February 20, 2013
We recently added “Bully” to the DBRL collection. The film played at the True/False Film Festival in 2012, and currently has a rating of 86% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
This is a character-driven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different facets of America’s bullying crisis, the stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. Documentary provides an intimate and often shocking glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices.
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info. DBRL also has the companion book in paperback or on audiobook cd.
March 5, 2012
We recently added The Interrupters to the DBRL collection. The film played at the 2011 True False Film Fest and currently has a rating of 99% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. The film’s director, Steve James, is also well known for the documentaries Reel Paradise and Hoop Dreams. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
The moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who, with bravado, humility, and even humor, try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. Shot over the course of a year, this documentary captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in America’s cities.
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.