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Summary: Scorsese winds his way from the banks of the Niger River in Mali to the cotton fields and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta to trace the origins of the blues in lyrical combination of original performances.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Vulcan Productions, Inc. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC BLU V1

Summary: Chuck D and Marshall Chess return to Chicago to explore the heyday of Chicago blues. They bring together artists from the past with musicians from today's music scene.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Music Video 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC BLU V5

Summary: A film about Julian Assange and the creation of Wikileaks, the controversial website that facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. Paralleling Assange's rise and fall with that of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the troubled young soldier who leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents, the film discusses transparency in the information age and our ever-elusive search for the truth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Mixing fictional storytelling and documentary footage of blues legends tells the tale of a young boy, in 1956 Mississippi, who is torn between an uncle who loved the blues and a mother who thought that the blues was the devil's music.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Music Video 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC BLU V4

Summary: A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Broad Green Pictures 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Using rare historical acts and interviews and performances by living legends, Clint Eastwood explores piano blues.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Manufactured by Columbia Music Video 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC BLU V6

Summary: "... [A] look inside the controversial religion from Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney. The film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, exploring the psychological impact of blind faith, how the church attracts new followers and keeps hold of its A-list celebrity devotees."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Publisher not identified] 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "Directed by Emmy Award winner Marina Zenovich and executive produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, this National Geographic documentary film unfolds like a real-life film noir, uncovering the ruthless exploits of California's notorious water barons, who profit off the state's resources while everyday citizens endure a debilitating water crisis"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Pays tribute to the city of Memphis and the new style of blues it spawned. Also traces the musical odyssey of B.B. King.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Music Video 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC BLU V3

Summary: A documentary film about the life and times of rock singer Janis Joplin, presented via a series of letters Joplin wrote home over a span of years, read by Chan Marshall. Includes interviews with musicians P!nk, Kris Kristofferson, Melissa Etheridge, Bob Weir, Juliette Lewis, Dick Cavett, D.A. Pennebaker and the Joplin family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "This portrait of Washington super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah, confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A tale of international intrigue involving Indian casinos, spies, sweatshops, and a mob-style killings, this is a story of the way money corrupts...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The inside story of one of history's greatest business scandals, in which top executives of America's seventh largest company walked away with over one billion dollars, while investors and employees lost everything.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: DVD 658.4 Enron

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ENR
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ENR

Summary: "Sinatra: all or nothing at all is an up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, the documentary weaves the music and images from Sinatra's life together with rarely seen footage of Sinatra's famous 1971 'Retirement' Concert in Los Angeles....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Investigates the torture and killing of an innocent Afghani taxi driver in a gripping probe into reckless abuses of government power. This stunningly crafted narrative demonstrates how one man's life and death symbolizes the erosion of our civil rights.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Explores the lives of three blues artists, Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J.B. Lenoir.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Music Video 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC BLU V2

Summary: Explores how in the 1960s the combination of traditional jazz, folk music and the influence of the black blues of the USA created the British blues movement.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Music Video 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC BLU V6

Summary: Did Henry Kissinger sabatoge the 1968 Vietnam peace talks for his own personal gain? Did he orchestrate the secret bombing of Cambodia? Did he authorize covert operations to overthrow a Chilean President? This explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful and controversial figures in United States history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, a combination of jazz, funk, and Nigerian percussion styles. It was also a political force, a propulsive delivery system of Fela's revolutionary ideas, pitched against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a tilt towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan-Africanist politics to the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In 1964, author Ken Kesey and his friends, known as the Merry Pranksters, set out on a cross-country bus trip from California to New York to visit the World's Fair. They also decided to record it, with several 16 mm movie cameras and audio tape. Compiled from more than 40 hours of footage shot during the journey, it was the magical mystery tour--fueled by both the countercultural sentiments of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Pictures 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Investigates the secret crimes of Father Lawrence Murphy, a Milwaukee priest who abused more than 200 deaf children in a school under his control. The film documents the first known public protest against the pontiff himself. The investigation helped uncover documents from the secret Vatican archives that show the Pope, who must operate within the mysterious rules of the Roman Curia, as both...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docuramafilms 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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