Gerald A. Notaro

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King of Stage: The Woodie King Jr. Story; The Star Maker

Like all great stories, they are best when told by those who lived them. An essential addition for all collections.

The Process

A valuable addition to acting, directing, and general theater collections; an entertaining film for all libraries.

Love, Gilda

A genuine, intimate, and informative production on the all-too-short life of a comic genius. [See Trailers, LJ 12/18.]

The Rest I Make Up

It is high time for The Rest I Make Up. [Fornés died this past October.—Ed.]

95 and 6 to Go

A tender and gentle examination of a man nearing the end of his days, full of humor and small moments about loss, family, romance, and the will to survive. Recommended.

Cradle Will Rock

A worthwhile and timely comment on censorship and government's attempts to silence criticism.

That Summer

The lost footage is revealing and interesting, though not nearly as intimate and searing as the classic Grey Gardens documentary. Beard comments nostalgically, "Everything was perfect that year." Everything is, when you are young, privileged, rich, good looking, and interesting.

Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey

Doris Day is reason enough to take this Sentimental Journey.

Ex Libris—The New York Public Library

The three-plus-hour length might be a chore for some viewers, but any ten minutes of this film is time well spent. Among the top 15 candidates for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this is a welcome and refreshing addition to any library shelf.

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