January 14, 2013
We recently added “The Imposter” to the DBRL collection. The film played at the True/False Film Festival in 2012, and currently has a rating of 96% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
In 1994, a thirteen-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three-and-a-half years later, he is found alive and well thousands of miles away in Spain. He tells a story of kidnap and torture when he returns. While his family is excited to bring him home, all is not quite as it seems. Is the boy really who he claims to be, or is he an imposter giving the family false hope for their child’s return?
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.
September 24, 2012
Prison can be the end of the road for some inmates, but for others prison life can be a transforming experience. These three docs are centered around different prison programs to help inmates to be productive and ready to enter life outside prison walls.
“Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo”
Directed by Bradley Beesley, this doc focuses on a special program of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary where inmates get to participate in a rodeo. The women in the film have unique stories that unfold as they train to compete in the rodeo.
“Shakespeare behind bars”
The Shakespeare Behind Bars Program at Kentucky’s Luther Luckett Correctional Complex lets inmates participate in The Tempest. The themes of the play weigh heavy on the participants as they rehearse their lines and think about the crimes that they have committed.
The maximum security prison at Angola, Louisiana has a program where inmates can apply to provide hospice care for dying inmates. As they care for other inmates, often older than themselves, they take a glimpse into their future and look back at the life they’ve lived.
March 7, 2011
We recently added The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia to the DBRL collection. The movie played at Ragtag last year with soundtrack composer and former Columbia resident Deke Dickerson in attendance. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
A shocking and outlandish year-in-the-life documentary about the White Family of Boone County, West Virginia’s most notorious extended family, with shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing, drug dealing and using, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing. Nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains, the White family glorifies their criminal behavior and lives an existence more like something from the Wild West than modern-day America.
Check out the official movie site for more info.