New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

March 24, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Landfillharmonic : a symphony of the human spirit

March 23, 2017
[Brooklyn, NY] : FilmRise, [2016]
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released in 2015.
"Follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a national disaster strikes their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact." --Container.

Hitchcock Truffaut

March 16, 2017
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Bob Balaban ; featuring, Alfred Hitchcock, François Truffaut, Wes Anderson, Olivier Assayas, Peter Bogdanovich, Arnaud Desplechin, David Fincher, James Gray, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Richard Linklater, Paul Schrader, Martin Scorsese.
Title from disc surface.
Bonus materials: Q&A with Kent Jones & Noah Baumbach; An appreciation of Notorious; Peter Bogdanovich remembers Hitchcock; Richard Linklater on Truffaut; Rope: pro and con.
In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting, used to produce the mythical book, Hitchcock/Truffaut, this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds, and Vertigo. Hitchcock's incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today's leading filmmakers. Includes audio excerpts from the Hitchcock-Truffaut interviews, clips from Hitchcock and Truffaut films, and behind-the-scenes footage.

Oasis : supersonic

March 16, 2017
Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher.
Title from disc surface.
Special features: They came from nowhere and wanted it all; Oasis: bits and bobs.
Documentary on the meteoric rise of the 1990's rock band, Oasis, weaving concert footage with interviews and a firsthand account of the backstage sibling rivalry, between Liam and Noel Gallagher, that threatened to destroy the band.

Divided states of America

March 15, 2017
[Arlington, VA] : PBS, [2017]
2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Will Lyman.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
Part one of an investigation into the deep political divisions and bitter polarization that grew during the Obama presidency. The film examines how President Obama's promise of change and unity collided with racial and political realities. Part two of an investigation into the deep divisions and bitter polarization that grew during the Obama presidency. The film examines racial tensions in America, the war for control of the GOP, and the growing dysfunction in Washington.

Trump's road to the White House

March 15, 2017
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc surface.
Originally broadcast as an episode of the television series Frontline on the PBS network.
An investigation of how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency. Through interviews with key players, the film shows how Trump rallied millions of supporters, defeated adversaries, and who he's bringing into the White House with him.

Accidental courtesy : Daryl Davis, race & America

March 14, 2017
New York, NY : First Run Features, [2016]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Musician Daryl Davis has an unusual hobby. He's played all over the world with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but it's what Daryl does in his free time that sets him apart. In an effort to find out how anyone can 'hate me without knowing me' he takes an interesting line of research. Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan, something few black men can say.

The last man on the moon

February 28, 2017
[New York] : FilmRise, [2016]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Eugene "Gene" Cernan, Alan Bean, Dick Gordon, Jim Lovell, Gene Kranz, Chris Kraft.
Originally released in 2014.
When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped on the moon in December 1972, he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now, over forty years later, is he ready to share his epic, deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.

Heroes behind the badge

February 28, 2017
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Vincent D'Onofrio.
Program content: ©2012.
Recounts the stories of law enforcement officers caught in the line of fire, both those who have survived to tell of their harrowing experiences and those who have fallen in the line of duty.

Heroes behind the badge. Sacrifice & survival

February 28, 2017
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Vincent D'Onfrio ; commentators, James Kuzak, Jonathan Steiner, Cris Okulanis.
Special features: NLEOMF/Heroes behind the badge custom police cruiser -- Officer John Bell's race cars -- Pittsburgh Police Bagpipers play the Pub! -- NLEOMF Museum artifacts -- "The Guardian" poem.
"In valor there is hope"--Container.
Second installment of the series that recounts the stories of law enforcement officers caught in the line of fire, both those who have survived to tell of their harrowing experiences and those who have fallen in the line of duty. Takes viewers to New York City's 9/11 Memorial site, and to National Police Week in Washington DC where the fallen are honored each year.

Streets of Compton

February 28, 2017
Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate
1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, The Game.
Compton is well known as the birthplace of legends including NWA, Venus and Serena Williams, and Kendrick Lamar. But Compton is a place most people have never seen and the truth isn't always pretty. It tells the story of how a city overrun by gangs and violence became a cultural powerhouse. Hip-hop superstar The Game takes us on a dark yet redemptive journey into the heart of his city.

The original image of Divine Mercy : the untold story of an unknown masterpiece

February 27, 2017
1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robert Barron, Harry Connick Jr., Jim Gaffigan, George Weigel, Stanisław Dziwisz, Christoph Schonborn, Michael Gaitley, Leo Maasburg.
Title from container.
Based on a private revelation to Polish nun St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-38) as described in her diary, in 1931 she said that Christ asked her to have the image of Divine Mercy painted and shared with the world. Painted by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski starting in 1934, the artwork was forced into hiding when the anti-Catholic Soviet Union occupied Vilnius. The painting was stolen, smuggled and rolled up and put into storage. Through a series of interviews with key witnesses and individuals intimately connected to the epic adventure, the world's most important work of sacred art is finally given pride of place. Exclusive interviews feature Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, comedian Jim Gaffigan, Harry Connick Jr., George Weigel, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz of Krakow, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna, Fr. Michael Gaitley, Fr. Leo Maasburg, and many others.

For the love of Spock

February 24, 2017
Brooklyn, NY : Film Rise, [2016]
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Adam Nimoy, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, J. J. Abrams, William Shatner.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Leonard Nimoy's Boston ; On set with The Big Bang Theory ; Tribeca panel ; Trivia time - Jason Alexander ; Filmmaker commentary ; Kickstarter gallery ; Tribeca teaser ; Theatrical trailer.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek through a personal, intimate look at the life and career of Leonard Nimoy and the enduring appeal of his alter ego, Mr. Spock, as told by his son, Adam Nimoy.

Ancient alien conspiracy : UFOs and the dawn of civilization.

February 23, 2017
Foresthill, CA : UMN LLC., [2017]
1 videodisc (200 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Host, Jim Marrs, Philip Coppens.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced in 2015.
Has the Earth been visited by extraterrestrial beings? Did these "Ancient Aliens" contribute to the birth of human civilization? Do the ancient monuments contain evidence of their presence? Join Philip Coppens as he reveals an array of astonishing truths about our history, including a radically different understanding of the pyramids and how they were constructed.

President Trump

February 23, 2017
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Will Lyman.
Widescreen (16x9)
Title from disc label.
An examination of the key moments that shaped President-elect Donald Trump. Interviews with advisors, business associates, and biographers reveal how Trump transformed himself from real estate developer to entertainer to president.

Blood on the mountain

February 22, 2017
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Commentators: Davitt McAteer, Richard Trumka.
Title from disc label.
Examines the economic and social plight of West Virginia coal miners. Focuses on the environmental despoilation caused by mining that inhabitants of West Virginia's coal county are forced to endure.

The witness

February 21, 2017
1 videodisc (90 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
William Genovese.
Special features: Additional scenes, post-screening Q+A, interview with Bill Genovese ; Archival material: Never before seen photos, crime scene footage, rare documents from the case, including trial transcript and detective reports.
"On March 13, 1964, Kitty Genovese was repeatedly attacked on a street in Kew Gardens, Queens. The New York times published a front-page story asserting that 38 witnesses watched her being murdered from their apartment windows-and did nothing to help. The Witness follows the efforts of her brother, Bill Genovese, as he looks to uncover the truth buried beneath the story."--Container.


February 21, 2017
New York : Kino Lorber, [2017]
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Barbara Kingsolver. Featuring: Olek, Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar.
Title from disc label.
Bonus features: additional animations.
Every stitch tells a tale. International artists and knitters take a simple skein of yarn to create their extraordinary ideas and stories.

Zero days

February 21, 2017
1 videodisc (approximately 114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Special features: Interview with director Alex Gibney -- Theatrical trailer.
A black ops cyber attack launched by the U.S. and Israel on an Iranian nuclear facility unleashed malware with unforeseen consequences. The Stuxnet virus infiltrated it's pre-determined target only to spread it's infection outward, ultimately exposing systemic vulnerabilities that threatened the very safety of the planet. Delve deep into the bourgeoning world of digital warfare in this documentary thriller from Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney.


February 16, 2017
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
"For the past 25 years I've worked as a documentary cinematographer. I originally shot the following footage for other films, but here I ask you to see it as my memoir. These are the images that have marked me and leave me wondering still"--Opening frame.
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten Johnson weaves these scenes and others into her film, a tapestry of footage captured over her twenty-five-year career as a documentary cinematographer.

Passage to Mars

February 16, 2017
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrators, Zachary Quinto, Charlotte Rampling ; featuring Buzz Aldrin.
Program content: ©2015.
Chronicles a 2000-mile expedition across the Arctic sea-ice of the Northwest Passage by six NASA astronauts in preparation for the exploration of the planet Mars.

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

February 10, 2017
Cincinnati, OH : Sentimental Productions, a division of Delaney Communications, 2004-
videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

The race underground

February 9, 2017
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Michael Murphy.
Title from disc label.
16x9 wide screen.
In the late 19th century, as America's teeming cities grew increasingly congested, the time had come to replace the nostalgic horse-drawn trolleys with a faster, cleaner, safer, and more efficient form of transportation. Ultimately, it was Boston, a city of so many firsts that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America's first subway.

Jesus Town USA

February 9, 2017
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from container.
For 88 years, a small Oklahoma town has pantomimed a passion play on a bizarre reproduction of Jerusalem built into the Wichita foothills. A light-hearted and comedic documentary chronicling the journey of a 100-strong amateur cast, a dozen horses, and a very devout community. Once boasting audiences of over 200,000, the Pageant now struggles to find any audience at all. When the man playing Jesus retires, his replacement, a long standing member of the cast, has a secret he is hiding.

Half the sky

February 9, 2017
2 videodiscs (approximately 3 hr., 52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Introduced by George Clooney ; featuring Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, Olivia Wilde.
Title from disc labels.
Inspired by Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn.
Actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof meet individuals who are doing work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of challenge, transformation and hope.

The eagle huntress

February 8, 2017
1 videodisc (approx. 87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by Daisy Ridley.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
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, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.

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