New 4-star DVDs
Here are four 4-star titles recently purchased by the Library.
Windsor Castle: A Royal Year chronicles a year in the life of the world's oldest working castle. "A must-see for Anglophiles and royal watchers" (Booklist).
John and Abigail Adams is based heavily on the extraordinary correspondence between the second President and his wife. "Combining fine on-location shooting, solid dramatic recreations...this is highly recommended." (Video Librarian).
History of Black Achievement in America uses dramatic recreations, archival footage, stills and artwork to produce "an outstanding eight-part series that brings much-needed balance, highlighting the exemplary contributions of African Americans to U.S. society and culture" (Video Librarian).)
Winter Soldier: Eighteen filmmakers -- including Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA), David Grubin (LBJ) -- shot and edited the panel discussions and interview footage into the little-seen 1972 documentary, which today serves as a timely reminder that headline-generating incidents such as the My Lai massacre or Abu Ghraib prison scandal are not isolated aberrations....Highly recommended." (Video Librarian)