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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: "The life of Maurice Chevalier is fascinating. His heavy French accent, his melodic voice and his charm made him the prototype of the French monsieur in America and all over the world. While honored throughout the world as a great international entertainer, he was especially popular with American and French speaking people, becoming an unofficial ambassador of goodwill in the relations between...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2006

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAU

Summary: Based on the life of King George III, this is the story of royal intrigue, sexual indiscretions, backstairs plotting and a battle for power between Parliament and the throne, all occuring while the King is being treated for an unknown mental illness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Video 2001

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

Summary: For the last half of the 20th century, America was consumed by two struggles: the civil rights movement and the cold war. For 30 years, Hubert Humphrey stood at the center of both. And while he never reached his dream of being president, and in fact is most remembered for his 1968 loss to Richard Nixon, Humphrey left behind a legacy few presidents can match. In November of 1977, for the first...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2010

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV HUB

Summary: Follows the lives and careers of a group of artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Pictures 2009

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

Summary: This incisive and entertaining portrait of American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti explores his vital role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. Interviews with Ferlinghetti and others reveal a rich mélange of characters and events that unfolded in postwar America. In 1953 Ferlinghetti opened City Lights Bookstore, which quickly evolved into an iconic...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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

Summary: "On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 136 years of baseball history, only 276 no-hitters have been recorded. Dock is the only pitcher to ever claim he accomplished his while high on LSD. During his 12 years in the major leagues, Dock lived the expression "Black is Beautiful!" He wore curlers on the field. He stepped out of his Cadillac wearing the widest...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO

Summary: Meet Seymour Bernstein: a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music. In this wonderfully warm, witty, and intimate tribute from his friend, Ethan Hawke, Seymour shares unforgettable stories from his remarkable life and eye-opening words of wisdom, as well as insightful reflections on art, creativity, and the search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: Pele. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of Baurú, Brazil, so poor that he couldn't afford a real soccer ball.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: Follow Thomas as he discovers Hiro, an abandoned engine from a faraway land. Fearing that Hiro will be scrapped, Thomas enlists the help of many friends, but mishaps, mistakes, and one boastful engine could foil their rescue plans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hit Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Children's videos, Call number: J DVD Movie Thomas 2009

Summary: Explore the long, fascinating life and complicated career of architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design, and architecture. Making a reputation with her traditional lacquer work in the first decade of the twentieth century, she became a critically acclaimed and sought-after designer and decorator before...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2017

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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Summary: The story of the life of Japan's most prolific modern author, who killed himself on the entranceway to the Japanese Eastern Army Headquarters after he was blocked in his bid to take it over.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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Summary: Known as the father of American Primitive Guitar, many consider John Fahey to be a foundational figure in American folk music. As both musician and musicologist, Fahey made a fundamental contribution to our understanding and appreciation of such music genres as Delta blues, Appalachian bluegrass, and New Orleans jazz. Interviews, performances and archival footage with animation are combined in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Summary: Director Stig Björkman allows us unprecedented access to Ingrid Bergman's world, culling from the most personal of archival materials: letters, diary entries, photographs, and Super eight and sixteen mm footage Bergman herself shot, and following her from youth to tumultuous married life and motherhood. Intimate and artful, this lovingly assembled portrait, narrated by actor Alicia Vikander,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ING

Summary: Laura Huxley married Aldous Huxley in 1956. Their home was the center of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde of Los Angeles. Huxley on Huxley offers a compelling glimpse of Laura's life with Aldous and the revolutionary and provocative work that had a major influence on American and contemporary cultural history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docuramafilms 2008

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV HUX

Summary: Presents a look at photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's life and career, against the backdrop of preparations for twin 2016 retrospective exhibits of Mapplethorpe's work at The Getty Museum and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2016

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

Summary: In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong's confession.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2014

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

Summary: Examines Trotsky, the revolutionary, venerated and reviled, loved, hated, feared. Archive material compiled from all over the world, citations and new shoots create an electrifying proximity to the historical person and to the man Leon Trotsky.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV TRO

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

Summary: Through a series of interviews, photographs and footage shot in the actual locations of her memories, Gerda Weissmann Klein takes us on her journey of survival of the Holocaust. Also includes Gerda Klein's Academy Award acceptance speech.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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

Summary: A look at the iconoclastic musicians of Phish, following them over the course of a year, on and off stages across the United States and Europe and at home in Vermont.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Image Entertainment 2000

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

Summary: Examines the myth and reality of Che Guevara including his friendship with Castro, his world travels, his days as guerilla leader and his death at age 39.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1997

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

Summary: Follows the life of Lilias Trotter, from her work as a woman artist in Victorian England to her missionary work with women and children in French Algeria in the late 1800s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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