New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

March 26, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Among wolves

March 25, 2019
Pottstown, PA : MVD Visual, [2019]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Branko Lijovic, Željko Kristo, Bosko Krzelj, Tomislav Mglica and Sestra Martina Katovic.
Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
The Wolves are no ordinary motorcycle club as revealed in this gorgeous, surprisingly intimate documentary of trauma and survival. Still struggling after the Bosnian War, the Wolves organize a charity for their town and defend the threatened herd of wild horses they first met on the front line. Out there, with the horses, they confront their past and reclaim that territory as a space for healing.

The world before your feet

March 25, 2019
New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2019]
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Matt Green.
Title from disc label.
Originally produced in 2018.
There are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City, and for the past six years, Matt Green has been walking them all, every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge. It's a five-borough journey that stretches from the barbershops of the Bronx to the forests of Staten Island, from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square, with Matt amassing a surprisingly detailed knowledge of New York's history and people along the way.

On her shoulders

March 15, 2019
Brooklyn, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2018]
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Murad Ismael, Nadia Murad, Amal Clooney, Ki-Moon Ban.
Wide screen.
Special features: Interview with Alexandria Bombach; theatrical trailer.
At only twenty-three years old, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad's life is a dizzying array of important undertakings, from giving testimony before the U.N. Security Council to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews, emotionally draining speeches and an endless succession of one-on-one meetings with top government officials.

Over the limit

March 11, 2019
1 videodisc (approximately 77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Margarita Mamun, gymnast/on-screen participant.
Bonus short film: Iron hands (11 min.) / directed by Johnson Cheng.
Elite rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun is soon to retire, but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold. This documentary "looks at the grueling Russian system for training athletes and the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics"--Container.

Into the Okavango

March 11, 2019
Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox
1 videodisc (94 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in
The Okavango River Basin provides a vital source of water to about 1 million people, the world's largest population of African elephants and significant populations of lions, cheetahs and hundreds of species of birds. However, this once unspoiled oasis is now under siege due to increasing pressure from human activity. The film chronicles a team of modern-day explorers on their first epic four-month, 1,500-mile expedition across three countries to save the river system that feeds the Okavango Delta, one of our planet's last wetland wildernesses.

Divide and conquer : the story of Roger Ailes

March 8, 2019
Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Roger Ailes.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
The filmmaker deftly fuses the personal, the political and the just plain surreal as it charts the rise and fall of Fox News Chairman, Roger Ailes. Variously called a bulldog, a kingmaker, and the Ernest Hemingway of campaign advisors, Ailes was a key media consultant to Presidents Nixon, Reagan and George H.W. Bush, powerfully shaping American political history over the last fifty years. In 2016, Ailes was forced out of Fox amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

Free solo

March 8, 2019
[Washington, DC] : National Geographic, [2018]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alex Honnold, Jimmy Chin, Tommy Caldwell.
Wide screen (16x9).
Title from disc label.
Despite attempts by his friends, loved ones and his new girlfriend to dissuade him from this dangerous feat, Alex Honnold, the worlds most accomplished free soloist climber, prepares mentally and physically for his most daring adventure to date: scaling the 3200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite without a rope or safety gear. If he succeeds, it will mark the largest wall he, or anyone else, for that matter, has ascended without any kind of equipment.

Of fathers and sons

March 6, 2019
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Abu Osama, Ayman Osama, Osama Osama.
Title from disc.
Originally released in 2017.
Talal Derki returned to his Syrian homeland where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses primarily on the children, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic caliphate. Osama and his brother Ayman both love and admire their father and obey his words, but while Osama seems content to follow the path of Jihad, Ayman wants to go back to school.

The zen diaries of Garry Shandling

March 6, 2019
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2018]
2 videodiscs (ca. 270 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Garry Shandling, Judd Apatow, Kevin Nealon.
Bonus features: audio commentary; extended interviews and scenes; extended Garry Shandling performances; Eddie Vedder and Judd Apatow at Bonnaroo.
When Garry Shandling died in 2016, he was widely remembered as a top stand-up comedian and the star of two of the most innovative sitcoms in TV history. But to those who knew him, the 'real' Garry Shandling was a far more complex person. Now, Shandling's longtime friend and onetime mentee Judd Apatow has created a remarkable portrait of this iconic comedian in a revealing two-part documentary.

The Rolling Stones in the 1960s : [the complete review]

March 1, 2019
New Malden, Surrey : Pride, ©2009.
2 videodiscs (208 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Subtitle from container.
Reviews the Roling Stones' music and antics during the 1960s.

The Rolling Stones : a golden age

March 1, 2019
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood) ; additional participants.
Dolby digital stereo, full screen 1.33:1.
Profile of British rock band the Rolling Stones during what was believed to be their peak years.

The Rolling Stones : under review 1975-1983 ; the Ronnie Wood years. Pt. 1

March 1, 2019
[New Malden, Surrey, England] : Sexy Intellectual, ©2012.
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
Covers the Stones' career and music between 1975 and 1983 and includes archive and exclusive interviews.

Beside Bowie : the Mick Ronson story

February 28, 2019
Pottstown, PA : MVD Visual, [2017]
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Angie Bowie, Ian Hunter.
Wide screen.
Title from container.
Music icon David Bowie narrates this unprecedented celebration of the life and works of guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson, a rock hero virtually unknown despite his direct contribution and involvement in countless compositions, lyrics, and recordings that changed the face of music forever.

Maria by Callas

February 28, 2019
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Fanny Ardant, Joyce DiDonato, Maria Callas.
Wide screen (16x9, 1.78:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
The definitive portrait of one of history's most extraordinarily talented women. Go beyond Callas, the original diva, and meet Maria, the woman who longed for a normal life. Told through private letters, unpublished memoirs, performances and TV interviews, the film is the first to tell the life story of the legendary Greek-American opera singer completely in her own words with never-before-seen footage.

Demon house

February 26, 2019
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Zak Bagans, Father Mike Maginot, Dr. Barry Taff, Charles Austin, Mimi Page.
Special features: trailer; deleted scenes.
"In 2014, a demon possession story out of Gary, Indiana caused a worldwide media sensation. Famous paranormal investigator Zak Bagans bought the location of the haunting a day later over the phone, sight unseen. But Zak and his crew were unprepared for what awaited them at a house that was possessed by '200 demons.' Zak even started to wonder if just viewing the film could open audiences up to possession themselves--had he made a movie to dangerous to release?"--Container.

Call her Ganda : how one life galvanized a nation

February 26, 2019
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring Virgie Suarez, Meredith Talusan, Julita "Nanay" Laude.
When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case, an activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer's mother (Julita "Nanay" Laude), galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism.

Catwalk : tales from the cat show circuit

February 22, 2019
[United States] : Gravitas Ventures, [2018]
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kim Langille, Shirley McCollow, Sabrina Rehman, Sharon Soules.
Title from disc.
Meet the fascinating felines and the people who pamper them in this whimsical look at the ins and outs of Canada's competitive cat show circuit.


February 21, 2019
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring: Garrett Oliver, Jim Koch, Vaclav Berka, Ray Daniels, Charles Papazian and Randy Mosher.
Title from disc.
Originally release as a documentary film in 2018.
Director Douglas Tirola's Brewmaster artfully captures the craftsmanship, passion and innovation within the beer industry. The story follows a young ambitious New York lawyer who dreams of becoming a brewmaster and a Milwaukee based professional beer educator as he attempts to become a Master Cicerone. Helping tell the story of beer are some of the best-known personalities in the industry.

The Devil & Father Amorth

February 11, 2019
1 videodisc (68 min.) : color, sound ; 4 3/4 in.
Gabriele Amoth.
Over 40 years after the release of "The exorcist," director William Friedkin meets the Vatican's "Dean of Exorcists", Father Gabriele Amorth, and receives permission to film his ninth attempt to exorcise one woman.

The heat : a kitchen revolution.

February 11, 2019
[United States] : Gravitas Ventures, [2019]
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Anne-Sophie Pic, Angela Hartnett, Anito Lo, Amanda Cohen, Victoria Blamey.
Title from disc label.
Restaurant kitchens are a pressurized stew of brutal hours and high stress. Acting out goes with the territory and anyone is fair game. But the familiar macho posturing of celebrity chefs has reached a tipping point. Now with an influx of women at the helm of restaurants, and a younger generation unwilling to submit to the brutal conditions once considered the norm, the rules of "kitchen culture" are being rewritten.

Antonio Lopez 1970 : sex, fashion & disco

February 11, 2019
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joan Juliet Buck, Paul Caranicas, Michael Chow, on-screen participants.
Bonus short film: You can't do everything at once, but you can leave everything at once (15 minutes) / directed by Marie-Elsa Sgualdo.
Bonus features: archival footage; Bill Cunningham interview excerpts.
A time capsule of Paris and New York between 1969 and 1973 as viewed through the eyes of Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), the dominant fashion illustrator of the time. Counted among Antonio's discoveries (muses of the period) were iconic beauties such as Grace Jones, Jessica Lange, and Jerry Hall, as well as Warhol's Superstars Donna Jordan, Jane Forth and Patti D'Arbanville. Antonio's inner circle was also comprised of his creative partner, Juan Ramos, makeup artist Corey Tippin, photographer Bill Cunningham, and rival designers Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint-Laurent.

John McCain : for whom the bell tolls

February 11, 2019
1 videodisc (approximately 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
"This disc is expected to play back in DVD video "play only" devices and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives"--Container.
A biographical portrait of Senator John McCain, featuring interviews with family, friends, colleagues as well as with John McCain himself, recorded in 2017 just a few weeks after McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer.


February 1, 2019
Beverly Hills, CA : distributed by Entertainment One Film USA, [2019]
1 videodisc (79 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dieudonne, Richard Spencer.
Special feature: Conversations from the Quad, with the director.
Originally released as a documentary film in 2017.
The story of how a cycle of fear, hatred, and violence has taken hold and created a resurgence of anti-Semitism in France and in the wider world.

King in the wilderness

January 29, 2019
New York, NY : Films Media Group
1 videodisc (approximately 113 min) : sound, color with black and white sequences : 4 3/4 in.
Originally released by Home Box Office, 2018.
From award-winning director/producer Peter Kunhardt, King in the Wilderness follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the volatile last three years of his life, from the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to his assassination in April 1968. Drawing on revelatory stories from his inner circle of friends, the film provides a clear window into the civil rights leader's character, showing him to be a man with an unshakeable commitment to peaceful protest in the face of an increasingly unstable country. Illuminating and poignant, the documentary - which is tied to the 50th anniversary of King's death - reveals a conflicted leader whose successes were punctuated in his final years by an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum, whether the Black Power movement, who saw his nonviolence as weakness, or President Lyndon B. Johnson, who viewed his anti-Vietnam War speeches as irresponsible. With compassion and clarity, King in the Wilderness unearths a stirring new perspective into Dr. King's character, his radical doctrine of nonviolence, and his internal philosophical struggles prior to his death, inviting a sense of penetrating intimacy and insight into one of the most profound thinkers of our time.

Private violence

January 25, 2019
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Kit Gruelle, Deanna Walters.
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
"Private violence explores a simple but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the U.S., at least four women are murdered by abusive partners or ex-partners. Through the eyes of two survivors -- Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women -- we bear witness to the complex realities of intimate partner violence). Their experiences challenge entrenched and misleading assumptions, providing a lens into a world that is largely invisible." -- Container.

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