This DVD documents country superstar Glen Campbell’s final cross country farewell tour before he completely succumbed to his Stage 4 Alzheimer’s diagnosis. This bittersweet documentary is at times heart wrenching, funny, nostalgic, and frightening. If one word to describe this film might be used to summed up this herculean effort it could be “brave.” He played 151 shows over a period of a year and a half, and was still rocking to the end. (Submitted by MB).
What We Do in the Shadows is a spoof mockumentary following the everyday life of four flatmates in New Zealand, who also happen to be vampires. One of the stars is Jemaine Clement (as Vladislav) from the popular TV comedy series Flight of the Conchords. They discuss how they manage to “blend in” with humans and what the main problems with humans are. We follow them as they prepare and go out for a night on the town, and we find out how they joke around and what they find humorous, etc. I particularly enjoyed the individual secret interviews where they complain about each other. Don’t miss watching the extras either as they are a series of hilarious skits about everyday events. (Submitted by Melanie).
Sixto Rodriguez failed as a young singer in the early 1970s, but managed to scrape by making a living for the next 40 years working as a day labourer in Detroit. Unbeknownst to him, he had been and still was a Superstar in South Africa. Watch the unbelievable story unfold as the documentarians try to trace how he died and their shocking subsequent discoveries. Witness his triumphant sold-out concert in South Africa and finally his return home. Truly life is sometimes stranger than fiction! ( Submitted by Melanie)
In Japan, there are hundreds of sushi restaurants, but among them only one has a world renowned rating of 3 Michelin Stars. Jiro is well advanced in years, and in his dedication, he is still striving for perfect sushi. In a world where sushi has become common place, discover the lengths that Jiro and his two sons have gone to recreate sushi and stand above all other restaurants. I love sushi and this movie has given me a new appreciation of this food as an art form. One thing is certain, I will now add this place to my bucket list of a ‘once in a life time experience’. (submitted by Sarah)