New Arrivals · DVDs—Documentaries

April 17, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

I am Evel Knievel [videorecording].

April 16, 2018
[New York, NY] : Virgil Films, [2015]
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Evel Knievel, Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Rodriguez, Kid Rock, Gui Fieri.
Title from disc.
Special features: Inspired by Evel; Evel Knievel lives on.
Evel. Not a name that will be forgotten. Not a man that will be forgotten. Hell, he wasn't a man, he was a daredevil. Evel was the original daredevil. He left behind a twisted wreck of a life and a story that can only be told at full speed, straight up, and with no flowery prose. Look back, and look inside. With a cast that includes those who were there, those who wanted to be Evel, and those who became who they are today because of one man.

Neat : the story of Bourbon

April 11, 2018
[Warren, New Jersey : Passion River], [2018]
1 videodisc (76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wide screen.
Originally produced in 2017.
It is a documentary that dives into the rich and storied world of bourbon. Exploring its colorful history, charismatic characters, and uniquely American process, the film is a celebration of the time, artistry, and relationships that make America's only native spirit.

Last men in Aleppo

April 5, 2018
[New York, New York] : Grasshopper Film, [2018]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Khaled Omar Harrah.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2017.
Title from disc label.
Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad's breathtaking work, a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage, follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization consisting of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives.

Boston : the documentary

April 4, 2018
[New York, New York]: First Run Features, [2017]
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Matt Damon.
Wide screen.
Bonus: WBZ world premiere show: interview with director and others at Boston's Wang Theatre.
The history of the Boston Marathon from its humble origins starting with only fifteen runners, to the first female runners, through the tragedy in 2013, and ultimately the triumph of 2014.

Where's daddy? : child support, injustice, and the African American man

April 4, 2018
Philadelphia, PA : Breaking Glass Pictures, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Special features: deleted scenes; Kimmel Center Premier: Q&A session; Kimmel Center Premier: audience reactions; original song from the documentary; trailers.
Originally produced as a documentary in 2017.
Addresses perspectives on the child support system and its specific effects and consequences for black families, with an emphasis on the experience of fathers as participants in the system. Examines legal challenges, social implications, cultural issues, and the emotional impact of navigating the child support system as an African American father.

Godard + Gorin : five films 1968-1971.

March 28, 2018
[United States] : Arrow Academy, 2018.
3 videodiscs (ca. 414 min.) : sound, color, with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Vladimir et Rosa: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin.
Vladimir et Rosa originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
British sounds originally released as documentary in 1970.
disc 1. Un film comme les autres [A film like no other] (100 min.) ; British sounds (aka: See you at Mao) (54 min.) -- disc 2. Le vent d'est [Wind from the East] (95 min.) ; Lotte in Italia (62 min.) -- disc 3. Vladimir et Rosa [ Vladimir and Rosa] (103 min.).
Vladimir et Rosa [Vladimir and Rosa]: A searing and satirical comic-reportage on the trial of the Chicago Eight, featuring Juliet Berto and Godard and Gorin themselves.

Up above my head I hear music in the air : remembering Cincinnati's gospel legends, a documentary

March 28, 2018
1 videodisc (approximately 65 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring: The Silvertone Gospel Singers, The Cincinnatians, Ray & Pete Shackleford & The Mighty Gospel Travelers, The Singing Mastermen, The Fabulous Christianaires, The Dynamic Golden Stars, The Dynamic Sons of God, Dr. Phil Brown with Gods Earth, Dec. Shep & Darlene Hilson, P. Ann Everson - Price & Friends, Sjiuana Byers & The Children of God, James McCray Ensemble.
"A Cincinnati legendary black gospel documentary from 1940's-2010, part #2"--Insert.
"A documentary on Cincinnati's legendary black gospel. As I see our gospel legends fade out, they are no longer in the minds of some of us and unknown to others. This music is far too important to just over look and let this era just disappear. Especially for those that have never heard this art to understand it's importance and how it helped shape the world in gospel. These Stella Award, Grammy Award winners and world travelers have represented Cincinnati throughout their journey and built Cincinnati's prominence in the world of gospel doing so. Therefore, I feel this era should be recorded, respected and recognized for all to see, enjoy and never be lost."--Container.

Strad style

March 27, 2018
[El Segundo, California] : Gravitas Ventures, [2018]
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Danny Houck, Razvan Stoica.
Wide screen.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
An unlikely and highly entertaining documentary about a rural Ohio hillbilly with an obsession for 'Stradivari' and all things violin, who, through the magic of social-media, convinces a famous European concert violinist that he can make a copy of one of the most famous and valuable violins in the world. Fighting time, poverty, and most of all, himself, Danny Houck puts everything on the line for one shot at glory. But really, can he actually make a violin that will look and sound good?


March 23, 2018
1 videodisc (approximately 96 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Wide screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.

First ladies revealed

March 23, 2018
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 184 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Debora Weston.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
Some used captivating style to boost diplomacy. Some offered compassionate calm in days of war. Some embraced the role they never expected to make a difference. And some seized the role they always dreamed of to blaze a trail.


March 23, 2018
Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Elena Benarroch, Miguel Bose, Liliana Felipe.
Wide screen (1.77:1).
Cover title.
The captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame.

The godfather of British blues ; The turning point

March 20, 2018
[Place of publication not identified] : Eagle Eye Media, ©2004.
1 videodisc (approximately 83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc surface.
As seen on the BBC.
The turning point: the earliest "rockumentary" of John Mayall and his musicians.

Vermeer, beyond time

March 20, 2018
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator, Steve Martin.
wide screen (16x9).
"The life and works of Johannes Vermeer"--Container.
The story explores the life and work of one of the most loved, influential, and well-known artists, Johannes Vermeer. Images from his paintings have become part of our collective imagination and are instantly recognizable. In the new feature documentary, French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Cottet adopts an imaginative and sensitive approach to his subject, focusing on not only his work, but also his family life, including his conversion to Catholicism.

The Grateful Dead movie

March 14, 2018
Los Angeles, CA : Grateful Dead Productions : Marketed by Shout! Factory LLC, 2012.
2 videodiscs (approximately 307 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jerry Garcia ; Grateful Dead.
Disc 1: The Grateful Dead Movie (132 min.) -- Commentary with Susan Crutcher and John Nutt, film editor -- Disc 2. Bonus songs: Uncle John's Band -- Sugaree -- The other one -- Spanish jam -- Mind left body jam -- The other one -- Scarlet begonias -- China cat sunflower -- I know you rider -- Dark star -- Weather report suite -- Visible lyrics option -- "A look back" documentary -- "Making of the animated sequence" documentary -- Making of the DVD documentary -- Television commercial for Mars Hotel album from 1974 -- Multicamera and multitrack audio demonstration -- Photo gallery.
Filmed at San Francisco's Winterland during their 1976 "Steal your face tour", the group performs 19 of their hits.

Small Faces : all or nothing, 1965-1968

March 14, 2018
[San Diego, Calif.] : Reelin' in the Years Productions : in association with Voyage Digital Media, 2010.
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, black and white and color sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Participants: Small Faces (Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, Kenney Jones).
Released straight-to-video in 2010.
Bonus features: The complete performances without the interviews, including four songs not seen in the film; the last filmed interview with Ronnie Lane (March 5, 1988); photo gallery, Olympic Studios, London 1967, by Eddie Kramer.
Performances. Whatcha gonna do about it -- I've got mine -- Sha la la la lee -- Plum Nellie/You need loving/Baby please don't go (Marquee Club) -- Hey girl -- All or nothing -- I can't make it -- My way of giving -- Talk to you -- Here come the nice -- Green circles -- Itchycoo park -- I'm only dreaming -- Tin soldier -- Lazy Sunday -- Ogden's nut gone flake -- Song of a baker -- Happiness Stan -- Rollin' over -- The hungry intruder -- The journey -- Mad John -- Happydaystoytown -- The universal.
"Small Faces were one of the most influential rock groups of the sixties. This first official retrospective features 27 complete performances filmed between 1965 and 1968, including nine songs from their legendary masterpiece Ogden's Nut Gone Flake. Archival interviews with Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, along with new interviews with Ian McLagen and Kenney Jones, tell the fascinating story of this underappreciated yet groundbreaking group."--Container.

Travel with kids. Florida

March 12, 2018
[United States] : Equator Creative Media, [2010]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
With the Roberts family.
Title from disc label.
Visit the sunshine state with this all encompassing travel guide from Travel with Kids. From Key West to Orlando and everything in between, come along as the Roberts family takes you on a wild Florida adventure beyond the theme parks. Sure, there are visits to Disneyworld, Wild Animal Kingdom, and more, takes you on a journey discovering manatees, alligators, rocket launches, and Caribbean pirates.

Travel with kids. New York

March 12, 2018
Los Angeles, CA : Distributed by PorchLight Home Entertainment, ©2008.
1 videodisc (46 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator: Jonathan Clays.
Special features: Trip planner with expanded information and videos on activities, accommodation and transportation, family travel tips and resources, language, craft, and recipes, bloopers reel.
Join the Roberts family as they discover fun and adventure on the streets of Manhattan.

Mysteries at the museum. Season 1.

March 12, 2018
[United States] : Travel Channel : Distributed by Gaiam Americas, Inc., [2011]
3 videodiscs (approximately 522 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
No credits provided.
Title from disc label.
Originally broadcast as individual episodes of the television program in 2010-2011.
Disc 1 : Vols. 1-4 -- Disc 2 : Vols. 5-8 -- Disc 3 : Vols. 9-12.
Each hour of 'Mysteries at the Museum' will take viewers on a captivating, revealing, and at times shocking tour of America's past, revisiting its most crucial events by reexamining what has been left behind. Season 1 tackles some of history's most enduring mysteries, tales that viewers will be intimately familiar with, and little known episodes that have never been told before on television. Includes all 12 episodes of Season 1.

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

March 8, 2018
Cincinnati, OH : Sentimental Productions, a division of Delaney Communications, 2004-
videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Faces places

March 2, 2018
New York, NY : Cohen Media Group, [2018]
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wide screen.
Originally produced in 2017.
Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

Free to rock : [how rock & roll brought down the Wall]

February 23, 2018
Pottstown, PA : MVD Visual, [2017]
2 videodiscs (56 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrator: Kiefer Sutherland ; participants: Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, The Beach Boys, Billy Joel, Elton John, Metallica, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Wide screen.
Bonus features: a 123 minute film called Rockin' the Kremlin: outtakes & original stories behind the making of Free to Rock.
The social history of how western rock music spread like a virus across the Iron Curtain, becoming the symbol of freedom under the Soviet regime. And how it helped end the Cold War.

Steve McQueen : American icon

February 19, 2018
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Greg Laurie, Barbara Minty McQueen, Stan Barrett and Mel Gibson; narrator, Gary Sinese.
Title from disc label.
Special features: Two extended inteviews with Mel Gibson and Barbara Minty McQueen; special message from Pastor Greg Laurie; behind the scenes look at the original Bullit car.
An avid fan of the actor, and owner of a replica of McQueen's car in the classic film Bullitt, Pastor Greg Laurie hits the road in his mint Mustang, traveling the country in search of the true, untold story of McQueen's redemption-filled final chapters.

Harold and Lillian : a Hollywood love story

February 16, 2018
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Featuring, Harold Michelson, Lillian Michelson, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola, Danny DeVito.
Special features: Deleted scenes; Lillian's life lessons; Harold's film school seminar : camera angle projection; Storyboarding "The graduate" (short film); U.S. theatrical trailer.
16x9 wide screen (1.78:1).
"Movie fans know the work of Harold and Lillian, even if they don’t recognize the names. Working largely uncredited in the Hollywood system, storyboard artist Harold and film researcher Lillian left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversation with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, this deeply engaging documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Daniel Raim offers both a moving portrait of a marriage and a celebration of the unknown talents that help the films we love."--Back cover.

Go, Tigers! [videorecording]

February 16, 2018
New York : Distributed by New Video, [2002]
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dave Irwin, Ellery Moore, Danny Studer.
Special features: Deleted scenes, interview with Chris Spielman, complete 1951 "Touchdown Town" archive news reel, "Where are they now" update with photos, Massillon Hall of Champions Gallery, previously unreleased Go Tigers! trailers, original music from Go Tigers! by Katrina Carlson, filmmaker biography.
Special features: Deleted scenes -- Interview with NFL football star and Massillon native Chris Spielman -- Complete 1951 "Touchdown town" archive news reel -- "Where are they now" update with exclusive photos -- Massillon Hall of Champions Gallery -- Previously unreleased "Go Tigers!: trailers -- Original music from "Go Tigers!" by Katrina Carlson -- Filmmaker biography -- Interactive menus -- Scene selection.
Welcome to Massillon, Ohio, where high school football is nothing short of religion. For the 33,000 people who live there, football is life--a veritable "cradle to grave" experience that begins in the maternity ward where coaches make visits to scout future linebackers, and ends in a customized football casket emblazoned with the Tigers mascot. On the heels of a losing year, the Tigers risk losing football in Massillon altogether, as an upcoming vote on a new tax levy is the only thing that will prevent massive budget cuts and the elimination of the football program.

I am Sam Kinison

February 16, 2018
New York, NY : Virgil Films, [2017]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Sam Kinison, Charlie Sheen, Corey Feldman, Joe Rogan, Bob Saget, Ted Nugent, Bill Burr, Bill Kinison.
Title from disc label.
16:9 wide screen.
The film looks at the over-the-top stand-up comedian that took the world by storm in the late '80s and early '90s before his tragic and untimely death.

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