I love a good movie, and when the family’s hectic schedule finally slows down in the summer, there’s more time for catching on up on the films I missed seeing in the theater. Netflix is great, but the Hot DVD collection here at Kirkwood Public Library is my go-to source for movie night. (I realize I may be a bit biased!) In many cases, I can check out one of my most-anticipated films on DVD the same day it’s released. This summer, I’m looking forward to two movies in particular: The Zookeeper’s Wife, a World War II drama set in Poland; and The Lost City of Z, the fascinating true story of a mysterious lost Amazonian city.  Both are based on best-selling books of the same names. The Zookeeper’s Wife is expected on July 5, and The Lost City of Z is set to arrive on July 11. My calendar is marked!

Here are more films coming to home video this July:

Which ones are on your most-anticipated list?



Lisa Henry is the Director of Operations for the Kirkwood Public Library and is the chauffeur for two very athletic children. Her favorite authors include Anne Tyler, Pat Conroy and David Baldacci.