Doctober@the Pickford

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Cave of Forgotten Dreams DVD - 2011 759.01 CAVE OF Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 11 copies

Annotation:ENCORE - A breathtaking new documentary from the incomparable Werner Herzog, follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man.

Buck DVD - 2011 636.10835 BUCK Available in some locations

Annotation:ENCORE - A real-life 'horse-whisperer', Buck eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.

Tabloid DVD - 2011 364.153 TABLOID Available in some locations

Annotation:ENCORE - “This story about Joyce McKinney, a one-time beauty queen who found herself not once but twice at the center of outrageous, tabloid-friendly news stories, is another of Morris' alternately hilarious and disturbing inquiries into the slippery nature of truth.” - Salon

Lost Airmen of Buchenwald
Lost Airmen of Buchenwald DVD - 2011 940.638 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:ENCORE - A chronicle of the little-known story of Allied airmen imprisoned at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in the final months of World War II.

Shut up Little Man!
Shut up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure DVD - 2010

Annotation:JUST PLAIN WEIRD - Before the Jerky Boys it was a covert audio recording of two older drunken men living in a small flat in San Francisco, who spent their available free time yelling, screaming, hitting and generally abusing each other--and launched a generation of audio verite.

Happy DVD - 2012 152.42 HAPPY Available in some locations

Annotation:TAKE IT ON FAITH - Roko Belic (Genghis Blues) takes us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, to explore the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

Patagonia Rising
Patagonia Rising DVD - 2012 982.7 PATAGONI Available in some locations

Annotation:LANDSCAPE & MEMORY - Deep in the heart of Patagonia, Chile flow two of the world’s purest rivers, the Baker and Pascua. These free-flowing watersheds drive biodiversity in temperate rainforests, estuaries and marine ecosystems. What happens to the land and culture if they are dammed?

Back to the Garden
Back to the Garden Flower Power Comes Full Circle DVD - 2009 305.568 BACK.TO Available in some locations

Annotation:LANDSCAPE & MEMORY - Twenty years ago, Kevin Tomlinson visited a town in our geographical backyard—Tonasket—to profile a movement of back-to-the-land “hippies.” See what happens when he tracks them down two decades later.

Armadillo DVD - 2011 Danish 958.1047 ARMADILL Available in some locations

Annotation:THE POST 9/11 WORLD - Director Janus Metz’s award winning film follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2009. An intimate, visually stunning account of both the horror and growing cynicism of modern warfare.

Turtle The Incredible Journey DVD - 2011 597.92 TURTLE All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:FOR THE KIDS - Featuring remarkable underwater footage, follow the journey of one little loggerhead turtle as she makes a perilous and astonishing journey. Rated G for the kids.

Food Stamped
Food Stamped DVD - 2011 363.883 FOOD.STA Available in some locations

Annotation:FOOD & FARMING - Follow a couple as they attempt to live on a food stamp budget (about $3 per person, per day), and still eat healthy, well-balanced meals—and find out more about the challenges faced by the millions of people using their food stamps to finance three squares a day.

The Garden
The Garden DVD - 2009 333.32 GARDEN Available in some locations

Annotation:FOOD & FARMING - The South Central Farm was one of the largest urban gardens in the country, and remained so from 1994 until 2006, when it was sold and the farmers evicted. The farm and the fight to save it are the subject of this Oscar-nominated doc.

Bullied A Student, A School and A Case That Made History DVD - 2010 371.58 BULLIED Available in some locations

Annotation:HUMAN RIGHTS - Chronicles the powerful story of Jamie Nabozny, a student from Ashland, Wisconsin. Years of unrelenting bullying took its toll, but Jamie decided to stand up to his anti-gay tormentors with a federal lawsuit--and wins.

Black Power Mixtape
Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 DVD - 2011 305.800973 BLACK PO Available in some locations

Annotation:HUMAN RIGHTS - From 1967-1975, a group of Swedish journalists filmed such leaders of the Black Power movement as Bobby Seale, Angela Davis and Eldridge Cleaver. The 16mm cache of tapes was long forgotten, until Danny Glover helped bring them to the big screen.

Sleep Furiously
Sleep Furiously DVD - 2011 942.9 SLEEP FU Available in some locations

Annotation:EXPERIMENTAL - If not overtly experimental this is a challenging doc that moves like a poem, revealing a small farming community in Wales only 50 miles from Dylan Thomas’ fictional village of Llareggub. There are profound moments about the pre-mechanized world, slowly fading from our 21st century view.

Thunder Soul
Thunder Soul DVD - 2012 781.45 THUNDER Available in some locations

Annotation:WORLD OF MUSIC - In the early 1970s, Houstons’s Kashmere High School jazz band was transformed into a color-barrier-shattering, award-winning funk powerhouse with the help of their “Prof.” Thirty-five years later, some of the Prof’ss storied alumni return home to pay—and play—a tribute for their beloved teacher.

The Swell Season
The Swell Season DVD - 2011 782.42166 SWELL SE All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:WORLD OF MUSIC - They fell in love in the Academy Award-winning Once—and they fell in love in real life. Along the way, they recorded an album and embarked on a world tour. But a Hollywood ending may not be in store for Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova…

Everyday Sunshine
Everyday Sunshine The Story of Fishbone DVD - 2012 781.64 EVERYDAY Available in some locations

Annotation:WORLD OF MUSIC - Trace the career trajectory, in music and interviews, of the shoulda-been-big-time Fishbone, the punk/rock/ska hybrid that had a huge influence on such bands as No Doubt and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Co-director Chris Metzler will be on hand.

The Topp Twins
The Topp Twins Untouchable Girls DVD - 2011 781.642 TOPP TWI Available in some locations

Annotation:WORLD OF MUSIC - This is the exuberant story of Lynda and Jools Topp, the world’s only comedic, singing, yodeling lesbian twin sisters, who have changed New Zealand’s social landscape merely by being their entertaining selves.

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Each October, the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham hosts a month-long celebration of the best documentaries currently available for theatrical exhibition. Visit the Pickford Film Center website ( to find out what's screening in October 2012. Or make requests from this list of documentaries that were featured during Doctober 2011 and enjoy them from the comfort of your own home.

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