DVD Reviews

Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins Thought-provoking documentary on the journalist whose humor challenged government incompetence and social injustices. Vision
Honeyland A heart-stirring eco-documentary about a nurturing female beekeeper in Macedonia. Nurturing
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Enlightening and wide-ranging documentary on the life and work of the great African-American writer. Imagination
Echo in the Canyon The story of a Los Angeles neighborhood that produced some of the best music of the 1960s. Imagination
Hesburgh Fascinating documentary about a religious leader who was a master of human relations. Teachers
The Gospel of Eureka A gently moving portrait of a town standing at the crossroads of faith and freedom. Faith
Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story Top-drawer documentary on the African-American mystic, pastor, and spiritual mentor to leaders in the civil rights movement. Justice
The Biggest Little Farm The hopeful story of a natural farm built on biodiversity and a recognition of interconnections, impermanence, and transformation. Transformation
The Brink Portrait of political operative Steve Bannon who presents himself as a rough rider on the right side of history. Shadow
The River and the Wall A remarkable documentary that gives us hope that young people documenting the consequences of a border wall will make a difference. Hope
Amazing Grace An unearthed and restored musical time capsule showcasing a legendary artist in her prime. Imagination
A Whale of a Tale A Japanese documentary that returns to the small town featured in The Cove to record the continuing controversy over the killing of dolphins. Listening
Tea with the Dames Entertaining conversations among four grand Dames of the English theatre and film scene about their public and private lives. You
Apollo 11 A well-done documentary about the American space mission that made astronaut Neil Armstrong the first human on the moon. Questing
Every Act of Life A love letter to a well-lived life in the theater. Imagination
Moynihan The life and accomplishments of a bold creative spirit in American politics. Justice
Love, Gilda Informative and emotionally touching documentary about the beloved comedian. You
Mantra: Sounds into Silence An edifying and inspirational documentary about the global phenomenon of kirtan music. Devotion
Almost Sunrise A profound and hopeful documentary about the challenges faced by soldiers returning from war. Shadow
The World Before Your Feet Fascinating documentary about a zealot, the turf he loves, and his gift of wonder. Wonder
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