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August 2016 BOOKLIST
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The Art of the Steal. 101min. IFC, DVD, $24.98.
This title focuses on the battle to keep the Barnes Foundation’s one-of-a-kind art collection intact amid public and private bids for acquisition.
Blacking Up: Hip-Hop’s Remix of Race and Identity. 57min. California Newsreel, DVD, $49.95.
A film that explores the controversial issues surrounding white participation in hip-hop.
Budrus. 82min. Ro*Co, DVD, $95.
This is a triumphant chronicle of the citizens of Budrus, a village in the occupied Palestinian territories, and their nonviolent struggle to prevent the Israeli government from building a fence that would separate them from their ancestral homes and olive trees, a main source of their income.
Food, Inc. 91min. Magnolia, DVD, $19.98.
This documentary analyzes the effects of multinational corporations’ control of the international food chain.
Garbage Dreams. 79min. Cinema Guild, DVD, $295.
An incredible story of how an Egyptian community whose economy is based on collecting and recycling garbage adapts to the arrival of modern trash-collection companies.
Herb & Dorothy. 87min. New Video, DVD, $29.99.
Using solely their own salaries, a postal worker and a librarian select, collect, and ultimately donate one of the best modern-art collections in history.
Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture. 97min. Whitecap, DVD, $25.
By tracing Louis Sullivan’s life and work from the late-nineteenth to the early-twentieth century, this film emphasizes the ways Sullivan related architecture to nature and to social values in an effort to create a uniquely American architecture.
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman behind Little Women. 84min. Nancy Porter, DVD, $69.95.
A lively biography of an independent woman with ideas ahead of her time who supported her impoverished family by writing romantic fiction and creating some of the most beloved characters in American literature.
The Other Side of Immigration. 55min. Team Love, DVD, $19.99.
Individuals from the Mexican countryside tell their own stories about the reasons people leave Mexico and the effects immigration has on the families who remain behind.
Marwencol. 84min. Cinema Guild, DVD, $99.95.
Following a near-fatal beating, Mark Hogancamp rehabilitated himself by creating the incredibly detailed doll-size WWII-era town of Marwencol.
Sin by Silence. 49min. Women Make Movies, DVD, $159.
Courageous first-person accounts of the members of Convicted Women against Abuse as they confront their violent pasts.
Two Spirits. 52min. Cinema Guild, DVD, $350.
This title explores the contrast between the Navajo culture’s traditional acceptance of multigendered people and current gender bias through the story of hate-crime victim Fred Martinez.
Under Our Skin. 104min. Shadow, DVD, $85.
A probing analysis of the controversial long-term effects of Lyme disease and the medical profession’s response to it.
A Village Called Versailles. 54min. New Day, DVD, $95.
A Vietnamese American community fights for their section of New Orleans, known as Versailles, in the devastating aftermath of Katrina.
We Live in Public. 90min. Indiepix, DVD, $24.95.
A biography of 1990s web entrepreneur Josh Harris, whose experiments with 24/7 life on camera would foresee the social changes brought by social media and the web.
Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives. 132min. Oscilloscope Laboratories, DVD, $29.95.
Remastered from the original 35mm film in high definition, this documentary presents the candid thoughts and experiences of gay and lesbian people in the U.S. and the emerging gay rights movement of the 1970s. DVD extras include an update on the subjects of the film.
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