DVD Reviews

Of Fathers and Sons A rare opportunity to see how boys are immersed in violence and trained to become killers by a terrorist group. Shadow
Free Solo An intimately affecting nail-biter of a rock-climbing documentary. Questing
Far From the Tree Documentary about the challenges of raising difficult children. You
King in the Wilderness An extraordinary documentary on the last 18 months of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s selfless and harrowing spiritual journey. Justice
The King Documentary about the rise and decline of Elvis Presley as a metaphor for the rise and decline of America. Meaning
Fahrenheit 11/9 A powerful, even frightening, documentary on what's happening to America's democracy. Justice
Pick of the Litter A remarkably suspenseful account of the service dog training of five puppies. Kindness
Dark Money An expose of how political campaigns are being funded with little or no disclosure of where the money is coming from. Shadow
American Chaos Interviews with Trump supporters in the 2016 Presidential campaign that prove passion beats pragmatism. Listening
Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story An extraordinary documentary focusing on two women committed to helping abused elephants. Love
Won't You Be My Neighbor? An inspiring portrait that reveals how Mister Rogers showed children that they are loved and capable of loving. Love
Jane A soul-stirring cinematic tribute to Jane Goodall and her reverence for chimpanzees. Reverence
11/8/16 Thought-provoking documentary by 18 directors on the drama, the varied political talk of citizens, and the surprises of Election Day 2016. Meaning
Symphony for Our World A celebration of the beauty and diversity of the Earth with natural history footage combined with an original symphony composition. Wonder
Motherland An eye-opening documentary about the plight of poor women giving birth in the busiest maternity ward in the world. Nurturing
West of the Jordan River An Israeli director's look at the devastating fallout from the 50-year occupation of Palestine. Peace
Human Flow A meditative and visually stunning overview of the plight of refugees around the world. Compassion
Bill Nye: Science Guy An edifying glimpse into the life and work of a TV celebrity now passionately sounding the alarm about climate change. Questing
Dolores A deft and compelling documentary about one of America's premier Latino labor leaders and civil rights activists. Justice
Last Men in Aleppo An unflinching, grippingly realistic, and heart-rending documentary about the senseless carnage of war. Compassion
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