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Kent Mackenzie, Yvonne Williams, Homer Nish, Tommy Reynolds, Rico Rodriguez
Description: "The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare.
Call Number: 305.897 Exi
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 17, 2022
David Dufresne, Bertrand Faivre, Big World Pictures
Description: As anger and resentment grow in the face of social inequalities, many citizen-led protests are being repressed with ever-increasing violence. In this documentary, David Dufresne gathers a panel of citizens to question, exchange, and confront their views on the social order and the legitimacy of the use of force by the State.
Call Number: 363.20944 Mon
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 14, 2022
Rick Rosenthal, Kate Youngdahl, Katya Shirokow, Valerie Zavala, Wild Logic Film (Firm)
Description: Planet California is a celebration of California's wildlife and wild places, and their coexistence with the 40 million people who call it home. Best known for its beaches and Hollywood, California is a wellspring of biodiversity.
Call Number: 508.794 Pla
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 29, 2022
Li-Shin Yu, Susan Kim, Susan Bellows, James Q. Chan, Lea Salonga
Description: Discover how the 1900 outbreak of bubonic plague set off fear and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco.
Call Number: 616.9232 Pla
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 1, 2022
Alice Henry, Cindy Meehl, Marty Goldstein, Randie Shane, Jennifer Lenarz
Description: A pioneer of integrative medicine, veterinarian Dr. Marty Goldstein attracts four-legged patients from around the world, providing holistic treatments for animals after other vets have given up hope.
Call Number: 636.089 Dog
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 17, 2022
Ajoy Bose, Peter Compton, Reynold D'Silva, George Harrison, John Lennon
Description: Rare archival footage, recordings and photographs, eye-witness accounts, and expert comments along with location shoots across India, bring alive the fascinating journey of George, John, Paul, and Ringo from their high octane celebrity live in the West to a remote Himalayan ashram in search of spiritual bliss that inspires an unprecedented burst of creative songwriting. It is the first serious exploration of how India shaped the development of the greatest ever rock band and their pioneering role in bridging two vastly different cultures. Director Ajoy Bose was a teenage rebel in Calcutta in love with the Beatles when they came to India. His long mop and the psychedelic flowers painted on his shirt imitating the Fab Four led to fierce fights with his bureaucrat father. In an interesting quirk of fate half a century later as an established journalist and author, Bose was writing a book, Across the Universe to mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatle's historic trip to Rishikesh for the world's largest publishing house Penguin Random House.
Call Number: 781.66 Bea
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 1, 2022
Theodore Braun, Gustavo Dudamel, Greenwich Entertainment (Firm)
Description: When conductor Gustavo Dudamel's international tours are disrupted by deadly protests across his native Venezuela, one of the world's finest and most beloved musicians faces a daunting set of challenges to his commitment to the mentor who changed his life, to friends and musicians he's led since his teens, and to his belief in art's transformative capacity. The uplifting and timely new documentary from acclaimed director Ted Braun (Betting on Zero), follows Dudamel around the world as he responds to unexpected and imposing obstacles with stirring music-making that celebrates the power of art to renew and unite.
Call Number: 780.92 Viv
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 16, 2022
Łukasz Czajka, Strand Releasing (Firm)
Description: Jan and Antonina Zabinski, the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo in Poland, saved nearly 300 Jews during the Second World War. This is a poignant documentary that is an extraordinary true story about the humanitarian spirit, as exemplified by two people who, with enormous personal risk to themselves, faced the most challenging circumstances with bravery and decency. In 1965, Jan and Antonina Zabinski were recognized by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations.
Call Number: 940.5315 Of a
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 23, 2022
Vitaliĭ Manskiĭ, Icarus Films
Description: The documentary serves as a fascinating look at Putin in the earliest days of his presidency, when the seeds of his authoritarianism were already being sown. It also raises difficult questions about the role of Mansky himself. As a filmmaker who witnessed and, in some cases, shaped these events, is he in some way complicit?
Call Number: 947.086 Put
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 1, 2022
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The Exiles
Kent Mackenzie, Yvonne Williams, Homer Nish, Tommy Reynolds, Rico Rodriguez
305.897 Exi
The Beatles And India.
Ajoy Bose, Peter Compton, Reynold D'Silva, George Harrison, John Lennon
781.66 Bea
The Monopoly Of Violence
David Dufresne, Bertrand Faivre, Big World Pictures
363.20944 Mon
Viva Maestro
Theodore Braun, Gustavo Dudamel, Greenwich Entertainment (Firm)
780.92 Viv
Planet California
Rick Rosenthal, Kate Youngdahl, Katya Shirokow, Valerie Zavala, Wild Logic Film (Firm)
508.794 Pla
Of Animals And Men
Łukasz Czajka, Strand Releasing (Firm)
940.5315 Of a
Plague At The Golden Gate
Li-Shin Yu, Susan Kim, Susan Bellows, James Q. Chan, Lea Salonga
616.9232 Pla
Putin's Witnesses
Vitaliĭ Manskiĭ, Icarus Films
947.086 Put
The Dog Doc
Alice Henry, Cindy Meehl, Marty Goldstein, Randie Shane, Jennifer Lenarz
636.089 Dog