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Summary: A dog's purpose can extend beyond a companionship role as man's best friend to a functional one that comes with great purpose and responsibility. This fascinating documentary series explores the history, training and duties of working dogs and the integral role they serve to assist mankind. This series follows the dogs through 7 episodes: 1. Wolves become dogs; 2. Dogs move into the stage and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: 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?

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: 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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: "America is in the midst of the deadliest drug epidemic in US history. In 2017 alone, around 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, driven by a dramatic rise in the abuse of opioids like OxyContin, heroin, and fentanyl. It's a slow-motion disaster that is destroying whole communities, with no end in sight. As our nation looks for answers, take an unflinching look at the epidemic through the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of the time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable awards between them. They are also longtime friends who invite viewers to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2019

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Kusama, Yayoi

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Summary: Profiles the life and work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2019

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New, Elisa

Summary: People from all walks of life discuss various American poems.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Broadcasting Service 2019

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Summary: Enlightening documentary about the Russian avant-garde and the role art played in the Russian Revolution. Explores the works and careers of important Russian artists, including Chagall, Kandinsky, Rodchenko, Malevich, and many others. Includes historical reenactments.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: 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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: 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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vertical Entertainment 2018

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Summary: 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. -- container.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 4th Row Film 2018

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Summary: In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Classics 2018

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Farrell, Colin

Summary: The story of Simon Fitzmaurice, an Irish filmmaker who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Video Distributors 2018

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Curry, Ann

Summary: Follows the reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Public Broadcasting Service 2018

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Summary: Combines elements of analysis, history, biography, performance, and the personal passions of six presenters to tell the stories behind the stories of six Shakespeare plays. Includes interviews with actors, directors, and scholars; visits to key locations; clips from celebrated film and television adaptations; and illustrative excerpts from performances staged at Shakespeare's Globe in London...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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Summary: 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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rhino 2018

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Summary: 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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2018

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Summary: 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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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Summary: Itzhak Perlman's violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life. Alison Chernick's film looks beyond the sublime musician, to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. As charming and entrancing as the famous...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: Conny Plank was one of the most innovative sound experimentalists, producing recordings that revolutionized music that still is as valid as ever, He became a hub in the new German sounds. Producer, sound engineer and musician covering a wide range of genres including progressive, avant-garde, electronic music and krautrock. Dying at only 47, Plank left behind a wife, actress Christa Fast and a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: MVD visual 2018

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Summary: Thomas Erdbrink's rare and fascinating account in a four-hour journey into the private world of Iran, revealing the people and the country in a way never before seen on U.S. TV. The series offers surprising encounters inside the closed society of Iran, as Erdbrink gets Iranians to reveal the intricacies of their private worlds and the challenges of living under theocratic leaders.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [PBS Distribution] 2018

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Summary: Ancient wisdom and modern science are combined to shed light on who were America's first people.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: Back to Black tells the real story of how Amy's best known and most celebrated body of work came into being. Featuring previously unseen footage of Amy in the studio, new interviews with producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, and the musicians who worked with Amy on the album, it offers fresh insights into Amy's remarkable gifts as a singer, songwriter, musician and performer. Also includes An...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: One man's journey to find meaning in Bill Murray's many unexpected adventures with everyday people. Enjoy an inside look at rare and never-before-seen footage of the comedic icon participating in stories previously presumed to be urban legend.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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