work that is among the richest deposits in American musical history"--Container.

Banksy does New York

January 27, 2016
[New York, New York] : Kino Lorber, [2015]
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally produced in 2014.
Includes trailer.
Incorporates user-generated content to follow a 31-day scavenger hunt that took place in October, 2013, on the streets of New York City at the hands of Banksy, a British street artist.

Awake : the life of Yogananda

January 27, 2016
New York, NY : Kino Lorber
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Interviewees, George Harrison, Anupam Kher, Russell Simmons and others ; narrator, Anupam Kher.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Includes excerpts from the writings and lecures of Paramahansa Yogananda.
An unconventional biography about the Hindu swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920's.

David Bowie [videorecording] : rare and unseen

January 27, 2016
[United States] : Wienerworld Ltd. ; Oaks, Pa. : MVD Visual, 2010.
1 videodisc (ca. 55 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Features interviews and other rare footage. Contains no recordings by David Bowie.
Container indicates running time of 64 min.
Most famous for his alter-ego, the ostentatious, androgynous 'Ziggy Stardust', Bowie has continually reinvented his music and image. He has had numerous top ten hits in the U.S. and U.K., most notably China Girl; Space Oddity; Under Pressure; and more. Told through archive interviews (originally thought lost) and rare and unseen footage, a worthy addition to any Bowie collection. Items genuinely unseen and never before shown on DVD including film from the ITN archive.

Top spin

January 27, 2016
[New York, New York] : First Run Features, [2015]
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ariel Hsing, Michael Hsing, and Lily Zhang.
Originally released in 2014.
Bonus features: Extended and deleted scenes, biographies.
Inside a cramped gym, the clacking sounds of hollow plastic balls whirling at 80 mph are punctuated by exclamations of victory and bitter cries of defeat. Welcome to the hidden world of competitive ping pong. Three fiercely committed teenagers battle their way through the world of elite table tennis. With devoted parents by their side, they have traded normal teenage life for a chance to represent their country on the world₂s biggest athletic stage: the Olympics.

A girl like her

January 20, 2016
[United States] : The Bully Chronicles, LLC, [2016]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jimmy Bennett, Hunter King, Luke Jaden Sawicki.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
Sophomore year has been a nightmare for Jessica Burns. Relentlessly harassed by her former friend Avery Keller, Jessica doesn't know what she did to deserve the abuse from one of South Brookdale High's most popular and beautiful students. But when a shocking event changes both of their lives, a documentary film crew, a hidden digital camera, and the attention of a reeling community begin to reveal the powerful truth.

Above and beyond [videorecording]

January 20, 2016
[United States?] : Playmount Productions, [2015]
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Videodisc release of the 2014 documentary motion picture.
Bonus features include bonus scenes, deleted scenes and a photo gallery.
Documentary film that follows the true-life story of a group of Jewish-American pilots who, in 1948, become members of Machal and flew as volunteers from abroad for Israel in its War of Independence.

Back on board : Greg Louganis

January 20, 2016
[United States] : Bob Films, LLC, [2015]
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Greg Louganis, Ron O'Brien, Kyle David Pierce.
Title from disc label.
A refreshingly candid documentary film that follows four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis over three years as he struggles with financial security and reunites with the sport he once dominated but not welcomed in. The threat of losing his house during the recent financial crisis forces Louganis to re-evaluate the choices, relationships, and missed opportunities of his career.

The girls in the band

January 20, 2016
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color and black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Marian McPartland, Esperanza Spalding, Herbie Hancock, Terri Lyne Carrington, Patrice Rushen, Mary Lou Williams, Melba Liston, Ina Ray Hutton, Lil Hardin Armstrong, the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, and many more.
Originally produced in 2011.
Includes commentary by Judy Chaikin and Michael Greene, film trailer, and never before seen stores: On the road with the diva jazz orchestra ; Mary Lou Williams - the lady who swung the band ; Jennifer Leitham - making the changes ; Another great day in Harlem.
The award-winning documentary film tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, history-making journeys from the late 30s to the present day. The many first-hand accounts of the challenges faced by these talented women provide a glimpse into decades of racism and sexism that have existed in America.


January 20, 2016
1 videodiscs (117 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Interviews and commentary from Alex Acuña, Juan Alderete, Dr. Ken Alper, Steve Bailey, Victor Bailey, Nick Beggs, Randy Bernsen, Toni Bishop, Richard Bona, Randy Brecker, Delmar Brown, Scott Brown, James Cannings, Les Claypool, Bootsy Collins, Bobby Columby, Wayne Cochran, Alex Darqui, Al Dimeola, Joe Diorio, Kenwood Dennard, Chuck Doom, Bobby Economou, Mark Egan, Randy Emerick, Peter Erskine, Flea, Mike Figgis, Alex Foster, Neil Gibbons, Jerry Gonzalez, Peter Graves, Herbie Hancock, Jonas Hellborg, Ian Hunter, Rich Hurt, Anthony Jackson, Jerry Jemmott, Alphonso Johnson, Darryl Jones, Kevin Kaufman, Geddy Lee, Tracy Lee, Jeff Levinson, Les Luhring, Gary Mayone, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bill Milkoski, Bob Miller, Bob Mintzer, Joni Mitchell, Othello Molineaux, Bob Moses, Me'shell Ndegéocello, Geri Paladino, Felix Pastorius, Gregory Pastorius, John Francis Pastorius IV, Mary Pastorius, Armand Sabal-Lecco, Carlos Santana, Ricky Schultz, Shenkar, Wayne Shorter, Mike Stern, TM Stevens, Sting, Tommy Strand, Ira Sullivan, Bobby Thomas, Ron Tunks, Robert Wallis, Nathan Watts, Lenny White, Victor Wooten, and Peter Yianilous.
A film following the life, career, and decline of legendary bass guitarist Jaco Pastorius, featuring interviews with friends, family, and other artists.

The look of silence

January 20, 2016
United States : Cinedigm Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally produced as a documentary motion picture in 2014.
"Werner Herzog and Errol Morris present"--Container.
A family that survives the political anti-communist genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.


January 20, 2016
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Program content: ©2014.
"Before the Pentagon papers and WikiLeaks, before Edward Snowden's NSA revelation, there was Media, Pennsylvania."
Extra feature: Snowden on 1971. (85 min.) Edward Snowden in conversation with the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI.
On March 8, 1971, eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, a town just outside of Philadelphia, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. In doing so, they uncovered the FBI's vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights. Despite conducting one of the most thorough investigations in its history, the FBI never solved the mystery of the break-in.

Earth's natural wonders : living on the edge

January 20, 2016
Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution
1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Corey Johnson.
Explores the most extraordinary places on the planet and how their environments shape the lives of those who live there. From Mount Everest's Khumbu Icefall to the Amazon to the Grand Canyon, visit six continents to learn how these natural wonders evolved and hear the rarely told stories about the challenges their inhabitants face.

Cincinnati's abandoned subway [videorecording]

January 20, 2016
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Time Bonus Productions, c2010.
1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, J. Dewey Hawthorne.
The history of Cincinnati's abandoned subway tunnels constructed during the early 20th century.

Fresh dressed

January 13, 2016
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Commentators, Todd Boyd, Noah Callahan-Bever, Damon Dash, Daymond John, Karl Kani, Alyasha Owerka Moore, Nas, André Leon Talley, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams.
Bonus materials: Fresh dressed trailer -- Cappadonna : spending less to look fresh -- Damon Dash : you can't buy good taste -- Dapper Dan : there's no right or wrong -- Nas : gear is important -- Pusha T : how to pack your suitcase --Thirstin Howl the 3rd : naming a Polo piece.
Examines the evolution of hip-hop fashion, from its roots in African American traditions of dress and inner-city gang-wear to the present day.

Ancient aliens. Season 8.

January 6, 2016
Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2016]
2 videodiscs (424 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally broadcast as episodes of the television program.
This season travels the universe across an expanse of tens of thousands of years to the present day as we investigate the possibilities and probabilities of life beyond Earth. We look at the unexplainable, enormous man-made caves, structures, crop circles containing encrypted messages, and complex mathematical and astronomical equations perplexing our leading scientists. Experts have found thousands of strange drawings of beings with blue skin, multi-limbed humanoids, and more.

A brave heart : the Lizzie Velasquez story

January 4, 2016
1 videodisc (ca. 78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Follows the life of Lizzie Velasquez, her triumphant journey to the other side of bullying, and her mission to inspire and empower a more positive online environment.

Roses in December : the story of Jean Donovan

December 30, 2015
© 2007
1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, John Houseman ; selections from the diary of Jean Donovan read by Susan Stevens.
Originally produced in 1982.
Chronicles Jean Donovan's life, from her affluent childhood in Connecticut, to her decision to volunteer with the Maryknolls in El Salvador, to her tragic death. This is the story of the four women missionaries who were murdered in El Salvador in December, 1980. Explores the circumstances surrounding the murders, what happened afterward, and the pervading political situation.

My Italian secret : the forgotten heroes of the Holocaust

December 23, 2015
Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Isabella Rossellini.
Title from disc label.
Tells the untold story of Tour de France cycling champion Gino Bartali and other courageous Italians who risked their lives to rescue Jews, partisans and other refugees in Nazi-occupied Italy.

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