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Summary: Explores how one contestant became adept at recording and memorizing prices of products featured on the show since its inception in 1972, culminating in him helping a contestant place a perfect bid during a 2008 Showcase.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gravitas Ventures 2018

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Summary: 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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2018

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF FIL

Summary: Examines the circumstances surrounding the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Gravitas Ventures 2018

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF STR

Summary: Narrated by Udo Kier, the film asks what the Nazi cinema of the Third Reich reveals about its period and its people. About 1,000 feature films were made in Germany in the years between 1933-1945: musicals, melodramas, romances, costume dramas, and war films. Only a few were overtly Nazi propaganda films. But by the same token, even fewer of them can be considered harmless entertainment. How did...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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2 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF HIT

Summary: If one were impoverished and politically voiceless, ACORN hoped to change minds. For 40 years, the community-organizing group sought to empower marginalized communities. It critics, though, believed ACORN exemplified everything wrong with liberal ideals. Fueled by a YouTube video made by two young conservatives who posed as pimp and prostitute in a sting, ACORN's very existence would be...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF ACO

Summary: Bill Nye is a man on a mission, to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. With intimate and exclusive access, as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy, this behind the scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF BIL

Summary: Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, it follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River Films 2018

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF WOR

Summary: It is the moving portrait of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia. Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, Christopher "Quest" Rainey, and his wife, Christine'a "Ma Quest" raise a family while nurturing a community of hip-hop artists in their home music studio. It's a safe space where all are welcome, but this creative sanctuary can't always shield them from the strife that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2018

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Summary: Now, Serpico tells his story in his own words: from his Italian-American roots in Brooklyn to his disillusionment with the NYPD to his riveting account of a dramatic drug bust, and possible set-up that ended with him being shot in the face.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2018

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Summary: An urgent documentary explores the militarization of local police departments, in their tactics, training, and acquisition of equipment, since 9/11. With unprecedented access to police conventions, equipment expos, and officers themselves, filmmaker Craig Atkinson, the son of a SWAT team member, crafts an eye-popping nonpartisan look at the changing face of law enforcement in America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Vanish Films 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF DO

Summary: A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Broad Green Pictures 2017

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Summary: Gilbert Gottfried rose to fame in the 1980s thanks to his brash stand-up act and personality. Now, after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself as a family man.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Gravitas Ventures 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF GIL

Summary: "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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber Edu 2017

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Summary: The remarkable story of Elian Gonzalez, a five year old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits, and how the fight for his future changed the course of US Cuban relations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF ELI

Summary: Acclaimed director Steve James tells the saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves, and their bank's legacy...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF ABA

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Summary: At a time when the free press is under threat, OBIT. takes a rare look inside one of the United States' foremost journalistic institutions, The New York Times. The steadfast writers of the paper's Obituaries section approach their work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair, each day depositing the details of a handful of extraordinary lives into the cultural memory. Going beyond the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: Independent journalists like Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Matt Taibbi are changing the face of journalism, providing investigative, adversarial alternatives to mainstream, corporate news outlets. Cameras follow as they expose government and corporate deception; just as the ground-breaking independent journalist I.F. Stone did decades ago.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 070 DVD All 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF ALL

Summary: In an effort to address the obesity epidemic, in the USA 20 states mandate that students their body mass index (BMI) tested in order to gauge the student population's "health," even though BMI does not distinguish between muscle weight and fat weight. Notification letters are being sent to students whose body mass do not fall within a narrow range deemed "acceptable" by the state government,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF STU

Summary: When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them? Follow former enemy combatants, Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison, who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say enough. The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF DIS

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Summary: Cancer is not a laughing matter, but the archaic way people are beating it is. With a dose of good humor, heart, and a touch of rock'n'roll, this documentary reveals the forces that are keeping people sick and dares to ask: if up to 70% of cancer deaths are preventable, what are people waiting for?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF C

Summary: The film tells the story of a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas, in minute-by-minute detail through the accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were there, revealing the incredible chain of events that brought America to the brink of nuclear disaster.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten Johnson weaves these scenes and others into her film, a tapestry of footage captured over her twenty-five-year career as a documentary cinematographer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CAM

Summary: Largely responsible for bold American television in the 1970s, Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom. From his childhood and early career with his groundbreaking TV success (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude) and social activism, Lear proved social change was possible through an unlikely prism "laughter" and created some of the greatest moments in television history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2016

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NOR

Summary: It explores the remarkable life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Tower began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneering figure in the emerging California cuisine movement. After leaving Chez Panisse, due in part to a famously contentious relationship with founder Alice Waters,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF JER