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D. W. Young, Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese,
Description: A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it.
Call Number: 002.075 Boo
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 15, 2020
Craig Zobel, Emma Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank
Description: Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen for a very specific purpose.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 15, 2020
5B
Paul Haggis, Dan Krauss, Justin Melland, Drew Eckmann, Christopher K. Dillon
Description: Inspirational story of everyday heroes, nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect, and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States.
Call Number: 362.14 5B
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Alex Gibney, Greenwich Entertainment (Firm)
Description: A sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident. Benefitting from the chaos that ensued after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., Khodorkovsky was able to amass a fortune in financing and oil production, and became the richest man in Russia. But when he accused the new Putin regime of corruption, Khodorovksy was arrested, his assets were seized, and he was sentenced to more than ten years in prison.
Call Number: 365.947 Cit
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 26, 2020
Mick Caouette, Victoria Safford, Phil Aaron, PBS Distribution
Description: In the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins as US Secretary of Labor, the first woman to sit on a presidential cabinet. Against overwhelming odds, she became a driving force behind the New Deal social safety net, including Social Security, the 40-hour workweek, the 8-hour day, minimum wage, and unemployment compensation. Featuring compelling interviews with David Brooks, Nancy Pelosi, Amy Klobuchar, Lawrence O'Donnell, and others.
Call Number: 328.73 Sum
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 26, 2020
Beniamino Barrese, Filippo Macelloni, Valentina Cicogna, Aaron Cupples, José Miguel Miranda
Description: A portrait of Benedetta Barzini, a fashion model and radical feminist, who at the age of seventy-five decided to disappear from the public eye.
Call Number: 305.42 Dis
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 26, 2020
Louie Psihoyos, Olivia Ahnemann, Fisher Stevens, Dieter Paulmann, Mark Monroe
Description: Wildlife activists go undercover to expose ways in which the illegal wildlife trade and the oil and gas industries are contributing to the extinction of increasing numbers of species.
Call Number: 576.84 Rac
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 26, 2020
Susan Fleming, Nora Young, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: There are more than 100 domestic and wild kinds of rabbits and hares, from Flemish giants to snowshoe hares. Learn how hares are more than just a rabbit of longer ears and legs, how rabbits have managed to survive in ever-changing landscapes and how they turn the tables on their predators. Join scientists in the field as they work tirelessly to save rabbit species from the brink of extinction.
Call Number: 599.32 Rem
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 16, 2020
Scott Alexander, Giles Badger, Fredi Devas, Chadden Piers Hunter, Emma Napper
Description: Millions of years ago, incredible forces ripped apart the Earth's crust, creating our seven continents, each with its own distinct climate, its own distinct terrain, and its own unique animal life. From the colorful paradise of South America to the scorching heat of Africa, this showcases the true character of each continent in turn and reveals just how it has shaped all life there.
Call Number: 508 Sev
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 2, 2020
Erin Derham, Galen Fletcher, Kaleena Kiff, Ben Lovett, Jan Balster
Description: Told through the eyes and hands of acclaimed artists across the world, the film explores the surprising world of taxidermy, where sculptors must also be scientists. From a studio in Los Angeles that has elevated taxidermy to the forefront of fashion to fine artists in the Netherlands, these passionate experts push creative boundaries while revealing the importance of preserving nature.
Call Number: 590.752 Stuf
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Hannah Ward, Ana Gasteyer, Neil Stacey, PBS DVD (Firm)
Description: In Yorkshire, a unique English garden rigged with over 50 cameras gives a rare insight into the dramatic life of a mother weasel as she tries to raise her first family. Also, new science uncovers the problem-solving abilities of the honey badger, the secrets behind the ferret's legendary flexibility, and the wolverine's remarkable sense of smell.
Call Number: 599.7662 Mig
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 26, 2020
Rowan Crawford, Mark Emery, Thomas Fitz, PBS Distribution (Firm)
Description: Florida is well known for its beaches, blue water, and year-round sun, but it also has a surprising wild side. It is home to pine forests, coral reefs, and the Everglades wetland, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Here, manatees swim in crystal-clear rivers, baby alligators practice their hunting skills, and miniature deer roam free. But every year, this state faces the full forces of nature, from wildfires to flooding to powerful hurricanes.
Call Number: 590.09759 Wil
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 26, 2020
Elly Mayday, Laura Wells, Kerosene Deluxe, Gravitas Ventures (Firm)
Description: Explore the world of plus size models fighting to reshape the fashion industry and the beauty standards of society.
Call Number: 650.1082 Per
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 26, 2020
Alex Horwitz, Malcolm Gladwell, Eddie Alterman, Ray Magliozzi, Gravitas Ventures (Firm)
Description: Malcolm Gladwell leads a documentary about self-driving vehicles, asking: what is control and what happens when it is relinquished to machines?
Call Number: 629.2 Aut
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 16, 2020
Luke Lorentzen, Daniela Alatorre, , ,
Description: In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help.
Call Number: 616.025 Mid
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Olivier Meyrou, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé, Laetitia Casta, Kim Stim (Firm)
Description: A fascinating intimate portrait of Yves Saint Laurent in his twilight years. The film takes viewers behind the scenes of the fabled fashion house and the couturier's complex relationship with business partner, and former lover, Pierre Berge. Banned following its 2007 release, the film is finally available for the first time in over ten years.
Call Number: 746.92 Cel
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 26, 2020
Sam Chouia, Russell Peters, Maz Jobrani, Ahmed Ahmed, Dave Merheje
Description: A documentary about being brown and immigrant in Trump's America seen through the eyes of comedians of Middle Eastern origin.
Call Number: 792.76 Mak
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 16, 2020
Richard Lowenstein, Maya Gnyp, John Battsek, Sue Murray, Mark Fennessy
Description: A look at the troubled heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, lead singer and songwriter of INXS. Deftly woven from an archive of rich imagery, Michael's private home movies and those of his lovers, friends, and family.
Call Number: 781.66 Mys
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 26, 2020
Matt Wolf, Kyle Martin, Andrew Kortschak, Walter Kortschak, Marion Butler Stokes
Description: Marion Stokes was secretly recording American television 24 hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the Iranian Hostage Crisis at the dawn of the twenty-four-hour news cycle. It ended on December 14, 2012, while the Sandy Hook massacre played on television as Marion passed away. In between, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows, and commercials that told us who we were, and show how television shaped the world of today.
Call Number: 791.456 Rec
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 26, 2020
Alla Kovgan, Helge Albers, Elizabeth Delude-Dix, Kelly Gilpatrick, Ilann Girard
Description: The iconic Merce Cunningham and the last generation of his dance company are stunningly profiled in Alla Kovgan's documentary, through recreations of his landmark works and archival footage of Cunningham, John Cage, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Call Number: B Cun
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 26, 2020
Stanley Nelson, Miles Davis, Eagle Rock Entertainment
Description: It tells the story of the legendary trumpeter, bandleader, innovator and trend-setter who crossed musical genres and whose life was notable on and off stage. Directed by award-winning documentarian Stanley Nelson, features Miles' music from live performances, studio recordings, outtakes and interviews with those who knew him best.
Call Number: B Dav
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 30, 2020
LeBron James, Antoine Fuqua, Maverick Carter, Paul Wachter, Home Box Office (Firm)
Description: Experience the extraordinary life of one of the twentieth century's most iconic figures, Muhammad Ali, in this riveting two-part documentary from HBO Sports. Presented through archival footage and of his own voice, the film explores Ali's challenges, confrontations, comebacks, and triumphs both in and out of the ring.
Call Number: B Ali
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jun 16, 2020
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The Booksellers
D. W. Young, Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese,
002.075 Boo
A Perfect 14
Elly Mayday, Laura Wells, Kerosene Deluxe, Gravitas Ventures (Firm)
650.1082 Per
The Hunt
Craig Zobel, Emma Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank
Action
Autonomy
Alex Horwitz, Malcolm Gladwell, Eddie Alterman, Ray Magliozzi, Gravitas Ventures (Firm)
629.2 Aut
5B
Paul Haggis, Dan Krauss, Justin Melland, Drew Eckmann, Christopher K. Dillon
362.14 5B
Midnight Family
Luke Lorentzen, Daniela Alatorre, , ,
616.025 Mid
Citizen K
Alex Gibney, Greenwich Entertainment (Firm)
365.947 Cit
Celebration : Yves Saint Laurent, The Final Show
Olivier Meyrou, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé, Laetitia Casta, Kim Stim (Firm)
746.92 Cel
Summoned : Frances Perkins And The General Welfare
Mick Caouette, Victoria Safford, Phil Aaron, PBS Distribution
328.73 Sum
Make America Laugh Again
Sam Chouia, Russell Peters, Maz Jobrani, Ahmed Ahmed, Dave Merheje
792.76 Mak
The Disappearance Of My Mother
Beniamino Barrese, Filippo Macelloni, Valentina Cicogna, Aaron Cupples, José Miguel Miranda
305.42 Dis
Mystify : Michael Hutchence
Richard Lowenstein, Maya Gnyp, John Battsek, Sue Murray, Mark Fennessy
781.66 Mys
Racing Extinction
Louie Psihoyos, Olivia Ahnemann, Fisher Stevens, Dieter Paulmann, Mark Monroe
576.84 Rac
Recorder : The Marion Stokes Project
Matt Wolf, Kyle Martin, Andrew Kortschak, Walter Kortschak, Marion Butler Stokes
791.456 Rec
Remarkable Rabbits
Susan Fleming, Nora Young, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
599.32 Rem
The Cave
Firās Fayyāḍ, Alisar Hasan, Kristine Barford, Sigrid Dyekjær, Amani Ballour
956.9104 Cav
Seven Worlds, One Planet
Scott Alexander, Giles Badger, Fredi Devas, Chadden Piers Hunter, Emma Napper
508 Sev
Cunningham
Alla Kovgan, Helge Albers, Elizabeth Delude-Dix, Kelly Gilpatrick, Ilann Girard
B Cun
Stuffed
Erin Derham, Galen Fletcher, Kaleena Kiff, Ben Lovett, Jan Balster
590.752 Stuf
Miles Davis : Birth Of The Cool.
Stanley Nelson, Miles Davis, Eagle Rock Entertainment
B Dav
The Mighty Weasel
Hannah Ward, Ana Gasteyer, Neil Stacey, PBS DVD (Firm)
599.7662 Mig
What's My Name : Muhammad Ali
LeBron James, Antoine Fuqua, Maverick Carter, Paul Wachter, Home Box Office (Firm)
B Ali
Wild Florida
Rowan Crawford, Mark Emery, Thomas Fitz, PBS Distribution (Firm)
590.09759 Wil