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Brad Lichtenstein, Susan Sarandon, Icarus Films
Description: Like Watergate and Vietnam, it is an icon of recent history. Gov. Rockefeller's brutal re-taking of the prison--a nine-minute, 1600 bullet assault that took the lives of 29 inmates and 10 guards held hostage--put an end to the four-day rebellion. But the struggles for justice, by both prisoners and guards, endured for three decades.
Call Number: 365.973 Gho
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 30, 2019
RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim, Maya Krinsky, Alex Somers
Description: Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming - despite the odds.
Call Number: 305.896 Hal
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 30, 2019
Shraysi Tandon, Charles H. Ferguson, Chad Beck, Christina Weiss Lurie, Todd Dagres
Description: Produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson, Invisible Hands is the first feature documentary to expose child labor and trafficking within the supply chains of the world's biggest companies. Filmed in six countries, including India, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Ghana, it is a harrowing account of children as young as six years old making the products we use every day. Invisible Hands marks the directorial debut of journalist Shraysi Tandon. Participants in the film include Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi; New York Times writer and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof; Journalist/investigator Ben Skinner; and Columbia Law School professor Mark Barenberg.
Call Number: 331.31 Inv
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 30, 2019
Mick Caouette, Mary Easter, Bob Vaaler, Phil Aaron, Thurgood Marshall
Description: Civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall's triumph in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision to desegregate America's public schools completed the final leg of a journey of over 20 years laying the groundwork to end legal segregation. He won more Supreme Court cases than any lawyer in American history, making the work of civil rights pioneers like the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks possible.
Call Number: 347.7326 Mr C
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 16, 2019
Adam Luria, Jason A. Carvell, Amelia Clover, Adrian Musto, Martin Sage
Description: With breath-taking CGI, beautiful landscape footage and some of the world's most important astronomical artifacts, Ancient Skies looks at the cosmos through the eyes of our ancestors, charting our changing views of the cosmos throughout history.
Call Number: 520.9 Anc
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 24, 2019
Felix Krämer, Niels Bolbrinker, Thomas Tielsch, Jarii van Gohl, Filmtank (Firm)
Description: Nearly a hundred years ago, a radical artistic utopia was born in Germany. Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, Bauhaus was supposed to unite sculpture, painting, design and architecture into a single combined constructive discipline. Bauhaus constituted one of the most significant contributions to everyday 20th-century culture and influential contemporary designs, and it was never just an artistic experiment. Confronted with the social conditions of that particular time, as well as the experience of World War I, the movement concerned itself with the political and social connotations of design from the very outset. Hence, Bauhaus's history is not just the history of art, but also the history of an era that stretches from the early 20th century to the modern day. [The film] describes the fascinating story of Bauhaus as a statement, but also the failure and renewal of a social utopia. It tells of artists, scientists and architects today, who, in their examinations of current challenges also relate to Bauhaus. This story unfolds while asking questions still relevant today: How do we want to live, where do we want to go?
Call Number: 724.6 Bau
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 30, 2019
Brad G. Faye, Kelsey Dickerson, Neal Adams, Kevin B. Eastman, Stan Lee
Description: While attending a local comic book convention, three filmmakers are so moved by the stories shared with them by attendees that they decide to travel across the country to better understand what makes fans so passionate about superheroes.
Call Number: 741.5973 Gee
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 30, 2019
Joshua Riehl, Gold Star Films, ,
Description: In the late 1980's, the Detroit Red Wings worked to finally break their decades long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet Union, and in the process, changed the way North American hockey is played.
Call Number: 796.962 Rus
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 30, 2019
Claudia Katayanagi, Tetsuden Kashima, Norman Yoshio Mineta, Eric Muller, Gravitas Ventures (Firm)
Description: The documentary examines issues before, during, and after WWII, regarding the treatment of people of Japanese ancestry in America, most of them, American citizens. Many of these forces are still here and have repercussions today, worldwide.
Call Number: 940.5317 Bit
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 2, 2019
Eric Meyers, Peter Gauvain, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Windfall Films (Firm)
Description: Forty years ago, hundreds of skeletons were unearthed in a mass grave in an English village. Bioarchaeologist Cat Jarman believes these bones are the last remains of the 'Great Heathen Army,' a legendary Viking fighting force that once invaded England. Cat's team uncovers human stories from the front line, including evidence of women warriors and a lost king reunited with his son in death.
Call Number: 948.022 Los
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 23, 2019
W. Drew Perkins, Bill Reifenberger, Alex Jennings, Anne Greene, Ossie Davis
Description: The story of an experiment -- "to see if Blacks had the intellectual and physical ability to fly an aircraft in combat." These pilots, trained in the "deep South," became the Tuskegee Airmen, flying combat aircraft during World War II for their country. They battled on two fronts: against the Axis powers in Europe and North Africa, and the racism at home.
Call Number: 940.544 Tus
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 16, 2019
Patrick Creadon, Jerry Barca, Christine O'Malley, William Neal, Nick Andert
Description: A unique glimpse at more than fifty years of American history. Educator, civil rights champion, advisor to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian and activist, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh was called on by countless world leaders to tackle the most challenging issues of the day. He built a reputation as a savvy political operator with a penchant for bridging the divide between bitter enemies. Through it all, he remained a man armed with fierce intelligence, quick wit, and an unyielding moral compass.
Call Number: B Hes
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 23, 2019
John Anderson, Sandra Warren, Paul Butterfield, Michael Bloomfield, Elvin Bishop
Description: Paul Butterfield learned the blues from the Chicago masters and is considered to be the greatest blues harmonica player of all time. His interracial blues band, with its rock edge, struck a chord with rock audiences of the '60s and beyond.
Call Number: B But
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 24, 2019
Olivia Lichtenstein, Teddy Pendergrass, Anthony Samuels, Kenny Gamble,
Description: The untold and ultimately inspiring story of legendary singer, Teddy Pendergrass. Featuring interviews with his family, friends, colleagues, and industry legends, plus rarely seen archive footage, this insightful and moving documentary captures the singer's rise to fame against the complex backdrop of 1960s America and his victorious comeback after his life-changing accident.
Call Number: B Pen
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 24, 2019
Charles S. Cohen, Peter Bogdanovich, Louise Stratten, Roee Sharon Peled, Quentin Tarantino
Description: The film celebrates the life and career of one of America's most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunningly restored archival Keaton films from the Cohen Film Classics library, it is directed by Peter Bogdanovich, a filmmaker and cinema historian.
Call Number: B Kea
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 24, 2019
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Johanna Giebelhaus, Chad Thompson, Tommy Walker, Sandra Guzman
Description: An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to '70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.
Call Number: B Mor
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 24, 2019
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Ghosts Of Attica
Brad Lichtenstein, Susan Sarandon, Icarus Films
365.973 Gho
A Bitter Legacy
Claudia Katayanagi, Tetsuden Kashima, Norman Yoshio Mineta, Eric Muller, Gravitas Ventures (Firm)
940.5317 Bit
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim, Maya Krinsky, Alex Somers
305.896 Hal
Lost Viking Army
Eric Meyers, Peter Gauvain, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Windfall Films (Firm)
948.022 Los
Invisible Hands
Shraysi Tandon, Charles H. Ferguson, Chad Beck, Christina Weiss Lurie, Todd Dagres
331.31 Inv
The Tuskegee Airmen
W. Drew Perkins, Bill Reifenberger, Alex Jennings, Anne Greene, Ossie Davis
940.544 Tus
Mr Civil Rights [DVD] : Thurgood Marshall & The NAACP
Mick Caouette, Mary Easter, Bob Vaaler, Phil Aaron, Thurgood Marshall
347.7326 Mr C
Hesburgh
Patrick Creadon, Jerry Barca, Christine O'Malley, William Neal, Nick Andert
B Hes
Ancient Skies
Adam Luria, Jason A. Carvell, Amelia Clover, Adrian Musto, Martin Sage
520.9 Anc
Horn From The Heart : The Paul Butterfield Story
John Anderson, Sandra Warren, Paul Butterfield, Michael Bloomfield, Elvin Bishop
B But
Bauhaus Spirit
Felix Krämer, Niels Bolbrinker, Thomas Tielsch, Jarii van Gohl, Filmtank (Firm)
724.6 Bau
Teddy Pendergrass : If You Don't Know Me
Olivia Lichtenstein, Teddy Pendergrass, Anthony Samuels, Kenny Gamble,
B Pen
Geek, And You Shall Find
Brad G. Faye, Kelsey Dickerson, Neal Adams, Kevin B. Eastman, Stan Lee
741.5973 Gee
The Great Buster : A Celebration
Charles S. Cohen, Peter Bogdanovich, Louise Stratten, Roee Sharon Peled, Quentin Tarantino
B Kea
The Russian Five
Joshua Riehl, Gold Star Films, ,
796.962 Rus
Toni Morrison : The Pieces I Am
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Johanna Giebelhaus, Chad Thompson, Tommy Walker, Sandra Guzman
B Mor