April 8, 2013
We recently added “David Holzman’s Diary” to the DBRL collection. This film played at the True/False Film Festival in 2013, and currently has a rating of 100% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
In this 1967 faux-documentary, a man tries to put all of his life experiences on celluloid. His insistence upon poking his camera where it isn’t wanted results only in irritation, alienation, and a few bloody noses. As Holzman’s life (and his film) becomes harder to follow, the audience is liable to be as confused as David, especially if they make the mistake of taking this whole thing seriously. Filmed like cinema verite, it’s a well-disguised fiction about the deceptions of cinematic illusionism and the lies people tell themselves in order to live.
Check out a scene from the film or the film’s imdb page for more info.
September 19, 2011
We recently added An American Family: Anniversary Edition to the DBRL collection. This DVD is a two hour collection of memorable moments from the groundbreaking 1973 television series. The series has been getting a lot of attention this year with many PBS stations rebroadcasting the entire 12 hour series and HBO releasing the fictional movie Cinema Verite based on the series. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
On January 11, 1973, Americans stepped into the home of the Loud family of Santa Barbara, California. Chronicling the lives of its family members, the series made them household names. During the seven months that they lived in front of the camera, viewers watched dramatic life events unfold, including Pat asking for a separation from her husband Bill, and the bohemian New York lifestyle of their gay son, Lance. A 2-hour compilation of the most memorable and compelling moments of the series.
Check out the official film site for more info.