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Greg Campbell, Daniel Junge, Geoff McLean, Mike Shum, Jenny Golden
Description: Explores the life and legacy of late war photojournalist Chris Hondros, who covered every major world event since the late 1990s, taking viewers behind the scenes to tell the untold stories of many of Hondross most iconic photographs. The film follows director Greg Campbell, Hondros's childhood friend and fellow journalist on a global journey to visit the people and places made famous by Hondros's photos.
Call Number: 070.49092 Hon
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 3, 2019
Lenny Feinberg, Claire Chandler, Nancy Cutler, Chris Foster, Kevin Koltz
Description: The untold story of a remarkable American civil rights pioneer, Father Divine, who at one time had over a million followers worldwide but whose story is little known because he claimed that he was God incarnate.
Call Number: 299.93 Fat
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 28, 2019
Gregor Streiber, Shawn Convey, MVD Visual (Firm), Inselfilm (Firm)
Description: The Wolves are no ordinary motorcycle club as revealed in this gorgeous, surprisingly intimate documentary of trauma and survival. Still struggling after the Bosnian War, the Wolves organize a charity for their town and defend the threatened herd of wild horses they first met on the front line. Out there, with the horses, they confront their past and reclaim that territory as a space for healing.
Call Number: 361.7 Amo
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 9, 2019
Marilyn Ness, Katy Chevigny, Dante Barksdale, Monique Brown, Clayton Guyton
Description: Delivering a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, who come together to rebuild, heal, and forge a better way forward.
Call Number: 306.097 Cha
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 23, 2019
Peter W. Kunhardt, Chris Chuang, Kunhardt Films (Firm), HBO Documentary Films, Home Box Office (Firm)
Description: From award-winning director/producer Peter Kunhardt, King in the Wilderness follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the volatile last three years of his life, from the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to his assassination in April 1968. Drawing on revelatory stories from his inner circle of friends, the film provides a clear window into the civil rights leader's character, showing him to be a man with an unshakeable commitment to peaceful protest in the face of an increasingly unstable country. Illuminating and poignant, the documentary - which is tied to the 50th anniversary of King's death - reveals a conflicted leader whose successes were punctuated in his final years by an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum, whether the Black Power movement, who saw his nonviolence as weakness, or President Lyndon B. Johnson, who viewed his anti-Vietnam War speeches as irresponsible. With compassion and clarity, King in the Wilderness unearths a stirring new perspective into Dr. King's character, his radical doctrine of nonviolence, and his internal philosophical struggles prior to his death, inviting a sense of penetrating intimacy and insight into one of the most profound thinkers of our time.
Call Number: 323.092 Kin
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 2, 2019
Jon Strong, Hank Aaron, Andrew Young, Cal Ripken, Gary Sheffield
Description: In 1955, when racial segregation defined the South, two groups of twelve-year-old boys stepped onto a baseball field in a non-violent act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history.
Call Number: 306.483 Lon
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 2, 2019
Patrick Cameron, PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: From Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, dictators have shaped the world we live in. How did they seize and wield power? What forces rose up against them or resisted them in secret? How did they finally come to the bitter end? This series answers those questions in six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power.
Call Number: 321.9 Dic
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 9, 2019
Kenneth Paul Dial, Dennis Allen, David McKillop, Kate Raisz, Sherry Lassiter
Description: Ornithologist and bird enthusiast Ken Dial travels to locations in the United States and Costa Rica to observe a variety of bird species.
Call Number: 598.0723 Adv
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 23, 2019
Rushmore DeNooyer, Janna Levin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Andrea Mia Ghez, Priyamvada Natarajan
Description: Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe.
Call Number: 523.8875 Bla
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 2, 2019
Jamie Lochhead, Melanie Wallace, Eric Meyers, PBS Distribution (Firm), Windfall Films (Firm)
Description: Einstein called it 'spooky action at a distance,' but today quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology. Physicists have become gradually convinced that quantum entanglement is real, but a few doubts remain. NOVA follows a groundbreaking experiment in the Canary Islands to use quasars at opposite ends of the universe to once and for all settle remaining questions.
Call Number: 530.12 Ein
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 9, 2019
Tom Stubberfield, Peter Chinn, Eric Meyers, ,
Description: Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted in 2018, sending rivers of lava through communities and into the sea. Join scientists and local residents as they investigate this frightening spike in volcanic activity that turned an island paradise into an inferno.
Call Number: 551.21 Kil
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Terri Randall, NOVA (Firm) publisher, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),
Description: When the New Horizons spacecraft whizzed by Pluto in 2015, Earthlings were dazzled by the breathtaking images it beamed home. They revealed a never-before-seen alien landscape - a world of mountains made of ice mixed with plains of frozen-solid methane and nitrogen. After over two years of poring over the data, NASA has made remarkable new discoveries about everyone's favorite dwarf planet. But New Horizons didn't stop there.
Call Number: 523.4922 Plu
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 29, 2019
Amanda Pollak, Stephen Ives, Michael Murphy, ,
Description: In 1969 off the California coast, a US Navy crane carefully lowered a massive tubular structure into the waters. It was designed for an elite group of divers to spend days or even months at a stretch living and working on the ocean floor. The video tells the little-known story of the daring program that tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized undersea exploration.
Call Number: 551.46 Sea
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Kirk Wolfinger, Rushmore DeNooyer, Sue Norton, ,
Description: Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and win the space race.
Call Number: 629.454 App
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 28, 2019
Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Danielle Rosen, Garrett Oliver, James Koch
Description: Director Douglas Tirola's Brewmaster artfully captures the craftsmanship, passion and innovation within the beer industry. The story follows a young ambitious New York lawyer who dreams of becoming a brewmaster and a Milwaukee based professional beer educator as he attempts to become a Master Cicerone. Helping tell the story of beer are some of the best-known personalities in the industry.
Call Number: 663.42 Bre
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 9, 2019
Niobe Thompson, Darren Fung, , ,
Description: From the moment humans mounted horses 6,000 years ago, these magnificent animals helped shape the world by allowing mankind to explore, conquer, and flourish on horseback. Join anthropologist Niobe Thompson on a global journey to examine the evolution of horsepower, discover the mysterious origins of the incredible partnership, and witness the enduring love of 400 breeds of horses today.
Call Number: 636.1 Equ
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 29, 2019
Jenni Gold, Jeff Maynard, Samuel W. Reed, Jane Seymour, Ben Affleck
Description: A thoughtful and entertaining look at the history of disability portrayals in the media, and how these portrayals have impacted societal inclusion. Go behind-the-scenes with some of Hollywoods A-List Stars, Directors, Producers, and Studio Heads as we explore the history of disability portrayals in the media and the impact honest media characterizations have on real life inclusive opportunities for marginalized minority groups.
Call Number: 791.436 Cin
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 3, 2019
Joel Allen Schroeder, Christopher Browne, Matt Mcusic, Berke Breathed, Stephan Pastis
Description: Calvin & Hobbes took center stage when it appeared in comics in 1985. A decade later, when Bill Watterson retired his strip, millions of readers felt the void. Here is an exploration to discover why his 'simple' comic strip has made such an impact on so many readers.
Call Number: 741.56973 Dea
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 3, 2019
Tony Zierra, Elizabeth Yoffe, Leon Vitali, True Studio Media, Kino Lorber
Description: Leon Vitali was a rising British television actor when Stanley Kubrick picked him for the role of Lord Bullington in Barry Lyndon. That first encounter with the famed auteur proved decisive, he swiftly resolved to devote the rest of his life working for the director, this time behind the scenes, and took on just about every job available: casting director, acting coach, location scout, sound engineer, color corrector, A.D., promoter, and eventually restorer of Kubrick's films.
Call Number: 792.028 Fil
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 2, 2019
Susanna Brown, Peter Eyre, Ray Gurton, Nicholas Haslam, David Hockney
Description: A documentary about Academy Award-winning costume designer Cecil Beaton. Also a respected photographer, artist and set designer, Beaton was best known for designing on award winning films such as "Gigi" (1958) and "My Fair Lady" (1964). The film features archive footage and interviews with a number of models, artists and filmmakers who worked closely with Beaton during his illustrious career.
Call Number: 770.9242 Lov
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 2, 2019
Joe Stephenson, Mark Birmingham, Lene Bausager, Sophia Gibber, Ian McKellen
Description: Ian McKellen gives insight on coming out, being a leader for equality, his love of theatre, his roles as Gandalf, Magneto and Mr. Holmes.
Call Number: 792.028 McK
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 9, 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
Alex Harding, Imelda Staunton, Warwick Davis, Evanna Lynch, J. K. Rowling
Description: In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, this documentary visits the real-life magical history behind J.K. Rowling's beloved classics. With footage from the British Library's exhibition and exclusive access to a priceless collection of artefacts, take a tour around the mesmerizing journey creating this global phenomenon. Includes interviews with J.K. Rowling herself as she examines the most exciting items on display.
Call Number: 823.914 Har
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 28, 2019
Edward James Olmos, Leftwood Pictures (Firm), Leomark Studios
Description: Two feisty elders of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe struggle with the US Government and their own tribal council to overcome injustice and save their ancient tribal culture in Death Valley, California - the hottest place on Earth! Through legends and stories, Pauline and Maddy Esteves reveal the rich history of their people. They travel to sacred sites, harvest pine nuts and search museums for early Timbisha basketry. Historians and supporters tell more of Pauline and Maddy's fight to save their culture, ancient language and basket making art. One day they confront their enemy directly - the Chairman of the Timbisha Tribal Council. They forcefully debate him on their grievances. He is unmoved. Undaunted, they continue to follow their ancestor's wishes and fight to save their culture before it's too late.
Call Number: 979.487 Wom
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 9, 2019
Jeremy Workman, Matt Green, , ,
Description: There are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City, and for the past six years, Matt Green has been walking them all, every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge. It's a five-borough journey that stretches from the barbershops of the Bronx to the forests of Staten Island, from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square, with Matt amassing a surprisingly detailed knowledge of New York's history and people along the way.
Call Number: 974.71 Wor
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 28, 2019
Kirk Wolfinger, Jed Rauscher, Jaime Bernanke, Kyle Chandler, PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: In July 1945, a Japanese submarine sinks the USS Indianapolis. Indianapolis's final resting place remains a mystery for more than seven decades, until an expedition launched by philanthropist Paul G. Allen discovers the ship in August 2017. Now the story of USS Indianapolis is told as PBS reconstructs the ship's heroic legacy, its dramatic final moments, and the discovery of the wreck site.
Call Number: 940.54595 USS
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 28, 2019
Nigel Pope, Jackie Savery, Ewan McGregor, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Maramedia (Firm)
Description: Travel from Norway to Newfoundland, just as the seafaring warriors did in 1,000 A.D., to get a glimpse of the Vikings' world in the Americas hundreds of years before Columbus.
Call Number: 948.022 Wil
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 23, 2019
Joseph C. Stillman, Frank Serpico, Ralph Nader, Noam Chomsky, Indie Rights Movies (Firm)
Description: For the past fifty years, former U.S. Attorney General and Human Rights activist Ramsey Clark has fought the abuses of U.S. power and championed the causes of peace, justice and human rights. This documentary examines his lifetime commitment to his causes from Civil Rights, to U.S. wars and events from Selma to the Parklnd, Florida shooting, Clarks perspective on American policies that have affected our country and the world are discussed for future generations to utilize.
Call Number: B Cla
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 3, 2019
Susan Lacy, Jessica Levin, Paul Cantelon, Benjamin Gray, HBO Documentary Films
Description: Girl next door, sex kitten, fitness tycoon, high-profile activist, Oscar®-winner: Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she's done it all in the public eye. This exclusive HBO documentary, directed and produced by the acclaimed filmmaker Susan Lacy, draws on 21 hours of recent interviews with Fonda, who speaks candidly and frankly about her life, her loves, her causes, and her missteps. She explores the pain of her mother's suicide, her famous father's emotional unavailability, 30 years of an eating disorder, and three marriages to highly visible, yet diametrically opposed, men (Roger Vadim, Tom Hayden and Ted Turner). Jane Fonda in Five Acts features interviews with family members (including Hayden and Turner) and close friends, as well as rare home movies and verité footage of Fonda's busy life today as she faces, at 80, "the beginning of my last act."
Call Number: B Fon
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 23, 2019
Hannah Berryman, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), PBS Distribution (Firm), BBC Studios
Description: Princess Margaret's life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed the Western world during the 20th century. With sumptuous archival materials and revealing interviews, the series follows Margaret's life as she redefined the image of the modern princess, showing how her character combined the rebellious force of modernity with a respect for tradition.
Call Number: B Mar
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 23, 2019
Sammy Davis, Sally Rosenthal, Michael Kantor, Steven Wechsler, Laurence Maslon
Description: Examines entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.'s journey to create his own identity, as a black man who embraced Judaism, through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress; a veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions, he strove to stay relevant, even as he found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America. Features new interviews with Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, Kim Novak, and others, with photographs from Davis's personal collection and performance footage.
Call Number: B Dav
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 3, 2019
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Hondros
Greg Campbell, Daniel Junge, Geoff McLean, Mike Shum, Jenny Golden
070.49092 Hon
Cinemability: The Art Of Inclusion
Jenni Gold, Jeff Maynard, Samuel W. Reed, Jane Seymour, Ben Affleck
791.436 Cin
Father's Kingdom
Lenny Feinberg, Claire Chandler, Nancy Cutler, Chris Foster, Kevin Koltz
299.93 Fat
Dear Mr. Watterson: An Exploration Of Calvin & Hobbes
Joel Allen Schroeder, Christopher Browne, Matt Mcusic, Berke Breathed, Stephan Pastis
741.56973 Dea
Among Wolves
Gregor Streiber, Shawn Convey, MVD Visual (Firm), Inselfilm (Firm)
361.7 Amo
Filmworker
Tony Zierra, Elizabeth Yoffe, Leon Vitali, True Studio Media, Kino Lorber
792.028 Fil
Charm City
Marilyn Ness, Katy Chevigny, Dante Barksdale, Monique Brown, Clayton Guyton
306.097 Cha
Love, Cecil
Susanna Brown, Peter Eyre, Ray Gurton, Nicholas Haslam, David Hockney
770.9242 Lov
King In The Wilderness
Peter W. Kunhardt, Chris Chuang, Kunhardt Films (Firm), HBO Documentary Films, Home Box Office (Firm)
323.092 Kin
McKellen: Playing The Part
Joe Stephenson, Mark Birmingham, Lene Bausager, Sophia Gibber, Ian McKellen
792.028 McK
Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story
Jon Strong, Hank Aaron, Andrew Young, Cal Ripken, Gary Sheffield
306.483 Lon
Tommy
Gentry Kirby, Erin Leyden, Ben Lovett, ESPN Films (Firm), ESPN Home Entertainment
796.83 Tom
The Dictator's Playbook
Patrick Cameron, PBS Distribution (Firm)
321.9 Dic
Harry Potter: A History Of Magic
Alex Harding, Imelda Staunton, Warwick Davis, Evanna Lynch, J. K. Rowling
823.914 Har
Adventures In Birdwatching
Kenneth Paul Dial, Dennis Allen, David McKillop, Kate Raisz, Sherry Lassiter
598.0723 Adv
The Women In The Sand: A Story Of Death Valley's Original People
Edward James Olmos, Leftwood Pictures (Firm), Leomark Studios
979.487 Wom
Black Hole Apocalypse
Rushmore DeNooyer, Janna Levin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Andrea Mia Ghez, Priyamvada Natarajan
523.8875 Bla
The World Before Your Feet
Jeremy Workman, Matt Green, , ,
974.71 Wor
Einstein's Quantum Riddle
Jamie Lochhead, Melanie Wallace, Eric Meyers, PBS Distribution (Firm), Windfall Films (Firm)
530.12 Ein
USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter
Kirk Wolfinger, Jed Rauscher, Jaime Bernanke, Kyle Chandler, PBS Distribution (Firm)
940.54595 USS
Kīlauea: Hawai'i On Fire
Tom Stubberfield, Peter Chinn, Eric Meyers, ,
551.21 Kil
Wild Way Of The Vikings
Nigel Pope, Jackie Savery, Ewan McGregor, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Maramedia (Firm)
948.022 Wil
Pluto And Beyond
Terri Randall, NOVA (Firm) publisher, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),
523.4922 Plu
Citizen Clark: A Life Of Principle
Joseph C. Stillman, Frank Serpico, Ralph Nader, Noam Chomsky, Indie Rights Movies (Firm)
B Cla
Sealab
Amanda Pollak, Stephen Ives, Michael Murphy, ,
551.46 Sea
Jane Fonda In Five Acts
Susan Lacy, Jessica Levin, Paul Cantelon, Benjamin Gray, HBO Documentary Films
B Fon
Apollo's Daring Mission
Kirk Wolfinger, Rushmore DeNooyer, Sue Norton, ,
629.454 App
Margaret: The Rebel Princess
Hannah Berryman, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), PBS Distribution (Firm), BBC Studios
B Mar
Brewmaster
Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Danielle Rosen, Garrett Oliver, James Koch
663.42 Bre
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
Sammy Davis, Sally Rosenthal, Michael Kantor, Steven Wechsler, Laurence Maslon
B Dav
Equus: Story Of The Horse
Niobe Thompson, Darren Fung, , ,
636.1 Equ