New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

November 15, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The 5th dementia

November 14, 2019
[El Segundo, California] : Gravitas Ventures, [2019]
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
A documentary showing the transformative power music has on members of The 5th Dementia band, who live with Alzheimer₂s, Dementia, or Parkinson's.

Knife skills

November 14, 2019
1 videodisc (40 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from container.
Viewers will follow the lives of previously incarcerated individuals through a program created to rehabilitate them in the restaurant industry.

The Rainbow

November 14, 2019
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Gene Simmons, Ron Jeremy, Cherie Currie, Micky Dolenz.
Title from container.
"While the world around it has changed dramatically, The Rainbow Bar and Grill has remained as one of the last bastions of true Rock n' Roll on Hollywood's famed Sunset Strip. Legendary musicians recount their stories from the iconic venue."--Container.

Life without basketball

November 13, 2019
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir broke records and barriers on her way to become the first Division I basketball player to play wearing hijab. When a controversial ruling ends her chances at playing professionally, she re-examines her faith and identity as a Muslim American.

Fiddler : a miracle of miracles

November 7, 2019
[Culver City, CA] : Samuel Goldwyn Films, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Title from disc label.
The first in-depth documentary film that chronicles the life and themes of this iconic offering of American culture.

The Putin interviews

November 6, 2019
[United States] : Showtime, [2019]
2 videodiscs (approximately 231 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Oliver Stone, Vladimir Putin.
Widescreen (Aspect ratio 16:9, 1.78:1)
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Filmmaker Oliver Stone was granted unprecedented access to Russian President Vladimir Putin during more than a dozen interviews over two years, with no topic off-limits. This remarkable four-part documentary series provides an intimate insight into Putin's personal and professional lives, from his childhood under communism to his rise to power, his relations with four U.S. presidents and his surprising takes on U.S.-Russian relationships today.

Bethany Hamilton : unstoppable

November 6, 2019
[Los Angeles, CA] : Freestyle Digital Media, [2019]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bethany Hamilton, on-screen participant.
Title from disc label.
The story of surfer Bethany Hamilton, who at age thirteen was out surfing when she was attacked by a fifteen-foot tiger shark, a run-in that cost Hamilton her left arm. But not only did Hamilton survive the attack, she was back on the competitive surfing circuit less than a year later. More than a decade later, Hamilton, now a mother, undertakes her greatest challenge: chasing a toddler and the biggest wave of her career.

The rise of Jordan Peterson

November 6, 2019
[El Segundo , CA] : Gravitas Ventures, [2019]
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jordan Peterson.
Title from disc label.

Wild metropolis

October 24, 2019
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2019]
1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc label.
Residents -- Commuters -- Survivors.
Examine the world's most extraordinary wildlife living in the newest and fastest changing habitat on the planet - cities. The innovative three-part series features a diverse cast of animals that are adjusting to this new world better than predicted, not only applying their natural born skills and abilities to life in the city, but also making amazing physical or behavioral adaptations.

They are we

October 24, 2019
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring: Joe Allie, Lucy Amara, Baggie Kpanabum, Solomon Musa, Chief Mabudu Pokawa, Humberto Casonova, Alfredo Duquesne, Elvira Fumero, Yandrys Izquierdo, Magdelena Mora (Piyuya).
This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Ganga -- Banta -- Ancestors -- Village -- Reunion -- Welcome -- Rite.
They are we is the story of a remarkable reunion that takes place 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. In Central Cuba, proud members of the Gangá-Longobá, a small Afro-Cuban ethnic group, have kept their unique heritage alive. Incredibly, through decades of brutal enslavement, independence wars, and then the denying of all religions after the revolution, they have retained a collection of distinct songs and dances that one of their ancestors brought from Africa as a slave. Each December 17th they still perform them at the San Lazaro ceremony. After a chance discovery while working in West Africa, director Emma Christopher spent two years showing a film of the Gangá-Longobá songs and dances to several thousand people across Sierra Leone. Eventually, in an isolated village with no road access, one man looked at another in joy and wonder as he watched a recording of the Gangá-Longobá songs and said, "They are we!" Then the villagers joined in with others of the Gangá-Longobá songs, still recognizing them clearly despite all the years of separation. Returning to Cuba, Emma showed her findings to the Gangá-Longobá. "We are not so alone anymore", said one of their number, woodcarver and artist Alfredo Duquesne. Later he would say that knowing where he came from "is divine". In early 2013, after the law changed allowing them to freely leave Cuba, a trip was at last made to visit Sierra Leone. It turned into a remarkable celebration, a rare recognition of the tenacity and resolve of one young girl who once made the awful journey from Africa to Cuba, but never let her memories of home die. They are we tells the story of the Gangá-Longobá and of the village their ancestor called home. It is the story of how, just very occasionally, a family separated by the slave trade can reunite for the good of all.

David Crosby : remember my name

October 21, 2019
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
David Crosby, Jan Crosby, Cameron Crowe.
Special features: Asbury Park film festival Q&A with David Crosby and Cameron Crowe ; deleted and extended scenes ; extended interviews ; theatrical trailer.
A revealing and deeply personal documentary exploring the life and creative renaissance of music icon David Crosby. A cultural force for over fifty years, Crosby faced an uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, Crosby forged a new path at the age of 77. Seeking out younger musicians and recording a pair of critically-praised new albums, Crosby now sets out to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the 60’s. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often-challenging journey with humor and bite. This inspirational story, filled with music, will speak to loyal fans, and legions of new ones.

When we were kings

October 21, 2019
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Muhammad Ali, George Foreman.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
In 1974, Leon Gast traveled to Africa to film Zaire 74; a music festival planned to accompany the Rumble in the Jungle, Muhammad Ali's heavyweight championship fight against George Foreman. This documentary captures the charismatic boxer training for one of the toughest bouts of his career.

The proposal

October 18, 2019
[New York, NY] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2019]
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jill Magid, Federica Zanco.
Title from disc label.
Special features: audio commentary, video interview, theatrical trailer.
Luis Barragan is among the world's most celebrated architects of the twentieth century. Upon his death in 1988, much of his work was locked away in a Swiss bunker, hidden from the world's view. In an attempt to resurrect Barragan's life and art, boundary redefining artist Jill Magid creates a daring proposition that becomes a fascinating artwork in itself. A high-wire act of negotiation that explores how far an artist will go to democratize access to art.

Marianne & Leonard : words of love

October 18, 2019
Los Angeles, CA : Roadside Attractions LLC, [2019]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Helle Goldman, Richard Vick.
Title from disc label.
Some copies may be originally issued as DVD-R discs and may not be compatible with all players.
Nick Broomfield's most personal and romantic film of his storied career starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers, and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make form a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960's bohemia.

78/52 : Hitchcock's shower scene

October 18, 2019
Los Angeles, CA : Scream Factory, [2017]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Special features: extended interviews with Walter Murch & Guillermo del Toro; "Stabbing melons" with director Alexandre O. Phillipe; theatrical trailer.
"78 shots & 52 cuts that changed cinema forever"--Container.
Examines the famous shower scene from the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho, and its impact on the film industry in the years that followed.

Flint's deadly water

October 17, 2019
[Arlington, VA] : PBS, [2019]
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Host: Kayla Ruble, Jacob Carah, Abby Ellis , Sarah Childress
Title from disc label.
Exposing the deadly toll from the Flint water crisis. A two-year FRONTLINE investigation uncovers the roots and extent of a deadly Legionnaires' outbreak during the water crisis, and how officials failed to stop it.

This changes everything

October 16, 2019
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Taraji P. Henson, Reese Witherspoon, Cate Blanchett.
Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry.

The ice king

October 16, 2019
[New York, NY] : Film Movement, [2019]
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Performer, John Curry ; Narrator, Freddie Fox.
Title from disc label.
Based on the book "Alone: the triumph and tragedy of John Curry" by Bill Jones.
John Curry transformed ice-skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal. Toxic yet charming; rebellious yet elitist; emotionally aloof yet spectacularly needy; ferociously ambitious yet bent on self-destruction, this is a man forever on the run: from his father's ghost, his country, and even his own self.

Mike Wallace is here

October 15, 2019
[Los Angeles, CA] : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mike Wallace.
Wide screen.
Title from sell sheet.
Legendary newsman Mike Wallace unflinchingly interrogated the twentieth century's biggest figures in over 50 years on the air, and his aggressive reporting style and showmanship redefined what America came to expect from broadcasters. Unearthing decades of never-before-seen footage from the 60 Minutes vault, this documentary portrait explores what drove and plagued this restless reporter, whose storied career was entwined with the evolution of journalism itself.


October 4, 2019
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Special features: "Women Making Waves" ; An Evening with Maiden; Previews.
The true story of skipper Tracy Edwards and the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World race.


October 4, 2019
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
1 videodisc (76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Interviewees, George Howard Adams, Nadine Collier, Brien Gregorie.
Title from disc.
Bonus features: A conversation with Stephen Curry ; A conversation with Viola Davis and Mariska Hargitay.
National headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service in Charleston. South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, nine African Americans lay dead, leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members. From executive producers Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, and co-producer Mariska Hargitay.

Framing John Delorean

October 1, 2019
Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, [2019]
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alec Baldwin, Moreana Baccarin, Josh Charles, Dean Winters.
Special features: audio commentary ; deleted scenes.
Money, power, politics, drugs, scandal, and fast cars: the incredible story of John DeLorean is the stuff of a Hollywood screenwriter's dreams. But who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man. Interweaving archival footage with dramatic vignettes, loot at a man who gambled everything in pursuit of the American Dream.

Animal babies : first year on Earth / BBC Studios Natural History Unit production for PBS and BBC ; directors, James Hemming, Peter Lown, John Gray

October 1, 2019
[Arlington, VA] : PBS, [2019]
1 videodisc (approximately 165 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wide screen.
Originally broadcast on PBS.
First steps ; Testing limits ; New frontiers.
The first year of life is the toughest. Four cinematographers follow six iconic baby animals as they face the challenges of surviving their first year on Earth. For these animal babies, it is the story of what it takes to survive in the wild.

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

September 30, 2019
Cincinnati, OH : Sentimental Productions, a division of Delaney Communications, 2004-
videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Copies of Spring 2006 (Series 3) were reproduced in 2019.


September 30, 2019
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
In this delightful documentary about six amazing dogs and their heroic owners, legendary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human.

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