Documentary Film Series


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.


September 10 — The Pixar Story

The story of the pioneering computer animation studio Pixar, featuring contributions from the studio’s bosses and a host of actors who have lent their voices to their creations, including Tom Hanks. Films such as `Toy Story’ and `A Bug’s Life’ have led to the studio becoming one of the most consistently successful, both critically and financially, of recent years.

(2017, Rated G, 1 hour 28 minutes)


October 8 — Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

A man tries to piece together cryptic messages left on tiles on streets across the U.S. and South America.

(2011, Unrated, 1 hour 27 minutes)


November 12 — The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Named “Video Game Player of the Century” in 1999, Billy Mitchell sets a record score in “Donkey Kong” that many felt would never be broken. In 2003 Steve Wiebe, who has recently lost his job, learns about the record, sets out to beat it and does. So both men embark on a cross-country battle for inclusion in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records as the supreme king of the electronic game.

(2007, Rated PG-13, 1 hour 19 minutes)


December 10 — Grizzly Man

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)


January 14 — Michael Jackson’s This is It

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)


February 11 — Catfish

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)

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