Staff Picks: Movies

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.

Biographies Galore

Our film collection offers a wide variety of educational and documentary portraits of many fascinating and noteworthy individuals whose contributions, in most cases, left a significant mark on the historical record. Whether you’re a history buff or a student looking to supplement print resources, don’t forget to browse our biographical works. Over the years we’ve blended artsy documentaries like The Fog of War, I’m Still Here, Man on Wire, Tarnation, and In the Realms of the Unreal: The Mystery of Henry Darger with PBS portraits of Ansel Adams, Mark Twain, Ronald Reagan, Frida Khalo,Woody Gutherie, Walt Whitman, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Here’s a sampling of some of the persons you may want to learn more about:

Politics

George H.W. Bush
Che Guevara
Emma Goldman
John and Abigail Adams
Robert E. Lee

Musicians 
Keith Richards
John Lennon
Bob Dylan
Igor Stravinsky
Bono
Gram Parsons

Artists
Andy Goldsworthy
Robert Motherwell
Frank Lloyd Wright
Charles and Ray Eames
Alice Neel

Writers
Margaret Mitchell
Allen Ginsberg

Oddballs and Miscellaneous
Winnebago Man
Sister Aimee
Salesman
Buck
The Fab Five
Pat Tillman

Movie

Fog of war

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