Affectionate documentary 'Armstrong' leads this week's new releases

10 Jul 2019 in New Releases

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Described as being the definitive account of Neil Armstrong's life, this documentary aims to paint a detailed portrait of the first man to step foot on the moon. From his humble childhood in Ohio and his near-death experiences as a fighter pilot in the Korean war and during his training as a test pilot, Armstrong recounts the extraordinary life of a man who will forever be a lynchpin of human history. Narrated by Harrison Ford and using previously unseen home videos and archive tapes, this film brings us closer to the man behind the mission, delving into what made Neil Armstrong such a dedicated, passionate and successful astronaut.

New to Order on DVD

1985

New to our library is 1985, a rich and captivating period drama. Returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas, Adrian hopes to finally disclose his true self and his sexuality to his family. His parents' conservative and religious views, however, make this a difficult thing to do; his blunt father has narrow ideas of masculinity, while his caring mother urges for him to make amends with his high-school ex-girlfriend. This moving and intimate depiction of a young man's experience of the AIDS epidemic provides an accessible insight into the attitudes of the early 1980s and the emotional toll the disease took on individual lives.

Also New to Order on DVD

Tehran Taboo

A newly single mother and her mute son scraping together money to survive. A middle class woman with a seemingly idyllic family life guarding her secrets. A young musician and an engaged woman crossing the city trying to raise money for an illegal operation following a night spent together in a nightclub. The lives of these unlikely allies move together in unexpected ways in this provocative, sometimes graphic, but intelligent and insightful examination of Iranian society and the restrictions placed on its young people.

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