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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Documentaries of Distinction: Summer 2013

Posted by Staff.  

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.  For more suggestions, jump over to our Pinterest board dedicated to staff recommendations.

Darkon (2006).  Chronicles a group of people who escape everyday life through LARPing (Live Action Role Play).  Full of epic battles... with foam weapons.

Searching For Sugar Man (2012).  The search for a lost and forgotten folk singer who has no idea his song was the anthem of a revolution in South Africa.

Queen of Versailles (2012).  A story of excess.   A multimillionaire begins to build a $100 million home, but construction is cut short after the crush of 2008.

The Imposter (2012).  The family of a missing boy will believe a complete stranger who claims to be their lost son.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011).   A look at the master chef and his craft.  The elderly Jiro's retirement is imminent and he must prep his son to fill his shoes.

You're Gonna Miss Me (2005).  The story of psychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson, his rise to fame with his band the 13th Floor Elevators, and his eventual fall into poverty and filth.

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