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Summary: "Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day's Night, in which the bandmates play slapstick versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: A filmmaker infiltrates rap band NWH in this mock-documentary comedy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar 2003

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

Summary: Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage and a fictional narrative, this immersive account by Stuart Cooper of one twenty-year-old's journey from basic training to the front lines of D-day brings to life all the terrors and isolation of war with jolting authenticity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Summary: "All-American athlete, scholar, renowned baritone, stage actor, and social activist, Paul Robeson ... the son of an escaped slave, managed to become a top-billed movie star during the time of Jim Crow America ... his film legacy lives on and continues to speak eloquently of the long and difficult journey of a courageous and outspoken African-American."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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Summary: Three student filmmakers set out into the forest to film a documentary on a legend known as The Blair Witch.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Entertainment 1999

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1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD BLA

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

Summary: The arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated well-known filmmaker, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, is the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence. Real people from the case play themselves.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN CLO

Summary: In his unique fiction/documentary hybrid, the pioneering William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York's Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they're making. This wildly innovative sixties counterculture landmark is expanded 35 years later by its unconventional follow-up, Take 2 1/2. The sequel sees the actors reunited in a more personal,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DOC SYM

Summary: From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-potties to them all. A true unsung hero, Kenny does one of society's dirtiest jobs. Kenny struggles to juggle family tensions, fatherhood and sewage. Part philosopher, part comedian and all heart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Xenon Pictures 2008

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

Summary: A tongue-in-cheek look at the insect world, ultimately portraying the insect as an indomitable menace and potential threat to nature and the human race.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Olive Films 2011

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

Summary: Jeff Goldblum may have starred in some of the biggest movies in history, but to secure a green card for his young Canadian fiancée, he's agreed to do a two-week regional theater production of "The music man" in his Pennsylvania hometown. Now he's faced with grueling rehearsals, a furious agent, good friends with their own troubles whom he's convinced to co-star, and the very real prospect of a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Starz Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Kasper Carr is a master thief, targeting businesses in the Chicago area. He stakes out fresh opportunities in front of a documentary film crew, which gradually becomed complicit in his crimes. As the director and producer become entangled in the allure of their fascinating subject and the legal ramifications of their actions, Carr pursues a series of larger-scale and more dangerous jobs. All...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Indie Films 2007

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

Yankovic, Weird Al

Summary: A pseudo-life story of music parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinedigm 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Summary: 24 hours in the life of a group of contemporary teenagers who believe they are invincible. Ignoring the challenge posed by AIDS, these Manhattan kids pursue sex and drugs with no regard for the future in a world as violent as it is hopeless.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Trimark Home Video 2000

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD KID

Summary: A satirical comedy in which a British documentary crew follows a radical folksinger (and self-made millionaire) turned senatorial candidate as he blends singing, music videos and scandal on the campaign trail.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 2000

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

Summary: "The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2009

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

Summary: This spoof of documentary films stars Woody Allen as Leonard Zelig, the famous "Chameleon Man" of the 1920's, whose personality was so vague he would assume the characteristics of whomever he came into contact with. Filmed in black-and-white, the movie simulates the look of a newsreel, complete with stentorian narration.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2001

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

Summary: A "docu-fantasia" about the city of Winnipeg, the hometown of the director, Guy Maddin.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE MY

Summary: An effervescent, sunlit silent film about a handful of city dwellers enjoying a weekend outing that offers a rare glimpse of Weimar-era Berlin. A unique hybrid of documentary and fictional storytelling, the film was both an experiment and a mainstream hit that would influence generations of film artists around the world. People On Sunday represents an astonishing confluence of talent, an early...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2011

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

Summary: "Teresa, a fifty year-old woman, travels to the beaches of Kenya as a sex tourist or 'Sugar Mama'. There, she moves from one beach boy to the next, buying their love only to be disappointed and quickly learning that love is strictly a business."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing Home Video 2013

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

Summary: Jafar Panahi drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran, picking up a diverse group of passengers in a single day. Each man, woman, and child candidly expresses his or her own view of the world while being interviewed by the curious and gracious driver.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Phoenix, Joaquin

Summary: Follows Joaquin Phoenix as he transitions from a career in acting to attempting a career as a rapper.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2010

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Summary: Almost 40 years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, an ex-Marine named Walter Ohlinger has come forward with a startling claim ... he was the second shooter on the grassy knoll on that day in November of 1963.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Screen Media Films 2003

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

Summary: A comedy/mockumentary about the comedian, Jonathan Winters, who sets out to be a successful painter and dreams of hanging in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Just when his dream is about to become reality, his sense of humor is stolen and he loses his abiltiy to paint. To avert disaster, the filmmakers call on Jonathan's friends, fellow actors and comedians to help him regain his sense of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Certifiably Jonathan, LLC 2010

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

Summary: A live performance of Holst's The Planets accompanied by state-of-the-art high definition images from NASA's exploration of the solar system.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Houston Symphony Orchestra 2010

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1 available in Performing Arts DVDs, Call number: DVD PERFORMING ARTS PLA

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