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Peter D. Oxley, David McNab, Anika Pilnei, Chris MacPherson, PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: The final week of Jesus's life, known as Holy Week, stands at the very center of Christianity.
Call Number: 232.96 Las
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 13, 2017
Marc Levin, Daphne Pinkerson, Films Media Group, HBO Documentary Films, Blowback Productions
Description: Acclaimed filmmaker Marc Levin explores the effects of hyper-gentrification and rising economic disparity in the NYC neighborhood of West Chelsea. On one side of the intersection of 10th Ave. and 26th St. sits Avenues: The World School, an elite, state-of-the art private school (pre-K through 12th grade) with a $40,000 plus per year price tag. On the other side sits the Elliott-Chelsea public-housing projects, home to thousands of underemployed and underserved residents living mostly below the poverty line. Through the stories of young people from both sides of the street, we learn what it is like to live here, in the shadow of The High Line, a celebrated elevated park that has spawned skyrocketing property values that are among the highest in the city. As we see, the juxtaposition of "haves and have-nots" in West Chelsea underscores a growing problem in many urban meccas around the country, as low-income residents are feeling the pressure of new money and luxury living that may eventually force them to move out of the very neighborhoods where they were born and raised.
Call Number: 379.26 Cla
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 13, 2017
Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg, Jake Abraham, Jameka Autry, Keiko Deguchi
Description: Recounts the dramatic story of the April 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon through the experiences of individuals whose lives were affected. Ranging from the events of the day to the death-penalty sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the film features surveillance footage, news clips, home movies and exclusive interviews with survivors and their families, as well as first responders, investigators, government officials and reporters from the Boston Globe.
Call Number: 363.325 Mar
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Andrew Cohn, Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm)
Description: Indianapolis has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. For adult learners, Greg, Melissa, and Shynika, finally earning their high school diplomas could be a life-changing achievement. Andrew Cohn's absorbing documentary observes their individual pursuits, and the broader systemic roadblocks faced by many low income Americans.
Call Number: 374.973 Nig
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 28, 2017
Llewellyn Smith, Kelly Thomson, Joe Morton, Robert Kirwan, Vicente Franco
Description: In 2014, to reduce costs, city officials changed the source of Flint, Michigan's drinking water supply and as a result subjected its population to dangerous levels of lead contamination. This program looks at the logistics of the Flint water crisis and exposes vulnerabilities that exist in water systems throughout the county.
Call Number: 363.7394 Poi
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 13, 2017
Rick Young, Emma Schwartz, Fritz Kramer, Laura Sullivan, Daniel Sheire
Description: Looks into reasons why despite billions of dollars going into subsidized housing for the poor, many in need experience difficulty acquiring adequate housing. Explores racial inequality in the housing market.
Call Number: 363.582 Pov
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 13, 2017
Brian Leith, Roy Conli, Philip Chapman, David Fowler, Lu Chuan
Description: Venturing into the wilds of China, it captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.
Call Number: 591.50951 Bor
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 28, 2017
Terri Randall, s, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: NOVA captures New Horizons' historic flyby of Pluto, the culmination of the spacecraft's nine-year, three-billion-mile journey to reveal the first ever detailed images of this strange and icy world at the very edge of our solar system.
Call Number: 523.4922 Cha
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 28, 2017
Stella Cha, Chun Wei-Yi, Joel Sartore, Erin Harvey, Matthew Aeberhard
Description: Renowned photographer Joel Sartore takes us on a journey of the world's rarest and most at-risk mammals, fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles and insects.
Call Number: 591.68 Rar
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 8, 2017
Tanner Shinnick, John Meier, Aaron Egbert Allsop, Janessa Hall, Tracy Pearson
Description: Two sixteen-year-old girls compete to be the national champion of llama showing. The only thing that stands in their way of the title is each other.
Call Number: 636.2966 Lla
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 13, 2017
Shelley Lee Davies, Or Shlomi, Christopher Hird, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell B. Esselstyn
Description: The story of three men's life-long search for a diet, which is good for our health, good for the environment and good for the future of the planet ... With the help of some innovative farmers and chefs, [this film] shows how the problems we face today can be solved without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves.
Call Number: 613.262 Pla
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 8, 2017
Paul Greenberg, David Fanning, Neil Docherty, Sarah Spinks, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: Journalist and author Paul Greenberg (Four Fish; American Catch) spends a year eating only fish. From farmed fish in Norway to the biggest wild fishery in the world off Peru, he travels to investigate the health of the ocean, as well as his own.
Call Number: 641.392 Fis
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 28, 2017
Cina Alexander, Al Reinert, John Aldrich, Tim Barksdale, Pascal Rioult
Description: Naturalist and nineteenth century painter, John James Audubon was one of the most remarkable men of early America. The program brings to life his timeless paintings with dazzling footage of the living birds he immortalized, and celebrates visually the natural world he described in his writings. Interviews reveal the man, explore his art, and put his groundbreaking work in modern perspective.
Call Number: 704.94328 Aud
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 13, 2017
Sean Hogan, Helen Mullane, Paul Goodwin, Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman
Description: FUTURE SHOCK! The Story of 2000 AD charts how the multi-award winning comic came to be, how it has survived for 37 years, and how it continues to be an innovator and game-changer in both comics and the wider cultural world beyond.
Call Number: 741.5315 Fut
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 13, 2017
Daniel Cross, Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran
Description: It takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. The film visits blues musicians rooted in the genre's heyday, many in their '80s, still living in the American deep south and touring the Chitlin' Circuit.
Call Number: 781.643 I am
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 13, 2017
Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, J. M. Kenny, Scott Zakarin
Description: An evening with Kevin Smith: One of Hollywood's most gifted filmmakers, Kevin Smith, shares his stories, opinions, and humor in this no-holds-barred Q & A held on university campuses. Infamous for picking apart the pop culture landscape, the New Jersey native gets up close and at times, very personal, as the man everyone has been waiting for... Silent Bob speaks!Stan Lee's mutants, monsters and marvels: In 1961, Stan Lee teamed up with artist Jack Kirby to create the super-hero team The Fantastic Four, changing the face of comic books forever. They followed up with a creative rampage, introducing characters like: The Incredible Hulk, The Mighty Thor and The Uncanny X-Men. Then, in 1964, Stan teamed with artist Steve Ditko to create a teenage super hero, who would lose as much as he would win. The Amazing Spider-Man became, and would remain, the most popular comic book character in the world. Presented in two features, enhanced with rare photos and iconic images, Stan Lee talks in-depth with filmmaker Kevin Smith about his role in creating our modern mythology.An evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening harder: Edgy, smart, and raunchier than ever, director Kevin Smith returns with his wildly irreverent and uproarious tour footage from London and Toronto.
Call Number: 791.43 Sta
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 13, 2017
Description: Celebrate the 100th birthday of America's best idea. This premium, blue-chip Centennial Collection features beautiful new footage of eight of America's most beloved National Parks, creating an experience of some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Insightful explorations and fascinating stories of America's most majestic lands include Olympic, Yosemite, Everglades, Yellowstone, Saguaro, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains.
Call Number: 917.3 Ame
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 24, 2017
John Murray, Cepa Giblin, Colin Stafford-Johnson, Colm Mac Con Iomair, Domenico Pontillo
Description: It is a journey along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world, featuring the wildlife and wild places that make it so special. As never captured before, this series features Ireland's west coast and wildlife wonders--from the Skellig Rocks to breaching humpback whales, to golden eagles, to majestic salmon, to the clash of Ireland's last surviving red deer stags.
Call Number: 914.1504 Ire
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 28, 2017
Sam Toperoff, Roy A. Hammond, Robert O'Gorman, PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: From Northern Europe to the Mediterranean, this samples a variety of cultures like no guidebook could portray. From the air, viewers see the architecture of Vienna, the coastline of the Cote d'Azur, the monuments of Rome, and a foggy view of London. Ground footage brings audiences a view of Amsterdam's bicycle culture and winding canals and Prague's Old Town Square.
Call Number: 914.04 Vis
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 13, 2017
Peter L. Stein, Stephen Siegelman, Stanley Tucci, Jacques Pépin, Claudine Pépin
Description: Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pépin (b. December 18, 1935), a young immigrant with movie-star looks, a charming Gallic accent, and a mastery of cooking and teaching so breathtaking he became an early food icon-joining James Beard and Julia Child among the handful of Americans who transformed the way the country views the food world.
Call Number: B Pep
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 13, 2017
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Last Days Of Jesus
Peter D. Oxley, David McNab, Anika Pilnei, Chris MacPherson, PBS Distribution (Firm)
232.96 Las
Planeat
Shelley Lee Davies, Or Shlomi, Christopher Hird, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell B. Esselstyn
613.262 Pla
Class Divide
Marc Levin, Daphne Pinkerson, Films Media Group, HBO Documentary Films, Blowback Productions
379.26 Cla
The Fish On My Plate
Paul Greenberg, David Fanning, Neil Docherty, Sarah Spinks, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
641.392 Fis
Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing
Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg, Jake Abraham, Jameka Autry, Keiko Deguchi
363.325 Mar
Audubon
Cina Alexander, Al Reinert, John Aldrich, Tim Barksdale, Pascal Rioult
704.94328 Aud
Night School
Andrew Cohn, Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm)
374.973 Nig
Future Shock! : The Story Of 2000 AD
Sean Hogan, Helen Mullane, Paul Goodwin, Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman
741.5315 Fut
Poisoned Water
Llewellyn Smith, Kelly Thomson, Joe Morton, Robert Kirwan, Vicente Franco
363.7394 Poi
I Am The Blues
Daniel Cross, Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran
781.643 I am
Poverty, Politics & Profits : The Housing Crisis
Rick Young, Emma Schwartz, Fritz Kramer, Laura Sullivan, Daniel Sheire
363.582 Pov
Stan Lee & Kevin Smith Save The World!
Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, J. M. Kenny, Scott Zakarin
791.43 Sta
Born In China
Brian Leith, Roy Conli, Philip Chapman, David Fowler, Lu Chuan
591.50951 Bor
America's National Parks : Centennial Collection
917.3 Ame
Chasing Pluto
Terri Randall, s, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
523.4922 Cha
Ireland's Wild Coast
John Murray, Cepa Giblin, Colin Stafford-Johnson, Colm Mac Con Iomair, Domenico Pontillo
914.1504 Ire
Rare : Creatures Of The Photo Ark
Stella Cha, Chun Wei-Yi, Joel Sartore, Erin Harvey, Matthew Aeberhard
591.68 Rar
Visions : The Great Cities Of Europe
Sam Toperoff, Roy A. Hammond, Robert O'Gorman, PBS Distribution (Firm)
914.04 Vis
Llama Nation : The Documentary
Tanner Shinnick, John Meier, Aaron Egbert Allsop, Janessa Hall, Tracy Pearson
636.2966 Lla
Jacques Pépin : The Art Of Craft
Peter L. Stein, Stephen Siegelman, Stanley Tucci, Jacques Pépin, Claudine Pépin
B Pep