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Summary: "At three years old, a chatty, energetic little boy named Owen Suskind suddenly stopped speaking and disappeared into autism. Almost four years passed and the only thing that seemed to engage Owen were Disney films. Then one day his father donned one of his son's puppets--Iago, the wisecracking parrot from Aladdin--and asked 'What's it like to be you?' Suddenly, Owen responded to his father...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TCFF Li

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

Summary: With "God Loves Uganda", Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Thanks to charismatic religious leaders and a well-financed campaign, these draconian new laws and the politicians that peddle them are...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2014

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Summary: Takes a behind-the-scenes look at the colorful and competitive world of champion show chicken breeders, following the struggles and triumphs of both humans and their chickens on the road to compete at the largest poultry competition in the United States, the Ohio National Poultry Show.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2016

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

Summary: 50 million people in the U.S. - one in four children - don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Pictures 2013

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

Summary: A richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life 'horse-whisperer', he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BUC RATED NR

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

Summary: Examines the role played by the American evangelical movement and the International House of Prayer megachurch in the state-sanctioned persecution of homosexuals in Uganda.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: "Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant looms just 35 miles from Times Square. With over 50 million people living in close proximity to the aging facility, its continued operation has the support of the plant's operators and the NRC--Nuclear Regulatory Commission--yet has stoked a great deal of controversy in the surrounding community, including a vocal anti-nuclear contingent concerned that what...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Gellman, Ellie.

Summary: Tamar calls on her older and bigger friends in the neighborhood to help her complete the sukkah she has built as a temporary shelter to celebrate Sukkoth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kar-Ben Copies 1988

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: BOARD GEL

Gellman, Ellie.

Summary: A boy makes a Braille Hanukkah dreidel for his father, who is blind. Includes instructions for making different types of dreidels.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kar-Ben Pub. 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: JE GEL

Holdeman, Judi

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 649.1 HOL

Summary: Miss Marple returns to help solve mysteries with her keen powers of observation and her quiet common-sense analysis. Towards zero: Eyebrows arch when the dashing Wimbledon tennis star Nevile Strange arrives with his attractive new wife, even though the first wife is also attending. Miss Marple observes the tightly wound group as they holiday by the sea, sensing the sexual tensions and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2007

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