New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

November 24, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Sentimental reflections [videorecording] : America's heritage in story, scenery and song.

November 23, 2015
Cincinnati, OH : Sentimental Productions, a division of Delaney Communications, 2004-
videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Heaven adores you

November 20, 2015
[Wandsworth, London] : Eagle Vision, [2014]
1 videodisc (approximately 165 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rossie Harris, Elliott Smith.
Bonus features: performance of "Heaven adores you" by Aaron Espinoza; extended interviews.
An intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith, a musician whose rise to prominence in the 1990s and early 2000s was cut short by his untimely death at the age of 34.

Batkid begins

November 20, 2015
New York, NY : New Line Cinema, [2015]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Not all available subtitles are listed on container.
On November 15, 2013, the world came together to grant one 5-year-old leukemia patient his wish to be Batman for a day.

Mala mala

November 20, 2015
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jason Carrion.
Bonus features: Original theatrical trailer; OtherStrand trailers.
Explores intimate moments, performances, friendships and activism of trans identifying people, drag queens and other who defy typical gender identities in Puerto Rico.

Do I sound gay?

November 19, 2015
New York, NY : IFC Films, [2015]
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring David Thorpe, Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don Lemon, Dan Savage, David Sedaris, George Takei.
Title from disc label.
After a break-up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey of self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about "sounding gay". Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers, and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people, both gay and straight, often wish for a different voice. What starts as a personal journey becomes a chance to unpack layers of cultural baggage concerning sexuality, identity, and self-esteem.

Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and company [videorecording]

November 18, 2015
[New York] : Criterion Collection, [2010]
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Claire Mandell, Max Trachter, Ida Orliffe, Fay Silverman, Rachel Baker, Murray Cornish, Helen Mosten-Growe, Ruth Kogon.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
"Allan King Films"--Container.
Follows the lives of eight patients suffering from dementia and memory loss at a home for the Jewish elderly in Toronto.

Dying at Grace [videorecording]

November 18, 2015
[New York] : Criterion Collection, [2010]
1 videodisc (148 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Carmela Nardone, Joyce Bone, Eda Simac, Lloyd Greenway, Richard Pollard.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Allan King captures the last few months of the lives of five terminally ill cancer patients at Toronto Grace Health Care Center. Watch as they laugh, cry, and contemplate the many issues that comes with certain death.

Come on children [videorecording]

November 18, 2015
[New York] : Criterion Collection, c2010.
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, John Hamilton, Lesley Henry, Noreen McCallum, Ken Gibbs, Jo Anne Lye, Richard McMullen, Alan Dunikowski, Jane Harrison, Sharon Wall, Alex Zivojinovich.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.
"Allan King Films"--Container.
Filmed in the early 1970s, Come on children presents an experiment in which ten teenagers aged thirteen to nineteen (including a young Alex Lifeson of the rock band Rush) leave home and school to live together on a farm.

A married couple [videorecording]

November 18, 2015
[New York] : Criterion Collection, [2010]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Billy Edwards, Antoinette Edwards, Bogart Edwards.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1969.
A documentary focusing on the relationship between Billy and Antoinette Edwards, an eccentric married couple, also capturing a time in which long-existing gender roles were beginning to dissolve.

A tale of two thieves

November 17, 2015
New York, NY : Virgil Films, [2015]
1 videodisc (69 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Harry McQueen, Gordon Goody.
Title from disc label.
In 1963 in the countryside in England, fifteen men pulled off "The great train robbery" netting today's equivalent of $85 million. This incredible film features Gordon Goody, one of the instigators of the crime, for the first time ever, revealing the identity of the missing mastermind behind Britain's most famous heist-the elusive and mysterious "Ulsterman".

Winning : the racing life of Paul Newman

November 17, 2015
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2015]
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Patrick Dempsey, Robert Redford.
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Special features: Adam Carolla interviews with Mario Andretti, Patrick Dempsey, Jay Leno, Graha Rahal, and Bob Sharp. Adam Carolla restores Paul Newman's 1985 GT-1 Championship car/ Trailer.
The world knows Paul Newman as an Academy Award winning actor with a fifty-plus year career as one of the most prolific and revered actors in American Cinema. He was also well known for his philanthropy; Newman's Own has given more than four hundred and thirty million dollars to charities around the world. Yet few know the gasoline-fueled passion that became so important in this complex, multifaceted man's makeup.

Chantal Ackerman, de cá

November 11, 2015
[Brooklyn, NY] : Icarus Films, 2010.
1 videodisc (62 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Chantal Akerman ; interviewer, Leonardo Luiz Ferreira.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
The renowned Belgian filmmaker sits down for an hour-long conversation about her entire body of work.

A LEGO brickumentary

November 10, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Jason Bateman.
Widescreen (1.78:1).
Bonus feature: deleted scenes.
Since the birth of their trademark toy in 1958, The LEGO Group has produced over 400 billion bricks. But more and more, LEGO bricks aren't just for kids, and some take them very seriously. Adult Fans of LEGO around the globe are unashamedly declaring their love of the brick, brick artists are creating stunning and surprising creations, and LEGO master builders are building human scale and larger structures. This documentary playfully delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick.

Ballet boys

November 6, 2015
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
A documentary that follows, over four years, the struggles, set-backs and accomplishments of three friends and hopeful future dance stars: Lukas, Syvert, and Torgeir.

That sugar film

November 3, 2015
[Place of publication not identified] : Samuel Goldwyn Films, [2014]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Damon Gameau, Hugh Jackman, Stephen Fry, Isabel Lucas, Jessica Marais, Brenton Thwaites, Zoe Tuckwell-Smith.
Title from disc label.
Special Features -- Damon Answers Your FAQs -- Trailer -- Stephen Fry's Sugar Story -- "That Sugar Song" Karaoke -- Behind the Scenes -- Deleted Scenes -- Featurettes onf Advertising, Moods, the Brain, Appetite Control, Lowering Your Sugar Intake, and more!
That sugar film is one man's journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as 'healthy'. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. 'That Sugar Film' will forever change the way you think about 'healthy' food--Container.

Keiko [videorecording] : the untold story of the star of Free Willy

November 3, 2015
Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, [2013]
1 videodisc (ca. 75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Mark Berman, Naomi Rose, Colin Baird.
Nowhere in recent history has a captive mammal garnered so much attention as the orca star of the 1993 hit film Free Willy. The film's success, partnered with growing public interest in animals held in captivity, launched a children's crusade that called for the orca's release into the wild. The result: a multimillion-dollar project that spanned four countries and weathered endless controversy.

Mary Tyler Moore : a celebration

November 3, 2015
Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ed Asner, Mary Tyler Moore, Gavin MacLeod.
Title from disc label.
She "turned the world on with her smile" on The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and countless movie roles. This special features dozens of classic clips-plus comments from Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Mary Tyler Moore herself. Plus, Oprah Winfrey recounts Mary Tyler Moore's critical role in inspiring Oprah and millions of others.

Undiscovered Haiti

November 3, 2015
Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Host, Jose Andres.
Title from disc label.
Join world-renowned chef Jose Andres on an exploration of the most unknown island in the Caribbean, Haiti. Jose is convinced we can change the world through the power of food, and understand a culture by exploring what, when and how its people eat. Follow Jose into the heart of this mysterious island; through its cuisine and discover the history and culture, and see into the future, of a proud and rarely understood people.

Family name [videorecording]

October 27, 2015
[New York, NY] : docurama films : New Video Group, ©2008.
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hosted by and featuring Macky Alson.
Videodisc release of the documentary motion picture produced in 1997 and first broadcast as a segment of the television program P.O.V.
Special features: Filmmaker interview ; Family Name featurette ; Filmmaker biography.
As a child growing up in Durham, North Carolina, Macky Alston never questioned why all the other Alstons in his school were black. Now, after twenty-five years, he has gone back to unravel the mystery. In this documentary of race relations, Alston travels to family reunions, picnics, housing projects, churches, graveyards & the original Alston plantations to find people who share his family name.

The wolfpack

October 23, 2015
Los Angeles, California : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Krsna Angulo, Mukunda Angulo, Narayana Angulo.
Special features: extended interviews; AXS TV: a look at the Wolfpack; theatrical trailer.
The six Angulo brothers have grown up in their Manhattan apartment, home schooled by their parents, rarely if ever leaving their apartment. Their only connection to the outside world is television and the movies they watch and act out, complete with homemade costumes, in the apartment. When one of the brothers sneaks out for a few days on his own, the whole family dynamic is changed when he returns home.

The bomb

October 22, 2015
[Arlington, VA] : PBS, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc surface.
This is the story of the most powerful and destructive device ever invented. With newly restored footage, go behind the scenes of the first atomic bomb, revealing how it was developed and how it changed the planet. Examine the choices society has made since 1945, and continues to make, to live with an invention that could destroy the planet.

Electric boogaloo : the wild, untold story of Cannon Films!

October 22, 2015
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Yoram Globus and the late Menahem Golan are two movie-obsessed immigrant cousins who became Hollywood's ultimate gate-crashers. With hair-trigger randomness, these cousins of chaos churned out a breathtaking cavalcade of hits and misses, made movies out of posters, released a sequel before the original film, botched plots, bounced checks and burned careers - and in so doing, changed the way movies were made and marketed.

The only real game

October 21, 2015
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Melissa Leo.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Explores the power of baseball for people in remote and troubled places. The once princely state of Manipur, in volatile northeast India, defies gun violence, trafficking, and HIV/AIDS through a surprising passion for America's national pastime. Manipur entered the Indian Union under protest in 1949, triggering a corrosive separatist conflict. For decades baseball has delivered release from daily struggles and a dream for healing a wounded society.

Misery loves comedy

October 13, 2015
[New York, NY] : Tribeca Film, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Whoopi Goldberg.
Title from disc label.
Director Kevin Pollak interviews over 60 of the most successful comics working today to learn about the rare personality of a comedian and their motivations to (willingly) get into one of the most deprecating professions.

Harper Lee [videorecording] : from Mockingbird to Watchman

October 13, 2015
[United States] : First Run Features, 2015.
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Fifty-five years after the publication of "To kill a mockingbird", Harper Lee has published another novel. "Go set a watchman" was written before Lee's beloved masterpiece, as director Mary McDonagh Murphy explains in this update of her 2011 documentary Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird. Her new up date of her film, sifts through the facts and speculation surrounding Lee and both her novels and include's interviews with Lee's sister and close friends.

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