Posted by Staff.
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.
McConkey (2013) Visually arresting and entertaining documentary about a daring and defiant downhill skier.
Generation Iron (2013) Not nearly as good as Pumping Iron, but this is a good look at the current state of body building.
Blackfish (2013) A movie about a killer whale (orca) held in captivity that killed several people. The message: showing that you cannot always train live animals.
Beauty is Embarrassing (2012) Follows the art career of Wayne White, a puppeteer who first gained recognition through his work on Pee-Wee's Playhouse.
Until the Light Takes Us (2009) Tells the story of the Norwegian black metal music scene during the mid-90s - infamous as much for a series of murders and church arsons as it is for its unique musical and visual aethetics
The Gatekeepers (2012) A disturbing documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.