The top new streaming video picks available from OverDrive this month
(Ed. Note: All titles mentioned in this post can be viewed here.)
By: Rachel Woods, Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive
Greetings and salutations! We’re back with another post about that subject which is near and dear to our hearts: streaming video. We got some great titles in this month (including some fabulous foreign language films!) so I’m going to skip the chit chat and get right to our top picks!
- Bela Fleck: How to Write a Banjo Concerto is the title I’m most excited about. I’ve seen Bela Fleck perform his concerto with the magnificent Cleveland Orchestra and it was astounding. This doc is the behind-the-scenes look into the creation of his concerto for banjo.
- Birth of the Living Dead is for you horror junkies. This doc about the cult classic includes interviews with creator George A. Romero and actors from the film, among others.
- 21st Century Medicine is part of the Scientific American Frontiers series by PBS and hosted by Alan Alda. There are several episodes available.
- Yellow Stars of Tolerance documents a project to preserve yellow stars that were painted on synagogue walls in Normandy, France during the Holocaust. The intent of preserving them is to serve as a testament to that terrible chapter of history and as a reminder of the dangers of intolerance.
- Monkey King: Hero is Back is a 2015 animated feature about the legendary Monkey King, voiced by Jackie Chan.
- Teddy Bear is the winner of the Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. It was filmed in Danish, English, and Thai with English subtitles. A painfully shy bodybuilder decides to escape his overbearing mother and travel to Thailand to find love.
- Antonia’s Line is the 1996 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award Winner. It was filmed in Dutch with English subtitles. A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.
- I Am Evel Knievel includes archival footage of Knievel’s famous stunts as well as interviews with his family and friends and celebs like Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Rodriguez, and Kid Rock.
- Origins examines what impact the meteoric increase of technology is having on our environment and suggest ways that humans, technology, and nature can coexist.
Lots of titles to expand your mind and touch your heart. Go forth and stream!