StoryCorps’ original animated shorts series features some of our best-loved radio stories. Now they are available on DVD! The series includes conversations between a boy with Asperger’s syndrome and his mom; a feisty grandmother regaling her family with tales from her youth; two Brooklyn characters remembering how they fell in love and learned how to let go, and so much more. Plus bonus material from the animators!
We recently added When Strangers Click to the DBRL collection. The film was broadcast on HBO in February and is the latest film directed by Robert Kenner, who also directed War Letters and Food, Inc. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Finding love has never been easy. But it’s also never been easier. Online dating sites thrive on the promise that dates and mates are just a click away – but are they? A documentary about the way we woo in a wired world.
We recently added Rebirth to the DBRL collection. The film currently has a rating of 90% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
This videodisc follows the nearly ten-year transformation of five people whose lives were forever altered on September 11, 2001 and simultaneously tracks via time lapse photography the evolution of the space where the Twin Towers once rose. A moving portrait of how trauma and grief metamorphose into hope and rebuilding as the human spirit transcends the unthinkable over time.
Based on authentic historical records, this gives a chilling account of the disaster that befell one small town in Wisconsin in the 1890′s. Black River Falls seems gripped by a peculiar madness, and its weekly newspaper is full of bizarre stories of violent death and wildly eccentric behavior. As epidemics decimate the infant population and the local economy collapses, the townsfolk are haunted by ghosts, possessed by demons, and terrorized by a cocaine-snorting, window-smashing madwoman.
This month’s film is Paper Heart (2009, 88 min.). The film follows filmmaker Charlyne Yi as she embarks on a journey across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn’t fully understand…love. Along the way she meets the boy of her dreams and wonders if she will lose the one thing she never believed in. This film, also starring Michael Cera, Seth Rogan and Demetri Martin, won the Waldo Scott Screenwriting Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Watch the trailer for the film below: