Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April DVD Spotlight: Biographical Films

The biographical film, or biopic, is one of the film industry's most tried-and-true genres.  From historical figures and star athletes to artists and entertainers, cinematic depictions of the lives of real people have continued to move and inspire us for over a century.  With classics like Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Queen Christina (1933), and more recent efforts like The Aviator (2004) and The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), we've got something for everyone.  If documentaries are more to your taste, check out Crumb (1994), director Terry Zwigoff's superb portrait of underground artist Robert Crumb.  Interested in the story of Elizabeth Ann Seton, the founder of the Sisters of Charity?  Check out the dramatic retelling of her life story, A Time for Miracles (1980).

Other featured titles include:

Ali (2001)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Elizabeth (1998)
Frida (2002)
Malcolm X (1992)
October Sky (1999)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
The Sea Inside (2004)

Check one out today!

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