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The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word "documentary" as “factual, realistic, based on real events or circumstances”. The Urbana Free Library has a singular collection of feature documentary films that are informative, humorous, and fascinating.
Among the library’s latest additions are two films that provide a unique international point-of-view.
If you’re looking for a fun free family activity this weekend within a couple hours drive of CU, discover sheepherding. It's a great spectator sport! The Land of Lincoln Border Collie Association is holding a Sheep Dog Trial at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois. (In the spirit of full disclosure, my husband and I are members of this club, as we own border collies that compete in this sport.) Read more about Border Collies and Sheepherding
Enjoy highlights from Ebertfest in the comfort of your home. While we can’t provide the ambience of the fine Virginia Theater, The Urbana Free Library has most of the festival films for you to check out.
Here’s a selection of some of the marvelous and varied documentary films featured at past Ebertfests. Double-click on the thumbnails for a larger snippet.
“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
If these words resonate with you, you’re not alone. The Star Trek movies and TV series are immensely popular, here in Urbana and all over the world. Read more about Trek On!