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Summary: This incisive and entertaining portrait of American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti explores his vital role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. Interviews with Ferlinghetti and others reveal a rich mélange of characters and events that unfolded in postwar America. In 1953 Ferlinghetti opened City Lights Bookstore, which quickly evolved into an iconic...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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

Summary: Army Corps engineer and astronaut Roy McBride is searching for answers in the depths of space. Twenty years ago, Roy's father went in search of proof of the existence of extraterrestrial life on Neptune during a one-way mission. The mission was designated officially as a failure. Roy searches the solar system for the truth about both his father's mission and a recent mystery that has unfolded...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Ad 2019

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI AD

Summary: Profiles Junior Alcantara, a 34-year-old man recovering from heroin addiction and dealing with the effects of chronic hepatitis C. Also looks at two other recovering addicts with hepatitis C. Medical doctors discuss the realities of heroin addiction and ways of treating it.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: A coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution. Eleven-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou Province. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school in daily gymnastics, he is told he must wear a clean, new shirt, which forces his family to make a great sacrifice. Soon after, Wang...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2011

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

Summary: The Whangara people of New Zealand, believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2003

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

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE WHA

Summary: A small-town cinema in rural Ireland in the 1950s becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between Rome and Hollywood, and a man and his conscience. Father Daniel Berry and the townsfolk find themselves on the cusp of the modern, but still clinging to the traditions of the church and a cultural identity forged in very different times.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Summary: The film centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: This 10-part series, with the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family and identity in today's America. Professor Gates shakes loose captivating stories and surprises in the family trees of Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2012

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

Summary: A mild-mannered bank clerk becomes a superhero when he puts on a mystical mask.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2005

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Summary: Kindhearted, but confused activist Andrew Markovski hires a pair of eccentric 'existential detectives' to help him find the meaning of life. All the while, a sexy, French author is trying to throw a wrench in their plan by seducing Andrew's mind and body.

Format: moving image

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

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY I

Summary: In nineteenth-century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon, she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May's hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: The story centers on Jonas, young man who lives in a supposedly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the elder, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all; a challenge...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD GIV RATED PG-13

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

Summary: Monsieur Oscar, a mysterious, shadowy character, spends a day traveling through Paris in a limousine driven by his loyal chauffeur, Celine. During his travel, he journeys from one life to the next, taking on the appearances of a wide variety of characters, including a captain of industry, an assassin, a beggar, a monster, a reptilian sex god, a melancholy father, and a dying old man.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Vivendi Entertainment 2012

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

Summary: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BRO

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Brooklyn 2016

Summary: On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2019

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

Summary: Shortly after noon on September 11, 2001, retired FDNY firefighter Mike Lennon arrived at the devastation of the World Trade Centers. After two weeks of digging, first for survivors and then for remains, he grabbed his camera and began interviewing every firehouse that had lost men. An interview done prior to 9/11 with John Satore, a firefigher who died at the WTC, leads to a flood of memories...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Vanguard Cinema 2004

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

Summary: Jack Mosley is a burnt-out detective who is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail, 16 blocks to the 100 Centre Street courthouse. However, as the two head off, Mosley learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD want the witness dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY SIX

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Summary: Viewers will see the nail-biting behind-the-scenes story that traces the marriage equality movement's historic progress and reveals the masterminds who fought.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: Explore the life of Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, whose visionary buildings include St. Louis's Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Travel with his son as he showcases the architect's body of timeless work, which continues to inspire amongst renewed interest in 20th century architects and artists who exploded the constraints of the past to create a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: "After narrowing down hundreds of Broadway hopefuls, Zach leads a select group of dancers on the tryout of their lives. In an audition twist, Zach asks each performer personal and intimate questions--with results that powerfully affect not only the young performers, but the hardened stage veteran as well"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS CHO

Summary: Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: Wonderwoman, Thief Catcher, and Invisible Girl team up to battle the baby stealing Demon-Lord of the Underworld.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2002

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Contents: Tickle toe (8:03) -- Centerpiece (10:12) -- The man I love (11:31) -- Allen's alley (6:32) -- Alone together (13:03) -- Secret love (10:52) -- What's new? (7:36).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Delmark Records 2008

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD JAZZ TOU

Summary: Bob Fosse is a visionary filmmaker and one of theater's most influential choreographers and directors. Gwen Verdon is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Fosse/Verdon will tell the story of these two brilliant, complicated individuals and the love they shared, the art they created, and the price they paid in the pursuit of greatness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

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