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Schwartz, Stephen

Summary: This highly original and universal portrait of the American workday is told from the perspective of those that the world so often overlooks - the schoolteacher, the housewife, the fireman and the waitress amongst many - whose daily grind and aspirations reflect the truths of the people that make up a nation. The musical is based on the Studs Terkel book Working: People Talk About What They Do...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Ghostlight Records 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SHOW MUSIC WOR

Summary: Cast adrift in Los Angeles, Sean, a lonely TV weatherman, drives past a middle-aged Latino migrant worker standing outside a hardware store looking for work. He decides to hire this kind-looking man to be his friend. Sean is young, gay, and white. Ernesto, portly, straight, and married. Despite having nothing in common and the language barrier, they build a sort of friendship, until Sean...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: While Batya, a struggling waitress, cares for a mysterious child that appeared to her out of the sea. Newlywed Keren nurses a broken leg and a ruined honeymoon. Filipino migrant worker Joy tries to support her son back home. A reflection on making connections and confronting destiny in a deconstructed urban landscape.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Based on an autobiography, this film tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tortured and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Years later, and still suffering the psychological trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax is persuaded by his wife Patti to find and confront one of his captors....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Railway 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD RAI RATED R

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: John P. Merrick, the world's richest man, gets word that someone is trying to unionize a department store he owns. To thwart this blatant act of democracy, Merrick changes his name and takes a menial job at the store to catch the union activists without detection. Once he himself is subjected to the humiliating treatment by the department supervisor, Hooper, Merrick starts to wise up-and soften...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Olive Films 2013

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Summary: Grinding out her life in a small Southern town as a worker in a non-union textile shop, Norma Rae (Sally Field) joins forces with a New York labor organizer to unionize the mill.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA NOR

Summary: Set in 19th century England, this story follows young David Copperfield's difficult journey from boy to man.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2006

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV DAV

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series David 2006

Summary: A dream job rapidly becomes a nightmare for Amelie, a Japanese-born Belgian woman, who suffers a series of increasingly humiliating demotions after she lands a job as an interpreter at a large Japanese corporation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Vision Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A splendid version of Charles Dickens' most autobiographical work.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment 2006

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

Summary: Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN COU

Summary: An artistic sixteen-year-old is forcefully separated from her family by Soviet soldiers and sent to one of Stalin's work camps in Siberia. Despite suffering through cruel and harsh conditions, Lina finds refuge in the connections she makes with other deportees and in the art she continues to create to document her experiences.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Diehl, August

Summary: Follows the early lives of Karl Marx, his wife Jenny, and Friedrich Engels, as they roam between Paris, Brussels, and London, helping to lead the developing labor movement.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River 2018

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

Summary: An ex-fighter gets a job working on the gang-ridden waterfront under a crooked gangster boss.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Summary: A simple worker causes a strike on the Gdansk shipyard which leads to the creation of the first free unions and ultimately the downfall of the Soviet system.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: When Dave Drayton notices a strange mist on the lake, he does not think much of it. Later, when his son, Billy, his neighbor Brent Norton, and he travel to the grocery store, strange things begin to happen. On their way to the market, they see the army, the local firefighters, and the police heading toward the mist. When he sees this, Brent mentions something about "Project Arrowhead," a secret...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Products 2008

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

Summary: When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [distributor] 2007

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

Summary: Twenty thousand years ago, as the Earth was being overrun with glaciers, Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger, Sid the sloth, and the human baby Scrat become a courageous quartet braving the frozen terrain and embarking on an incredible journey to return Scrat to human civilization.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Ice 2002

Copies Available at Fife Lake

2 available in Children's videos, Call number: DVD ICE

Summary: "Growing up in rural Laos, Ahlo ... is a mischievous 10-year-old who lives without a care in the world. After a family tragedy, his grandmother declares that Ahlo is cursed, and as they are forcibly moved from their land and fall deeper into poverty, he starts to believe it. Only the friendship of an orphaned girl and her eccentric James Brown-loving uncle restore joy in his life. Traveling...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: distributed by Kino Lorber 2014

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ROC

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

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