Films in Focus: Documentaries

Documentaries: These movies consist of factual records or reports of events that have happened in the past.

Blackfish (2013)

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. (DVD 599.5 BLA)

 

Free Solo (2018)

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan. (DVD 796.522 FRE)

 

I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. (DVD 323.1196 BAL)

 

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. (DVD 641.5 JIR)

 

The Overnighters (2014)

Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them. (DVD 363.59624 OVE)

 

RBG (2018)

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. (DVD 921 GINSBURG)

 

Super Size Me (2004)

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald’s food for one month. (DVD 647.95 SUP)

 

20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. (DVD 782 TWE)

 

Undefeated (2011)

Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field. (DVD 796.332 UND)

 

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers. (DVD 792.092 WON)

 

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