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Tommy Avallone, Max Paolucci, Raymond Esposito, Kevin Sisti, Derrick Kunzer
Description: One man's journey to find meaning in Bill Murray's many unexpected adventures with everyday people, rare and never-before seen footage of the comedic icon participating in stories previously presumed to be urban legend. Whether it be singing karaoke late at night with strangers or crashing a kickball game in the middle of the afternoon, Bill Murray lives in the moment and by doing so, creates magic with everyday people.
Call Number: 791.43028 Bil
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Abbas Kiarostami, Charles Gillibert, Ahmad Kiarostami, ,
Description: In his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami created a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer. A sustained meditation on the process of image making, 24 frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema.
Call Number: 111.85 Twe
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 24, 2019
Jay O. Sanders, Kirk Wolfinger, PBS Distribution (Firm), Lone Wolf Media (Firm)
Description: Dive to the bottom of the Adriatic Sea in search of the Tulsamerican, a B-24 bomber that crashed off the coast of Croatia during World War II. The Croatian Navy and some of the world's leading underwater archaeologists work to investigate the wreckage. Join the team of archaeologist and forensics experts as they search for the crew and identify their remains.
Call Number: 363.12465 Las
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 7, 2019
Ken Burns, Paul Barnes, Geoffrey C Ward, Sally Kellerman, Ronnie Gilbert
Description: Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote.
Call Number: 305.42092 Not
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Jonathan Ignatius Green, Kaylyn Slevin, Emma Crockett, Humza Deas, Demid Lebedev
Description: A daredevil photographer, an aspiring swimsuit model, and a midwest girl next door are all looking for the same things from their Instagram accounts a little love, acceptance and, of course, fame and they'll do just about anything to get it. With an observational eye Social Animals peeks into the digital and real worlds of today's image-focused teenager, where followers, likes and comments mark success and self worth.
Call Number: 302.231 Soc
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
Tom Jarvis, Rowan Crawford, Holly Spearing, Bill Murphy, Ana Gasteyer
Description: There are almost 300 species of squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes, and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal. Uncover the extraordinary abilities of these cheeky nut lovers as a filmmaker puts their problem solving to the test on a specially designed obstacle course. And see the world through the eyes of an orphan red squirrel called Billy.
Call Number: 599.36 Squ
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 24, 2019
Mark Mannucci, Hannah Meagher, Julie Sacks, PBS DVD (Firm)
Description: Discovering the secret of life at age 25 with Francis Crick, Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has thrived on making headlines ever since. His discovery of DNA's structure, the double helix, revolutionized human understanding of how life works. Uncover his signature achievements, complexities, and contradictions, including his penchant for expressing unfiltered points of view.
Call Number: 572.86 Dec
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 7, 2019
Robyn Keene-Young, Adrian Bailey, Kim Wolhuter, Bill Murphy, Tom Harges
Description: Follow the unforgettable journey of an African wild dog family, filmed over two years in Zimbabwe. When lions kill her mate, a wild dog mom suddenly must raise two generations of pups all on her own without the help of a pack. Witness their rarely seen behavior, from tender moments with newborn pups, to the thrills of hunting wildebeest, to close encounters with their greatest enemy - the lion.
Call Number: 599.74442 Dog
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 7, 2019
Ben Travers, Martin Pupp, Gary Lang, Lisa Theodore, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: As the earth warms, sea levels rise, and super-storms become more frequent and intense; many major coastal cities will soon be under water. Sinking Cities shows New York, London, Tokyo and Miami preparing for the real-time impact of rising seas and devising colossal new construction projects, and groundbreaking solutions aimed at securing their future.
Call Number: 551.458 Sin
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
Nick Easton, Paul Williams, Gavin Boyland, Sara Douglas, Anna Place
Description: Not only are cat the world's top predators, but they are emotional and intelligent as well as social and devoted parents. Featuring 31 species of cats spread over 14 countries, this miniseries introduces behaviors captured on film for the first time, using the latest camera technology and scientific research.
Call Number: 599.75 Sup
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 21, 2019
Sophie Meyjes, Lucy Smith, Simon Baxter, Eric Meyers, PBS DVD (Firm)
Description: See the world through the eyes of nature's fastest animal: the peregrine falcon. Though once endangered in the US, this spectacular predator is now thriving again in American cities and on every continent but Antarctica. Join expert Lloyd Buck as he trains a captive peregrine and puts its hunting skills to the test. What's the secret behind the peregrine falcon's blistering speed?
Call Number: 598.96 Wor
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 1, 2019
Don Hardy, Dana Nachman, Helen Jane Long, KTF Films (Firm), publisher IFC Films
Description: Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil, five spirited puppies who, from the moment they're born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. It's a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers to, if they make the cut, a lifelong human companion.
Call Number: 636.70835 Pic
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Rosvita Dransfeld, Niobe Thompson, Jay O. Sanders, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Gurney Street Films
Description: Nova takes viewers inside the operating room to witness organ transplant teams transferring organs from donors to recipients. Meet families navigating both sides of a transplant, and researchers working to end the organ shortage. Their efforts to understand organ rejection, discover ways to keep organs alive outside the body, and even grow artificial organs with stem cells, could save countless lives.
Call Number: 617.954 Tra
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
Billie Joe Armstrong, Kevin Kerslake, Rodney Bingenheimer, Carianne Brinkman, Joan Jett
Description: It's true, Joan Jett became mega-famous from the number-one hit "I Love Rock n Roll," but that's only part of the story. This documentary gives a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning's 70s punk scene and the rocky road to rock stardom decades on. Their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage.
Call Number: 781.66 Bad
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Heather Lenz, Yayoi Kusama, Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
Description: Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, even as Kusama continues to create new work every day.
Call Number: 709.2 Inf
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
Alex Blavatnik, Ken Dornstein, Eric Eisner, Nicholas Koskoff, Justin Kreutzmann
Description: Examines the long career of the Grateful Dead featuring new interviews with the surviving members of the group and never-before-seen footage of the group's performances.
Call Number: 781.66 Lon
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui, Andee Ryder, Nick Taussig, Paul Van Carter
Description: A personal look at the extraordinary life, career, and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, it is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.
Call Number: 746.92 McQ
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
Ellen Goldfarb, Roger Senders, Joan Jett, Billy Idol, Debbie Harry
Description: In August, 1982, a small group of radio visionaries knew they couldn't compete with the mega-stations in New York City. With one brave decision, they changed the sound of radio forever. In this riveting and star studded documentary, Program Director Denis McNamara, the 'LIR crew and the biggest artists of the era tell the story of how they battled the FCC, the record labels, corporate-radio and all the conventional rules to create a musical movement that brought the New Wave to America.
Call Number: 781.66 New
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 24, 2019
Gentry Kirby, Erin Leyden, Ben Lovett, ESPN Films (Firm), ESPN Home Entertainment
Description: Chronciles the turbulent life and career of heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, who rose to fame after he was given a starring role in the motion picture Rocky V. Focuses on Morrison's final years, in which he dealt with drug addiction, imprisonment, and AIDS.
Call Number: 796.83 Tom
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 1, 2019
Zeva Oelbaum, Rob Quaintance, Sabine Krayenbühl, Tilda Swinton, PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: Gertrude Bell is sometimes called the female Lawrence of Arabia. Bell was an explorer, spy, archaeologist, and diplomat who helped shape the Middle East after World War I. Advisor to Winston Churchill and critic of colonial policies in Iraq, Bell was considered the most powerful woman in the British Empire. The film takes viewers into a past that is eerily current.
Call Number: 956.02 Let
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 7, 2019
Adam Luria, Scott C. Warnasch, Jay O. Sanders, Impossible Factual (Firm), Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: In 2011, construction workers were shocked to uncover the remains of a woman in an abandoned lot in Queens, New York. Follow forensic archaeologist Scott Warnasch and a team of historians and scientists as they investigate this woman' story, revealing a vivid picture of what life was like for free African American people in the North.
Call Number: 973.0496 Wom
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
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The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man
Tommy Avallone, Max Paolucci, Raymond Esposito, Kevin Sisti, Derrick Kunzer
791.43028 Bil
Pick Of The Litter
Don Hardy, Dana Nachman, Helen Jane Long, KTF Films (Firm), publisher IFC Films
636.70835 Pic
24 Frames
Abbas Kiarostami, Charles Gillibert, Ahmad Kiarostami, ,
111.85 Twe
Transplanting Hope
Rosvita Dransfeld, Niobe Thompson, Jay O. Sanders, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Gurney Street Films
617.954 Tra
Last B-24
Jay O. Sanders, Kirk Wolfinger, PBS Distribution (Firm), Lone Wolf Media (Firm)
363.12465 Las
Bad Reputation
Billie Joe Armstrong, Kevin Kerslake, Rodney Bingenheimer, Carianne Brinkman, Joan Jett
781.66 Bad
Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story Of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
Ken Burns, Paul Barnes, Geoffrey C Ward, Sally Kellerman, Ronnie Gilbert
305.42092 Not
Infinity: The Life And Art Of Yayoi Kusama
Heather Lenz, Yayoi Kusama, Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
709.2 Inf
Social Animals
Jonathan Ignatius Green, Kaylyn Slevin, Emma Crockett, Humza Deas, Demid Lebedev
302.231 Soc
Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story Of The Grateful Dead
Alex Blavatnik, Ken Dornstein, Eric Eisner, Nicholas Koskoff, Justin Kreutzmann
781.66 Lon
A Squirrel's Guide To Success
Tom Jarvis, Rowan Crawford, Holly Spearing, Bill Murphy, Ana Gasteyer
599.36 Squ
McQueen
Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui, Andee Ryder, Nick Taussig, Paul Van Carter
746.92 McQ
Decoding Watson
Mark Mannucci, Hannah Meagher, Julie Sacks, PBS DVD (Firm)
572.86 Dec
New Wave: Dare To Be Different
Ellen Goldfarb, Roger Senders, Joan Jett, Billy Idol, Debbie Harry
781.66 New
Dogs In The Land Of Lions
Robyn Keene-Young, Adrian Bailey, Kim Wolhuter, Bill Murphy, Tom Harges
599.74442 Dog
Tommy
Gentry Kirby, Erin Leyden, Ben Lovett, ESPN Films (Firm), ESPN Home Entertainment
796.83 Tom
Sinking Cities
Ben Travers, Martin Pupp, Gary Lang, Lisa Theodore, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
551.458 Sin
Letters From Baghdad
Zeva Oelbaum, Rob Quaintance, Sabine Krayenbühl, Tilda Swinton, PBS Distribution (Firm)
956.02 Let
Super Cats
Nick Easton, Paul Williams, Gavin Boyland, Sara Douglas, Anna Place
599.75 Sup
The Woman In The Iron Coffin
Adam Luria, Scott C. Warnasch, Jay O. Sanders, Impossible Factual (Firm), Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
973.0496 Wom
World's Fastest Animal
Sophie Meyjes, Lucy Smith, Simon Baxter, Eric Meyers, PBS DVD (Firm)
598.96 Wor