Fourteen new titles were added recently to the DVD collection of the Hudson Area Library, thanks to the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. The additions focus on documentaries about art, artists, and the art world. These titles were carefully selected by the Library staff to reflect their patrons’ growing interest in this media and genre.The Friends of the Hudson Area Library is an advocacy and support group dedicated to increasing public awareness, literacy and services for the Library.
The new titles include “Waste Land”, the award-winning documentary by Lucy Walker; “Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis”, a documentary about the revolutionary artist Jack Smith; “The Cats of Mirikitani”, an intimate exploration of New York artist Jimmy Mirikitani; “Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow”; “Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present”; the award winning dance documentary “First Position”; “Exit By the Gift Shop”, a film by street artist Bansky; “The Woodmans”, a film about American photographer Francesca Woodman; “Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides”, about the British artist who creates intricate and ephemeral sculptures from nature; “Joan Mitchell: Portrait of An Abstract Painter”; “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress, and the Tangerine”, a journey inside the world of a legend of modern art and an icon of feminism; “War Dance”, a superb documentary that reveals the redemptive power of music, even in the most horrific places; “How To Draw A Bunny”, the documentary about artist Ray Johnson and his signature cartoon rabbit; and “Manufactured Landscapes”, a striking documentary on the world and work of renowned photographer Ed Burtynsky.
All titles are available at the Hudson Area Library or can be requested online at http://gigcat.midhudson.org/. Each DVD can be borrowed for up to seven days, completely free of charge with a library card from any library in the Mid-Hudson Library System.