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Summary: Based on the tragic life of America's first supermodel. It is the late 70's in New York City - the home of Studio 54, designer jeans, drugs and disco. One girl is living life in the fast lane. She can have any man - or woman - she wants. Sex, money, glamour, fame - it was all within her reach. She walks toward you across the dance floor, struts toward you down the runway, stares at you from the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GIA

Summary: Thrown into a political marriage of convenience by her ruthlessly power-hungry family, the beautiful Margot soon finds herself hopelessly drawn into their murderous affairs. It's then she realizes her only hope of escape lies somewhere between the heroic soldier who loves her and the enemy husband who could save her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 1995

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREGIN QUE

Summary: "A reflection on art, life, and the movies. ... [A] richly cinematic self portrait that touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the films of husband Jacques Demy and the birth of the French New Wave."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BEA

Summary: With editing completed by filmmaker Ken Kobland after the death of director/producer Marion Cajori, this movie describes the life and work of an artist who has reinvented portraiture. Close photographs his subjects, blows up the image to gigantic proportions, divides it into a detailed grid and then uses a complex set of colors and patterning to reconstruct each face. The artist describes his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthouse Films 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CHU

Summary: Explores the mind and motivations of Pablo Picasso as he creates over fifteen works before the camera. Using a specially designed transparent 'canvas' to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera records. He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke. He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2003

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MYS

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Summary: Kirk Douglas gives a fierce portrayal as Vincent van Gogh, torn between the joyous inspiration of his genius and the dark desperation of his tormented mind.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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Summary: Explores the lesser-known tale of George's creators, Hans and Margret Rey. Years later, having heard that Hans was wasting his artistic talents as a bookkeeper in Rio, Margaret traveled to Brazil to persuade him to marry her and do something creative together. Arriving in New York as refugees, they started their life anew and over the next three decades, they created a classic that continues to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MON

Summary: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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

Summary: Don Haskins, a future Hall of Fame coach of tiny Texas Western University, bucks convention by simply starting the best players he can find: history's first all-African American lineup.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GLO

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Glory 2006

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1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD GLO

Summary: In 1862 Paris, Emile Zola is barely scratching out a living writing muckraking articles about the poverty of the French people and the corruption of their leaders. Until "Nana," about the life of a prostitute, becomes a smash hit and turns Zola into a celebrity, champion of the people. As he churns out a string of similar books that make him quite rich, his old friend Paul Cezanne tells him "An...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LIF

Summary: It is the headline-making true story about the deceptions, lies and betrayals of Bernie Madoff, the man who masterminded the most heinous financial swindle of our generation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2017

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY WIZ

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE WIZ

Summary: The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of 'A Christmas Carol,' a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY MAN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAN

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1 available in Seasonal Adult Collection, Call number: DVD MOVIE MAN

Summary: Interviews, performances, and footage from church services illustrate the story of soul singer Al Green, who gave up a successful singing career to become a gospel singer and Pentecostal preacher.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC GOS

Summary: Rita Leistner planted over half a million trees from 1984-93. She spent the next twenty years working as a documentary photographer and photojournalist, primarily in war zones, claiming the backbreaking work of tree planting and the logistical skills she acquired as a crew boss prepared her for thriving in challenging environments.0Returning to the cut-block (the vast swathes of land cleared by...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC FOR

Summary: Born a peasant in 1898, Umm Kulthum earned a position of great wealth and influence in the Arab world as a popular and beloved singer. This film places her life in the context of 20th century Egypt. Includes concert footage, film clips, and interviews with the singer's friends and colleagues.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC UMM

Summary: If he hadn't been a gangster, he might have been honored on a postage stamp, as the Father of Las Vegas. When Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel ventured west with some of the Eastern mob's investment funds in the early 1940s, he fell in love with the movies, and a feisty moll named Virginia Hill. Siegel had a vision, which gave rise to an historic plan to transform Las Vegas from a sleepy, sand-choked...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY BUG

Summary: Documentary portrait of jazz visionary Sun Ra and his Arkestra.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SUN

Summary: Anne of the thousand days: Follow King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in one of history's most famous tragic love affairs in the Academy Award winning masterpiece starring Richard Burton and Genevieve Bujold.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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Summary: Using non-professional actors, this film follows the Gospel of Matthew to tell the story of the birth, life, teachings and death on the cross of Jesus Christ. There was no script except the Bible itself. The narrative portions are voiced by "Jesus Christ." It is presented almost as a cinema-verité documentary and without the glossy coating of the Church and Hollywood.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2003

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN GOS

Summary: Comprehensive history of six great Indian nations, dramatically filmed on location. Also includes the stories of four heroic Native American leaders: Geronimo, Quanah, Parker Chief Joseph and Crazy Horse.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Questar 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GRE

Summary: Beautifully filmed in and around Oxford this engaging biopic follows the creator of The Chronicles of Narnia from the tragic death of his mother when he was just nine years old, through his strained relationship with his father, to the nightmare of the trenches of World War I to Oxford University, where friends like J.R.R. Tolkien challenged his unbelief.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOS

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Summary: The true story of Moe Berg, professional baseball player, Ivy League graduate, attorney, and a top-secret spy who helped the US win the race against Germany to build the atomic bomb.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ca

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE CAT

Summary: Jake La Motta is a boxer whose psychological and sexual complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring. His brother Joey falls prey to Jake's mounting paranoia and jealousy, while fifteen-year-old Vickie, becomes Jake's wife and most prized trophy. The same anger that drives Jake in the ring, ultimately drives him to beat his wife and brother, and sends Jake down a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA RAG

Summary: Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2018

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR WIN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE WIN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WIN

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