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“20 Feet From Stardom” on October 22nd

September 17, 2014
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20feetfromstardomWednesday, October 22, 2014 • 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

The documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” (91 min.) focuses on the voices behind the greatest rock, pop and R&B hits of all time, but no one knows their names. Now, in this award-winning documentary, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, and more. (more…)


New DVD: “Birth of the Living Dead”

September 15, 2014


We recently added “Birth of the Living Dead” to the DBRL collection. The currently has a rating of 95% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers – policemen, iron workers, teachers, admen, housewives, and a roller-rink owner – to shoot a revolutionary guerrilla-style film that went on to become a cinematic landmark, offering a profound insight into how our society worked in a singular time in American history.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.


Docs Around Town: Sept. 12 – Sept. 18

September 11, 2014


September 15: “The Dog” 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at  Forum 8. (via)
September 17: “Glickman” 6:30 p.m. at Columbia Public Library, free. (via)
September 18: “Fat Sick and Nearly Dead 2” 7:30 p.m. at  Forum 8. (via)


New DVD: “The Unknown Known”

September 8, 2014


We recently added “The Known Unknown” to the DBRL collection. This film played at the True/False Film Festival in 2014, and currently has a rating of 84% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld discusses his career in Washington, D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.


One Read Film Events — September 2014

September 2, 2014

Daniel Boone Regional Library is sponsoring various films this month in conjunction with the One Read program. This year’s book is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown, which is a  is an uplifting and fast-paced Cinderella story.


The Rape of Europa” 
Friday, September 5, 2014 • 7-9:30 p.m.
106 Lefevre Hall, University of Missouri

As part of our exploration of the 1930s during this year’s One Read program, view this fascinating documentary which uses historic footage and interviews to tell the epic story of the destruction, theft and rescue of the great artworks of Europe during World War II. As Nazis loot and pillage, those dedicated to saving the art do everything in their power to protect it, including emptying the Louvre and evacuating the Hermitage. Directed by Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen and Nicole Newnham and narrated by Joan Allen. The film will be introduced by the Museum of Art and Archaeology’s director, Alex Barker.

monumentsmenMonuments Men” 
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 • 7 p.m.
William Woods University Library Auditorium

Based on a true story, this feature film follows a World War II platoon as they track down art stolen by the Nazis and return the masterpieces to their rightful owners. Following the film, Dr. Greg Smith, WWU associate professor of English and film, will lead a discussion about the movie and the University of Washington’s crew team’s experiences at the 1936 Berlin Olympic games, as recounted in this year’s One Read selection, “The Boys in the Boat.”


Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library – Friends Room

Before Bob Costas, there was Marty Glickman. A gifted Jewish-American athlete who was denied the chance to represent the U.S. at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he went on to become one of the most revered and influential sportscasters in history, pioneering many of the techniques, phrases and programming innovations that are commonplace in sports reporting today. This HBO documentary directed by James L. Freedman is a companion to our One Read book, “The Boys in the Boat,” a story of the U.S. crew team 1936 Olympics.


King of the Hill
Monday, September 22, 2014 • 5:30 p.m.
Ragtag Cinema, 10 Hitt St.

As part of One Read, enjoy a free screening of the historical drama “King of the Hill,” directed by Steven Soderbergh. This film, shot in St. Louis and set in the 1930s, Depression-era Midwest, contains echos of Joe Rantz, the central character of “The Boys in the Boat.” It follows a young boy as he struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him. (Rated PG-13, 103 min.)



New DVD: “Maidentrip”

August 25, 2014


We recently added “Maidentrip” to the DBRL collection. The film was shown last year at the Citizen Jane Film Festival and currently has a rating of 82% from audiences at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:

Fourteen-year-old Laura Dekker sets out, camera in hand, on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea.

Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.