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Summary: The documentary mini-series traces the causes, courses, major events and personalities of the American Civil War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Mill Creek Entertainment 2012

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

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: What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and '40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2018

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

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

Summary: "This meditation on cinema's past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brough 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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Summary: On August first, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the iconic University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes in what was a previously unimaginable event. This documentary combines archival footage with animated re-enactments of the dramatic day, based entirely on first person testimonies from witnesses, heroes, and survivors, in a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: Sixteen wild horses, five states, four men and 3000 miles. The journey of a lifetime riding from Mexico to Canada through the deepest backcountry in the American West to see the remaining open spaces and prove the worth of 50,000 wild horses and burros currently in holding pens.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: "A rare, jaw-dropping glimpse of everyday life in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang: Zin-Mi is an adorable 8-year-old girl, who, as she prepares to join the prestigious Children's Union, participates in colorful, joyous patriotic school pageants, eats delicious evening meals at her family's well-appointed apartment, and is doted on by her attractive parents who work in model factories that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Vertical Entertainment 2018

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Summary: Naturalist and nineteenth century painter, John James Audubon was one of the most remarkable men of early America. The program brings to life his timeless paintings with dazzling footage of the living birds he immortalized, and celebrates visually the natural world he described in his writings. Interviews reveal the man, explore his art, and put his groundbreaking work in modern perspective.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Contents: Love on the rocks/ Bennie and the Jets -- Uncharted -- Love song -- (Sittin' on) the dock of the bay -- Manhattan -- Let the rain -- I just want you -- Come round soon -- Once upon another time -- Brave -- King of anything -- Gravity -- Goodbye yellow brick road.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Epic Records 2013

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Summary: "This captivating documentary film tells the story of the Russian all-girl punk rock band Pussy Riot, who stood up to the Russian government's human rights oppression and paid the price by being incarcerated in 2011. But rather than silencing their voices, the incident only amplified them, turning the band into a global symbol of feminist political activism, culminating in their widely seen...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: Documentary about a gang of kids who virtually revolutionized skateboarding with an aggressive style, awe-inspiring moves and street smarts, and in the process, transformed youth culture forever. Captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough "locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing, who used abandoned swimming pools to sharpen their skills.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2005

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

Summary: "[F]ilmmaker Arnon Goldfinger travels to Tel Aviv to clean out the apartment of his recently-deceased German-born Jewish grandmother. ... Goldfinger begins an unsettling journey into his family's history ... and discovers that knowing the truth can be a terrible burden. ... The Flat is a real-life suspense story about how the past can return to haunt the present."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2013

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

Summary: Yellowstone National Park is known as the enduring wonder. With its vast forests and magical hot springs, it is a treasure unlike any other Park. Yosemite National Park's valley, which has been gouged by glaciers and water, features magnificent waterfalls like Bridalveil and mountains of majesty such as Three Brothers. The Grand Canyon's ruby and gold layers of granite and limestone tell a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Questar 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917 AME

Dylan, Bob

Summary: Winning director Murrary Lerner captures Dylan's metamorphosis from folk prodigy to rock's fiercely confrontational poet who would electrify and inspire an entire nation and become the voice of his generation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony BMG Music Entertainment 2007

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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,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Classics 2018

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Summary: "The product of over 2,000 interviews recorded in 60 countries, this unique and thrilling collection of stories and images leads inexorably to the core of what it means to be human. Stories full of love and happiness, hatred and violence, from everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, share a rare sincerity and underline what is universal. Intercut with never-before-seen...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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

Summary: "Enter the world of Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company. A man with an extraordinary vision, Naharin is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world today. He is known for developing "Gaga"--a movement language that resists labels, highlights somatic experience, emphasizes improvisation, and pushes dancers to use their body in ways that are ignored or overlooked by...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MR.

Summary: "Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1975, this stirring chronicle tells the tale of Japanese alpinist Yūichirō Miura and his attempt to ski down Mt. Everest in 1970"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Film Detective 2016

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

Summary: For most Americans, the history of the United States is built on a set of long-accepted beliefs about events, each of which resonates in the nation's collective memory. But what if those beliefs, however familiar, don't really tell the whole story? Our knowledge of history - or what we believe to be history - is the lens through which we view and interpret the world. And when that lens is...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 SKE

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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Summary: Recounts the triumph and travails of the eighteen African American athletes representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics, who endured racism in Hitler's Berlin as well as back home in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: Complilation of 7 films with introduction to the work of designers Charles and Ray Eames. 'Toccata for toy trains' is a trip through a world of antique toys, and toy trains. 'House : after five years of living' illustrates the home and studio designed and built by Charles Eames on a hill in California overlooking the ocean. 'Lucia chase vignette' follows a sister chasing her brother through the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Pyramid Film & Video 2000

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

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