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VL Review The Invisible Heart

VIDEO LIBRARIAN The Invisible Heart  May/June 2019 May/June 2019 (Volume 34, Issue 3) The Invisible Heart (2018) 80 min. DVD: $29.99: individuals; $325: institutions. DRA. Outcast Films. PPR. Closed captioned. Reviewer rating: 3.5/4 Does private sector investment help solve society’s ills, or just make things much worse? That is the question at the center of […]

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Booklist Review Untold Tales

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin. First published March 26, 2018 (Booklist Online) In the 1970s, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a column called “Tales of the City,” a fictionalized account of a young woman arriving in the city and drawn into the counterculture scene. The author was Armistead Maupin, raised in the conservative South and coming […]

Booklist Review Shored Up

Booklist Review First published October 14, 2014 (Booklist Online). Shored Up Sandy beaches and beautiful ocean views are the dreams of many. But dreams can become nightmares when severe weather, eroding sand, and rising water levels decimate the shoreline. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy tore through the East Coast, wiping out neighborhoods and scattering possessions. Interviewed […]


Video Librarian November/December 2014  (Volume 29, Issue 6) Shored Up Highly Recommended Closed captioned. Reviewer rating: 3.0/4 Filmmaker Ben Kalina explores the continuing debate over the government’s stance regarding erosion of coastal regions that are also popular residential sites. The problem is brought home by extensive footage of areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, but […]


EMRO Reviewed by Tom Ipri, Drexel University Highly Recommended  Shored Up Ecology, Environmentalism, Global Warming Date Entered: 3/2/2015 Focusing mainly on the New Jersey and North Carolina shore lines, Shored Up examines the troubled relationship between nature and those who want to build beach homes and communities. Taking Hurricane Sandy as a starting point, Ben […]

EMRO Review: Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (The)

EMRO The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin February 2018 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Early in this film, author Armistead Maupin asserts that he is not a gay writer, but rather a writer who is gay. But it’s quickly evident from the film that his personal story encompasses many of the plot arcs of the larger story of […]

Video Librarian Review: Remittance

VIDEO LIBRARIAN Remittance  February/March 2018 Filmmakers Patrick Daly and Joel Fendelman examine the global plight of migrant workers by telling the unhappy story of Marie (Angela Barotia), a Filipina wife and mother who leaves her husband, sons, and daughter for a job as a housekeeper to a well-to-do Singapore family so that she can send […]

Video Librarian Review: By Blood

VIDEO LIBRARIAN By Blood  February/March 2018 Co-directors Marcus Barberry and Sam Russell tell the story of the “freedmen”—African Americans who trace their lineage to freed slaves who became members of various tribes, including the Seminole and Cherokee Nation—in this troubling documentary. The filmmakers focus their inquiry specifically on Oklahoma, where Jon Velie—an attorney who majored […]

Booklist Review: All Eyes and Ears

BOOKLIST REVIEW March 2017 All Eyes and Ears “The relationship between China and the U.S. is often fraught over disagreements on human rights and other issues. This insightful program follows former U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman as he relocates his family, including adopted daughter Gracie Mei, to China. Huntsman and family visit far- reaching […]