Arriving on April 17, just in time for a pre-Earth Day (April 22) purchase, Born to Be Wild takes you on a thrilling and emotionally intense journey into the wilds of Borneo and Kenya, where two dedicated women, Birute Galdikas and Daphne Sheldrick, respectively, have each established an animal 'orphanage' to care for baby elephants (on Borneo) and baby orangutans (in Kenya) whose mothers have been killed, most often by poachers. The adorable infant animals are handled in such a way that they can and will be returned to the wild, where they belong. Originally shown in IMAX 3D, this film, in any format, will reach out and grab your heartstrings. Read my review and, if you're so inclined, compare prices.
Arriving April 24, Crime After Crime represents quite a different quest for freedom. This is the compelling and dramatic documentary about Deborah Peagler, a woman who was tried and convicted for killing her sociopath husband, although he'd repeatedly beaten her senseless and forced her into prostitution. His abusive behavior was never revealed during her trial, and she was locked up for 26 years before it was brought to the attention of the court. A horrific case of injustice in which a woman was victimized twice. But her story has now been brought to light in a documentary film. Read my review and, if you're so inclined, compare prices.
(PHOTOS: 'Born To Be Wild' Poster Art, Courtesy of IMAX/Warner Bros.; 'Crime After Crime' Poster Art, Courtesy Oprah Winfrey's OWN).