This documentary tells the story of the first all-female crew to participate in the grueling Whitbread round-the-world yacht race in 1989. Englishwoman Tracy Edwards skippers Maiden over nine months and 33,000 miles. With tons of footage from the time, current recollections from most of the team's members, and interviews with the male-dominated media and other yachtsmen, Maiden (2018, PG) is an exciting view into the women's incredible journey.
This documentary follows a couple who own and operate Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery in Champaign, Illinois. The couple were both academics in the field of soil science and decided to put all their knowledge to the test. They bought a plot of land surrounded by cash crop farmers' land and transformed it by way of practicing a more sustainable type of farming.
Throughout the film, they share with us their setbacks and successes as they plant an orchard, kitchen garden, and start raising goats. The main product of their farm and creamery is the variety of goat cheeses they produce, which have found a loyal following at the local farmer's market and at various Chicago restaurants. They have also started a tradition of summer farm to table dinners showcasing local produce.
It was educational and heartwarming to watch A Farmer's Road about a local business where they are promoting sustainable agriculture and small scale diversified farming.
In Pick of the Litter, follow a litter of five adorable Labrador puppies from birth through two years old on their incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. The whole family will delight in seeing the lively puppies, each with their unique personalities, go through their rigorous training. "Only the best will make the cut."
Experience the joy and sadness of the dedicated first time and experienced puppy raisers and trainers. Meet the blind individuals who hope to be matched with a guide dog companion.
If you enjoy Pick of the Litter, you might also be interested in the Japanese film, Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog. Here is additional information on the organization, Guide Dogs for the Blind, featured in the film.
Do you have kids in your family who love LEGOs? Are you, yourself an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGOs)? This Netflix documentary follows the creative development and build process of LEGO House in Denmark, also tying in some of the LEGO company's history. LEGO House was designed to offer visitors a LEGO experience like no other. After watching, you'll definitely want to add Billund, Denmark to your travel bucket list!
This documentary is available on Netflix via the library's Roku devices.
Children of the 80s and 90s, this show is especially for you! Full of nostalgia, fun facts, and original commercials, this 8-part (so far) documentary series details iconic toy brands including Star Wars, Barbie, Transformers, and more. Even though each episode features one brand, my favorite part was seeing the connections between brands throughout the series. Relive your childhood through The Toys That Made Us, available on Netflix via the library's Roku devices.
I think this is an important documentary for anyone with a political interest to see. U. S. Supreme Court Justice Bader Ginsburg's friendship with Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, despite their political oppositions, is something we can all learn from.
The stylistic change also especially makes far more sense and has far more meaning after watching the Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two. Experience a year in the life of not Lady Gaga, but Stefani Germonatta. It follows the year in which she was releasing Joanne up until her performance at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show. You will live, love, laugh, and cry with her up until the very end. Don't have a Netflix subscription? Watch for free using our roku.
Gotta Dance has inspired a Broadway musical. See if it inspires you.
Find a copy of Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead at the library—and then watch Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead 2 on Hoopla.
Experts in their fields share research on bioenergetics, quantum physics, reconnective healing, energy fields, the placebo effect, and other cutting edge scientific developments. The term miraculous is used loosely, but the spiritual aspects are never explored. Those interested in holistic health and alternative methods of healing owe it to themselves to watch this 83 minute documentary. Find additional resources on The Living Matrix website.
Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones reminded me of the historic night at Sun Records in 1956 when Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley had an impromptu jam session. No film footage exists, but most of the sound was recorded and released as The Million Dollar Quartet. This event spawned the musical, Million Dollar Quartet.
David’s wife Jackie is the “Queen of Versailles” and she is the quirky, stoic, and often over-the-top heart of the movie. Jackie married into money and has enjoyed it to the fullest, but in the face of an uncertain future she is resiliently planning how to cope if her life takes yet another dramatic turn.