Notable Videos for Adults

About the Notable Videos for Adults
Notable Videos for Adults is a list of 15 outstanding programs released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults.

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2015 Selection(s)

Los Angeles Plays Itself

(2014) 169 minutes. Cinema Guild. Available from and various distributors. Los Angeles’ imprint upon the American imagination is examined in this video essay of the city as character and subject in motion pictures.

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

(2012) 107 minutes. Docurama. Available from various distributors. The serial sexual abuse of hundreds of deaf students by a Milwaukee priest exposes patterns of secrecy and denial within the Catholic church hierarchy.

Particle Fever

(2012) 99 minutes. Ro*co Films Educational. Available from An international team of physicists work to complete the Large Hadron Collider to prove the existence of the Higgs boson particle.

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

(2013) 92 minutes. First Run Features. Available from and various distributors. Expands the history of photographic arts by exploring African American personal identity and representation through family portraits and albums.

Who is Dayani Cristal?

(2013) 85 minutes. Kino Lorber. Available from and various distributors. Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal traces the tragic journey of an illegal immigrant from his Central American village to the Arizona desert.