VIDEO ROOM

Video Room has been serving the Piedmont Avenue neighborhood since 1988. We carry a large selection of movies on DVD and have an ever growing Blu-ray library. We specialize in hard-to-find and obscure cult classics, TV shows, foreign cinema, and film noir, in addition to the latest new releases. Check out our large Directors section and offbeat categories that make us unique. Kids and dogs are welcome. Senior discounts available. We do same day reservations. Free parking.

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Sunday-Thurday, 12pm-8pm
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Monday, April 21, 2014

New Releases - April 22, 2014

DVDs:

Address, The [A Ken Burns Film] [In this PBS documentary, Burns follows a group of boys 11 to 17 with various learning disabilities in Putney, Vermont who have to learn to memorize the Gettysburg Address over a 3 month period. 2014. Unrated. 90 minutes.]

Big Bad Wolves [Chilling Jewish film noir serial killer thriller with 3 men on a collision course: the vengeful father of the most recent victim, a rogue cop trying to catch the killer outside the law, and the religious studies teacher suspect who was let loose on a technicality. Directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushadu. Starring Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzai Grad, and Ami Weinberg. 2013. Unrated. 110 minutes.]

Farewell to Fools, A [Dark war comedy Belgian-German-Romanian co-production about a small Nazi occupied village in Romania where a boy finds the body of a soldier. When the Nazis threaten to kill the town leaders if the killer is not found in a day, the leaders decide to convince the town fool (Gerard Depardieu) to confess and save their lives. Things do not go as planned. Harvey Keitel, Laura Morante, Bogdan Iancu, Adina Cartianu, Daniella Nane, and Gabriella Baluta also star.  Directed by Bogdan Dryer. 2013. Rated PG-13. 85 minutes.]

La Maison de la Radio [Nicolas Philibert (In the Land of the deaf) directed this vibrant documentary about Radio France, their equivalent of NPR and the BBC. Hosts, producers, and journalists are interviwed. 2013. Unrated. 99 minues.]

Trials of Muhammad Ali, The [This engrossing documentary not only covers the legal battle to overturn the famous boxer's 5 year prison sentence for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War, it also explores his controversial life outside sports as he becomes a Muslim, changes his name, and becomes a vocal advocate for equality and against the war.  Bill Siegel (Hoop Dreams, The Weather Underground) directed. Footage of Eamonn Andrews, David Susskind, George W. Bush, Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Gordon B. Davidson, Alberta Jones and many others is included along with new interviews.  2013. Unrated. 86 minutes.]

Notes by manager Steven Y. Mori.

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