Today’s DVD donation? A filmmaker digs into the story behind a landmark Uruguayan film that went “Straight to VHS”

The DVD cover is much more lascivious than the documentary it contains, or the tepid movie that inspired it, and apparently a generation of South American filmmakers who saw it and thought, “I can do that.”

That’s what the Spanish language “Straight to VHS” is about, a cult film that made a mark far beyond its distribution.

And yes, I have to worry about DVD covers and movie subject matter in terms of donations these days, as Florida’s governor is a book banning homophobe, a Nazi who has found his “Jews” to campaign against.

Can’t have a library get in trouble for renting out material that the local brownshirts will use as an excuse to cut off their funding.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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