Join the Library the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. for a new documentary film series! Take advantage of stadium seating, new HD projection, and free popcorn in the Library’s auditorium. For trailers and ratings, visit the Library’s website.
Pieced together from Timothy Treadwell’s actual video footage, Werner Herzog’s remarkable documentary examines the calling that drove Treadwell to live among a tribe of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. A devoted conservationist with a passion for adventure, Timothy believed he had bridged the gap between human and beast. When one of the bears he loved and protected tragically turns on him, the footage he shot serves as a window into our understanding of nature and its grim realities.
(2005, Rated R, 1 hour 44 minutes)
Months before King of Pop Michael Jackson was set to stage a spectacular comeback at London’s O2 arena, he died suddenly, under tragic circumstances. This documentary, directed by the man who was set to choreograph the highly anticipated gigs, offers a look at preparations for the shows and provides a revealing portrait of the man behind the controversy.
(2009, Rated PG, 1 hour 52 minutes)
When Nev Shulman, a New York photographer, receives a Facebook request from a child named Abby, he cannot guess the unusual odyssey on which he will soon embark. Abby sends Nev an unusually skilled painting based on one of his photos. Intrigued, he begins online relationships with the rest of Abby’s family, including her older sister, Megan. Though troubling inconsistencies soon emerge, Nev continues his online flirtation with Megan, resulting in a road trip to meet her in person.
(2010, Rated PG-13, 1 hour 34 minutes)