2015 SCHEDULE OF LVCA DVD DONATION ACCESSIONS INTO THE HUGH STOUPPE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
WADJDA subtitled from Saudi Arabia suitable for family viewing live action feature color drama (Click Here) for review.
ERNEST & CELESTINE subtitled / dubbed in English from France / Belgium feature color animation Winner: Cesar, Best French Feature Animation excellent for primary-grade children (Click Here) for review
TOM AND HUCK United States 1995 live action feature dramedy starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro (Click Here) for review
THE BOOK THIEF filmed in Germany mostly in English starring Sophie Nelisse (Click Here) for review
(MONSIEUR LAZHAR) live action feature drama some subtitles
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL United States live action feature drama suitable for teens and adults (Click Here) for review
BLOOD BROTHER United States / India some subtitles, a little animation Mostly live action feature color documentary. Director: Steve Hoover (Pittsburgh native) Winner at Sundance. From the Three Rivers Film Festival. (Click Here) for review.
THE SEA OF GRASS United States Director: Elia Kazan
live action feature western drama with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn
Based on the novel by Pa. author Conrad Richter. Suitable for teens and adults. (Click Here) for review.
BRIGADOON United States live action color feature musical fantasy
starring Gene Kelly Music by Frederick Loewe. Director: Vincente Minnelli
suitable for family viewing. (Click Here) for review
THE BOXCAR CHILDREN From the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). feature color animation in English based on the children’s novel by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Excellent for elementary-grade children. (Click Here) for review.
DUNDERKLUMPEN from Sweden dubbed in English
Music byToots Thielemans. Color feature animation similar in format to MARY POPPINS (mixing live action and animation).
Great Midsummer Eve fun for preschoolers in particular. (Click Here) for review
FILL THE VOID from Israel subtitled live action color feature drama about fusing romance and religion Winner of numerous Ophir Awards (Israel’s Oscars). (Click Here) for review
THE JOHN WESLEY STORY short color animation biopic; with hour-long accompanying feature documentary combining live action film excerpts with animation Highly recommended for Methodists of all ages. Part of The Torchlighters series. (Click Here) for review
ELEANOR’S SECRET award-winning feature animation from France with optional subtitles or dubbed in English versions Outstanding film for primary grade children. A strong incentive for literacy. (Click Here) for review
SAVING MR. BANKS from the United States live action feature drama starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson
Walt and his nemesis battle over film rights to MARY POPPINS suitable for teens and adults (Click Here) for review
THE GABBY DOUGLAS STORY United States outstanding live action color feature sports teledrama
from the director of AMISH GRACE, Gregg Champion Highly recommended family viewing. Very inspiring. (Click Here) for review
NICKY’S FAMILY from the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom
live action feature documentary about vacationing British stockbroker Nicholas Winton and his rescue of more than 600 Jewish children from Czechoslovakia in 1939. One determined person can truly move a mountain. (Click Here) for review
BULLY recent color documentary from the United States addressing the aggravating problem of school bullying Geared to ages 16 and older due to fairly explicit violence and vile language (Click Here) for review
7 FACES OF DR. LAO based on the novel by Charles Finney This live action color feature fantasy showcases Academy Award-winning makeup by William Tuttle and a tour-de-force set of performances by Tony Randall as seven different characters Bonus Feature: a very tantalizing Barbara Eden. Suitable for teens and adults. Director: George Pal. (Click Here) for review.
A PLACE AT THE TABLE from the United States Hunger in America? You bet. Watch this excellent documentary and discover the extent of our nation’s problem and potential solutions. live action color feature documentary strongly recommended for middlers, teens, and adults
THE KINEMATOGRAPH from Poland short color animation drama dubbed in English Director: Tomek Baginski (CATHEDRAL; FALLEN ART) A searing film quite hard to forget, with an exceptionally mobile animation camera.
Also, the LVCA will be making a Christmas dvd special donation at year’s end. Its title will not be determined until after November balloting.
Keno Ken’s miscellaneous reviews for 2015 that could enter as a donation later