September 5, 2015 | madame librarian
This month we're not reading, but watching. Check out these films.
SuperMensch [videodisc]: the legend of Shep Gordon. Recounts the career and times of talent manager and Hollywood insider Shep Gordon, told through interviews with Shep Gordon himself as well as Alice Cooper, Emeril Lagasse, Michael Douglas, Anne Murray and many of his other clients and friends. Mike Myers directed this film.
Birders [videodisc]: the Central Park effect. A look at the vast variety of wild birds which can be found in Manhattan's Central Park and the birdwatchers who flock to the park to see them.
Living is easy with eyes closed [videodisc]. Spain, 1966: Antonio is a teacher and a Beatles fan, facets he combines by getting his pupils to recite the lyrics from Help in English class. When he learns that his idol John Lennon is making a film in Almeria, he resolves to meet him. On the journey he picks up two young runaways: Bethlehem, a pregnant girl fleeing a convent, and Juanjo, a boy escaping a dictatorial father.
Under the boardwalk [videodisc]: the Monopoly story. Stories about the board game Monopoly, those who play it, and five players' journey to the Monopoly World Championship.
The girls in the band [videodisc]. This award-winning documentary film tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, history-making journeys from the late '30s to the present day.