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Frederick Wiseman, John Davey, Ex Libris Films, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Independent Television Service
Description: Frederick Wiseman's film, Ex Libris- the New York Public Library, goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world and reveals it as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning. With 92 locations throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this diverse and cosmopolitan city, and beyond. The New York Public Library exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual's right to know and the be informed. It is one of the most democratic institutions in America-everyone is welcome. The Library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities.
Call Number: 027.47471 Ex l
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 5, 2018
Anthony Mendez, British Broadcasting Corporation. Natural History Unit, PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: Mexico, our neighbor to the south, is a country rich in culture and ablaze with color. Journey through the seasons and discover the hidden underworlds, diversity of life, and a mosaic of vast landscapes that create a festival of life.
Call Number: 917.204 Won
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 5, 2018
Tim Wardle, Becky Read, Grace Hughes-Hallett, Robert Shafran, Eddy Galland
Description: The astonishing true story of three men who make the chance discovery, at the age of nineteen, that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents. The trio's joyous reunion in 1980 catapults them to fame but it also sets in motion a chain of events that unearths an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes far beyond their own lives, a secret that goes to the very heart of all human behavior.
Call Number: 174.28 Thr
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 4, 2018
Duane Anderson, Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce, Jeff Deutchman, Cinetic Media (Firm)
Description: Featuring footage captured by a carefully curated group of the some of America's finest documentary filmmakers, the film follows sixteen subjects spanning the country's geographic, socioeconomic, and political divides throughout the course of that history-altering day. As the evening wears on, and it becomes clear that the impossible was about to become reality, Trump supporters rejoice at their candidate's surprise victory as Hillary voters come to grips with the shocking turn of events.
Call Number: 324.70973 Ele
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 18, 2018
Jay Arthur Sterrenberg, Kimberly Reed, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: It examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana, a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide, to follow a local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.
Call Number: 320.473 Dar
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 16, 2018
Carlos Santana, Jessica Congdon, Brian Benson, Peter Bratt, Mark Kilian
Description: Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.
Call Number: 331.478 Dol
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 28, 2018
David F Oyster, Richard Crenna, Driftwood Productions, PBS Home Video,
Description: A six-part series about lighthouses and the places they are located, originally broadcast on PBS.
Call Number: 387.155 Leg
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 18, 2018
Driftwood Productions, Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS DVD Video
Description: Four programs about lighthouses of Alaska, Hawaii, the Great Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico, originally broadcast on PBS.
Call Number: 387.155 Leg
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 18, 2018
Anjali Tsui, Priyanka Boghani, Sarah Childress, Martin Smith, Marcela Gaviria
Description: Examines immigration policy under both the Trump and Obama administrations, investigates the origins of zero tolerance, and reveals the journeys and voices of children who were separated from their parents.
Call Number: 304.873 Sep
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 17, 2018
Ken Burns, Julie Coffman, Erik Ewers, Christopher Loren Ewers, David Blistein
Description: Discover the story of the renowned institution that has been called a 'Medical Mecca', the 'Supreme Court of Medicine', and the 'place for hope when there is no hope'.
Call Number: 362.11 May
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 26, 2018
Sigourney Weaver, National Geographic Channel , ,
Description: Dian Fossey is widely celebrated for saving mountain gorillas from extinction. Her pioneering life was complex, and her enemies were rife. In 1985, Fossey was brutally slain in her remote mountain cabin. In the years since, one man has carried a heavy burden of injustice. The series is filled with Fossey's observations, recorded in her writings and brought to life by Sigourney Weaver.
Call Number: 599.884 Dia
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 5, 2018
Jane Root, Darren Aronofsky, Chris Hadfield, Jerry M. Linenger, Will Smith
Description: Acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and award-winning producer Jane Root present a cinematic event series hosted by Will Smith and featuring the only people who have left Earth behind: astronauts. Experience an epic tour-de-force around the globe and into space, revealing the extraordinary forces that make our planet function and allow life to thrive.
Call Number: 550 One
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 11, 2018
Mariel Hemingway, Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy, Andrew Young, Oprah Winfrey
Description: This documentary examines the personal journey of Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway, as she strives for a deeper understanding of the suicide and mental iillness that have afflicted so many of her family members. Intimate verité footage and raw, emotional interviews with Mariel and her daughter are interwoven with rarely seen archival footage of the three Hemingway sisters and their parents.
Call Number: 616.89 Run
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 17, 2018
Troy Stevenson-House, David Shulman, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat was a rock star of the early 80s art scene: he lived fast, died young and created thousands of drawings and paintings. It took less than a decade to go from anonymous graffiti writer to an epoch-defining art star. He has emerged as one of the most important artists of his generation and his work is now exhibited in museums all over the world.
Call Number: 760.092 Bas
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 27, 2018
Rhys Thomas, Jim Beach, Joss Crowley, Freddie Mercury,
Description: Freddie Mercury was one of the most charismatic, complex, and fascinating characters in British rock music. The story of Queen is a well known one but this new film focuses on Freddie Mercury and the solo projects he worked on outside of Queen. Using extensive archive footage of interviews with Freddie Mercury, concerts, video shoots, and personal material, much of it previously unseen, along with new interviews with friends and colleagues, a portrait emerges of a man who was very different to his flamboyant onstage public persona.
Call Number: 781.66 Fre
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 27, 2018
John Paulson, JoAnn Young, Michael Keaton, Fred Rogers, Young Productions (Firm)
Description: Mister Rogers: It's You I Like pays tribute to the beloved Fred Rogers and the nearly 900 episodes of the landmark children's television program first seen in 1968 on PBS. In this 60-minute retrospective hosted by award-winning actor Michael Keaton, enjoy memorable segments including visits with Koko the Gorilla and the iconic trip to the Crayola crayon factory.
Call Number: 791.45 Mis
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 5, 2018
Ken Rodgers,
Description: Belichick and Parcells. The names are synonymous with NFL greatness and forever link together. No two NFL coaches of their stature worked together for as long. Directed by Ken Rodgers, It traces the four-decade relationship between these coaching masters. They first met when Belichick was a teenager and his father was coaching for Navy while Parcells was coaching at Army. In 1979, they became assistants with the New York Giants.
Call Number: 796.332 Two
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 18, 2018
Lorna Tucker, Vivienne Westwood
Description: With exclusive, unprecedented access is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of Vivienne's life, her fashion, her personality, her activism and her cultural importance. Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time.
Call Number: 746.92 Wes
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 26, 2018
Adam Hootnick,
Description: There's high school football, and then there's Texas high school football. Oddly enough though, one of the greatest teams in state history has been lost to time, and fate. Directed by Adam Hootnick, is the saga of that team, the 1988 Dallas Carter Cowboys. With 21 players who were offered college scholarships and several who went on to the NFL, Carter managed to win it all on the field, and somehow, they threw it all away.
Call Number: 796.332 Wha
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 18, 2018
Ernesto Contreras, Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, Fátima Molina, Eligio Meléndez, Manuel Poncelis
Description: An indigenous language is in peril as its last two speakers, Evaristo and Isauro, had a quarrel in the past and haven't spoken to each other in over fifty years. Martín, a young linguist, will undertake the challenge to bring the old friends back together and convince them to once again talk to each other, all so he can obtain a recorded registration of the language and study it. However, hidden in the past, in the heart of the jungle, lies a secret concealed by the language that makes it difficult to believe that the heart of Zikril will beat once again.
Call Number: 863 I dr
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 16, 2018
Tanja Cummings, Natan Grossmann, Jens-Jürgen Ventzki, Europäischer Verein für Ost-West-Annäherung e.V, Film Movement (Firm)
Description: A revealing documentary that explores the history and psychology behind the complex triangle of perpetrators, bystanders, and victims in Holocaust-era Poland. Focuses on Natan Grossmann, a Holocaust survivor from Łódź, who doesn't know what happened to his brother and parents, and Jens-Jürgen Ventzki, whose father was mayor of the town during the German occupation.
Call Number: 940.5318 Lin
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 20, 2018
Fred O Knipe, Tom Kleespie, Martin Rubio, Jon Wiegand, Jonathan Dinerstein
Description: Korean War veterans recount their memories of America in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when young men from all over the country were being shipped off to defend South Korea against the advancing Red Army in the north. Recalls the 'un-won' war that never ended, no one even wanted to call it a war: it was 'the Korean conflict' or a 'police action.' Finally, it was called the Forgotten War. No matter the name, the Korean War killed tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers and affected many more lives at home.
Call Number: 951.9042 Unf
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 26, 2018
Sophie Fiennes, Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly & Robbie, BBC Films
Description: An electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones's bold aesthetic.
Call Number: B Jon
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 19, 2018
Glenn Holsten, Chayne Gregg, Wanda M. Corn, Michael Komanecky, Kathleen A. Foster
Description: The story of one of America's most popular, but least understood, artists. While his exhibitions routinely broke attendance records, art world critics continually assaulted his work. Through unprecedented access to family members, archival materials, and his work, this program presents the most complete portrait of the artist, bearing witness to a legacy just at the moment it is evolving.
Call Number: B Wye
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 17, 2018
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Ex Libris : The New York Public Library
Frederick Wiseman, John Davey, Ex Libris Films, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Independent Television Service
027.47471 Ex l
Running From Crazy
Mariel Hemingway, Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy, Andrew Young, Oprah Winfrey
616.89 Run
Wonders Of Mexico
Anthony Mendez, British Broadcasting Corporation. Natural History Unit, PBS Distribution (Firm)
917.204 Won
Basquiat : Rage To Riches
Troy Stevenson-House, David Shulman, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
760.092 Bas
Three Identical Strangers
Tim Wardle, Becky Read, Grace Hughes-Hallett, Robert Shafran, Eddy Galland
174.28 Thr
Freddie Mercury : The Great Pretender
Rhys Thomas, Jim Beach, Joss Crowley, Freddie Mercury,
781.66 Fre
11/8/16
Duane Anderson, Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce, Jeff Deutchman, Cinetic Media (Firm)
324.70973 Ele
Mister Rogers : It's You I Like
John Paulson, JoAnn Young, Michael Keaton, Fred Rogers, Young Productions (Firm)
791.45 Mis
Dark Money
Jay Arthur Sterrenberg, Kimberly Reed, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
320.473 Dar
The Two Bills
Ken Rodgers,
796.332 Two
Dolores
Carlos Santana, Jessica Congdon, Brian Benson, Peter Bratt, Mark Kilian
331.478 Dol
Westwood : Punk, Icon, Activist
Lorna Tucker, Vivienne Westwood
746.92 Wes
Legendary Lighthouses
David F Oyster, Richard Crenna, Driftwood Productions, PBS Home Video,
387.155 Leg
What Carter Lost
Adam Hootnick,
796.332 Wha
Legendary Lighthouses II
Driftwood Productions, Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS DVD Video
387.155 Leg
I Dream In Another Language = Sueño En Otro Idioma
Ernesto Contreras, Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, Fátima Molina, Eligio Meléndez, Manuel Poncelis
863 I dr
Separated : Children At The Border
Anjali Tsui, Priyanka Boghani, Sarah Childress, Martin Smith, Marcela Gaviria
304.873 Sep
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Tanja Cummings, Natan Grossmann, Jens-Jürgen Ventzki, Europäischer Verein für Ost-West-Annäherung e.V, Film Movement (Firm)
940.5318 Lin
The Mayo Clinic : Faith, Hope, Science
Ken Burns, Julie Coffman, Erik Ewers, Christopher Loren Ewers, David Blistein
362.11 May
Unforgettable : The Korean War
Fred O Knipe, Tom Kleespie, Martin Rubio, Jon Wiegand, Jonathan Dinerstein
951.9042 Unf
Dian Fossey : Secrets In The Mist
Sigourney Weaver, National Geographic Channel , ,
599.884 Dia
Grace Jones : Bloodlight And Bami
Sophie Fiennes, Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly & Robbie, BBC Films
B Jon
One Strange Rock
Jane Root, Darren Aronofsky, Chris Hadfield, Jerry M. Linenger, Will Smith
550 One
Wyeth
Glenn Holsten, Chayne Gregg, Wanda M. Corn, Michael Komanecky, Kathleen A. Foster
B Wye