When perusing our DVD shelves, don't walk past the non-fiction section thinking that we only have a bunch of how-to videos. We carry a wide variety of DVDs and many are documentaries; short films whose purpose is to inform or accurately portray a subject. Topics can range from light-hearted to grim, but all provide interesting, thought-provoking stories. Next time you are looking for something new to watch, try a documentary.
Following are a few staff suggestions:
Exit Through the Gift Shop (DVD, 2010) A French shopkeeper and an amateur filmmaker locate and film Banksy, the infamous graffiti artist whose identity remains unconfirmed.
anything by Ken Burns
Art21 (PBS; not owned by the LCLS) -- Fantastic interviews with artists in the 21st century -- themed episodes can be watched online.