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Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana, production company Rezolution Pictures Inc., publisher Kino Lorber Edu (Firm)
Description: This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. The idea for RUMBLE came about when guitarist Stevie Salas, an Apache Indian and one of the film's Executive Producers, realized that no one outside of the music business knew about the profound contribution of these Native musicians. Renewed attention to this missing chapter in the history of American music led to the publishing of Brian Wright-McLeod's The Encyclopedia of Native Music, an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and eventually this documentary.
Call Number: 781.66 Rum
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Michael J. Trinklein, Steven J. Boettcher, Hugh Bonneville, Pádraic Delaney, Stephanie Theisen
Description: The film vividly portrays key moments in Martin Luther's story. The massive lightning storm that nearly killed him, the bleak self-punishment of his time in the monastery, the corruption that unleashed his anger, the theological breakthrough that reset Christian thought, his trial before the most powerful man in Europe, the staged kidnapping that helped him escape the death penalty, and his ongoing drive to reform the church.
Call Number: 230.41 Mar
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Jeff Skoll, Richard Berge, Diane Weyermann, Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
Description: Former Vice President Al Gore presents evidence that the negative effects of global warming have increased since the release of the film "An inconvenient truth" a decade earlier.
Call Number: 363.73874 Inc
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Peter W. Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt, George Kunhardt, Chris Chuang, Warren Buffett
Description: Billionaire and philanthropist Warren Buffett discusses his life, his career in investing, and his philosophy of wealth.
Call Number: 338.092 Bec
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Bill Morrison, Madeleine Molyneaux, Alex Somers, Kathy Jones-Gates, Michael Gates
Description: This meditation on cinema's past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brough 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution chain that sent prints and newsreels to the Yukon. The films were seldom, if ever, returned. The now-famous Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a bulldozer working its way through a parking lot dug up a horde of film cans. Morrison draws on these permafrost-protected, rare silent films and newsreels, pairing them with archival footage, interviews, historical photographs, and an enigmatic score by Sigur Ros collaborator and composer Alex Somers. Dawson City : Frozen Time depicts the unique history of this Canadian Gold Rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation.
Call Number: 384.8 Daw
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 14, 2017
Diane Becker, Greg Barker, Peter L. Bergen, John Battsek, Julie Goldman
Description: A gripping insider's account of the threat posed by homegrown radicalized terrorism in the United States and the inevitable obstacles associated with combatting its proliferation. Directed by Emmy Award winner Greg Barker, this timely exploration of one of today's most divisive issues is told from the perspectives of both the architects of the country's counter terrorism machine and those who have become subjects of its aim. The documentary includes insights from high level counter terrorist experts like Andrew Liepman, who recalls attending weekly "Terrorist Tuesday" meetings at the White House, as well as family members of convicted terrorists and Muslum Americans facing fear and suspicion in their communities.
Call Number: 363.32517 Hom
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 14, 2017
Samuel West, John Scarlett, Kasia Uscinska
Description: The world's oldest and most famous spy agency. Home to the legendary Agent 007, James Bond, it has been at the centre of international espionage for over 100 years. Now we reveal the truth behind the covert operations, the tales of treachery and the double-agents who've risked their lives. With interviews from the major players in British espionage we expose the dangerous secret world of real life spies.
Call Number: 363.20941 Sec
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Lysa Heslov, Nichole Alred, Jas Boothe, Rachel Engler, publisher We Are Hear (Firm)
Description: Five women veterans who have endured unimaginable trauma in service create a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of stranded homeless women veterans by entering into a competition that unexpectedly catalyzes moving events in their own lives to bring them full circle in a quest for healing and hope.
Call Number: 362.868 Ser
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Martin Gorst, Craig Sechler, Paul Shepard, Ron Dantowitz, Windfall Films (Firm)
Description: Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the US mainland in more than a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting-edge research into the solar corona.
Call Number: 523.78 Ecl
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Jonathan Halperin, Shaul Schwarz, Jonathan D. Woods, Mark Mannucci, Scott Kelly
Description: A year in space: Adapted from Time's original digital video series, this program is the chronicle of Scott Kelly's twelve-month stay on the International Space Station, the purpose of which was to test human limits in preparation for a manned mission to Mars.Beyond a year in space: Presents the scientific analysis of Scott Kelly's year on the International Space Station, answering questions regarding the effects of space on humans and what safety measures will be necessary for journeys into deep space.
Call Number: 629.45 Yea
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Doug Nichol, John Benet, Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David G McCullough
Description: Cultural historians, collectors, and various celebrity obsessives, including Tom Hanks and John Mayer, launch us into the bittersweet moment when a beloved, but dying technology, the typewriter, faces extinction.
Call Number: 681.61 Cal
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Jim Brown, Kiefer Sutherland, Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev, Billy Joel
Description: The social history of how western rock music spread like a virus across the Iron Curtain, becoming the symbol of freedom under the Soviet regime. And how it helped end the Cold War.
Call Number: 781.66 Fre
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Daniel Raim, Jennifer Raim, Harold Michelson, Lillian Michelson, Mel Brooks
Description: Chronicles the lives and careers of Harold Michelson, a storyboard artist and production designer, and his wife Lillian, a film researcher, who eloped to Hollywood in 1947 and worked for six decades, their combined filmography totaling hundreds of movies for which their contributions went mostly uncredited.
Call Number: 741.6092 Har
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Matt Schrader, Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Danny Elfman, John Williams
Description: Documentary bringing Hollywood's elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most international music genre: the film score. Features interviews with nearly 60 composers, directors, orchestrators, studio musicians, producers, recording artists, studio executives, agents, and journalists.
Call Number: 781.542 Sco
Format: DVD
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Stephen Kijak, John Battsek, Diane Becker, Sean Kirby, John Maringouin
Description: An astonishingly intimate portrait of a deeply haunted but truly unstoppable virtuoso and the music that has enthralled legions of the world's most devoted fans.
Call Number: 781.66 We a
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Pacho Velez, Sierra Pettengill, Ronald Reagan, Gravitas Ventures (Firm), CNN Films (Firm)
Description: It is an all-archival documentary about the original performer-president's role of a lifetime. Teasing apart the spectacle at the heart of finger-on-the-button global diplomacy, the film follows Ronald Reagan's rivalry with charismatic Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, tracing how the Communicator-in-Chief uses his public relations chops to overcome Soviet mistrust, the objections of a skeptical press corps and the looming threat of WW III.
Call Number: 973.927 Rea
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
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Rumble : The Indians Who Rocked The World
Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana, production company Rezolution Pictures Inc., publisher Kino Lorber Edu (Firm)
781.66 Rum
Eclipse Over America
Martin Gorst, Craig Sechler, Paul Shepard, Ron Dantowitz, Windfall Films (Firm)
523.78 Ecl
Martin Luther : The Idea That Changed The World
Michael J. Trinklein, Steven J. Boettcher, Hugh Bonneville, Pádraic Delaney, Stephanie Theisen
230.41 Mar
A Year In Space ; And, Beyond A Year In Space.
Jonathan Halperin, Shaul Schwarz, Jonathan D. Woods, Mark Mannucci, Scott Kelly
629.45 Yea
An Inconvenient Sequel : Truth To Power
Jeff Skoll, Richard Berge, Diane Weyermann, Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
363.73874 Inc
California Typewriter
Doug Nichol, John Benet, Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David G McCullough
681.61 Cal
Becoming Warren Buffett
Peter W. Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt, George Kunhardt, Chris Chuang, Warren Buffett
338.092 Bec
Free To Rock : How Rock & Roll Brought Down The Wall
Jim Brown, Kiefer Sutherland, Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev, Billy Joel
781.66 Fre
Dawson City : Frozen Time
Bill Morrison, Madeleine Molyneaux, Alex Somers, Kathy Jones-Gates, Michael Gates
384.8 Daw
Harold And Lillian : A Hollywood Love Story
Daniel Raim, Jennifer Raim, Harold Michelson, Lillian Michelson, Mel Brooks
741.6092 Har
Homegrown : The Counter-Terror Dilemma
Diane Becker, Greg Barker, Peter L. Bergen, John Battsek, Julie Goldman
363.32517 Hom
Score
Matt Schrader, Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Danny Elfman, John Williams
781.542 Sco
Secrets Of Her Majesty's Secret Service
Samuel West, John Scarlett, Kasia Uscinska
363.20941 Sec
We Are X
Stephen Kijak, John Battsek, Diane Becker, Sean Kirby, John Maringouin
781.66 We a
Served Like A Girl
Lysa Heslov, Nichole Alred, Jas Boothe, Rachel Engler, publisher We Are Hear (Firm)
362.868 Ser
The Reagan Show
Pacho Velez, Sierra Pettengill, Ronald Reagan, Gravitas Ventures (Firm), CNN Films (Firm)
973.927 Rea