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New Arrivals - Nonfiction on DVD for the week of August 19

Check out the nonfiction on DVD recently added to the library's collection.


Amazon Says: Guns in America is an unprecedented exploration of America's enduring relationship with firearms. From the first European settlements in the New World to frontier justice; fro more...
Amazon Says: Guns in America is an unprecedented exploration of America's enduring relationship with firearms. From the first European settlements in the New World to frontier justice; from 19th Century immigrant riots to gangland violence in the Roaring Twenties; from the Civil War to Civil Rights, guns have been at center of our national narrative for four hundred years. Americans have relied on guns to sustain communities, challenge authority, and keep the peace. Efforts to curtail their distribution and ownership have triggered epic political battles. On one side, the cry for gun control gets louder with each mass shooting. And on the other, Charlton Heston's 2000 rallying cry, "From my cold, dead hands," still resonates across the land. Featuring the personal reflections of Bill Cosby, Frank Serpico, and NRA President David Keene, among other experts and advocates, this unique documentary will examine the evolution of guns in America, their frequent link to violence, and the clash of cultures that reflect competing visions of our national identity. less...
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Amazon Says: Product DescriptionBooker Wright was an African-American restaurant owner who also served double-duty as a waiter in a "whites-only" restaurant in Mississippi in the 1960s. He more...
Amazon Says: Product DescriptionBooker Wright was an African-American restaurant owner who also served double-duty as a waiter in a "whites-only" restaurant in Mississippi in the 1960s. He became an unlikely activist for the Civil Rights movement when he appeared on a network TV documentary reporting on the changing times in his small town. Exploding the myth of who he was and his experience serving the white community, Booker's appearance set off a chain of events that eventually led to his untimely murder.BOOKER'S PLACE: A MISSISSIPPI STORY follows director Raymond De Felitta (City Island), whose father directed the original 1966 documentary, as he journeys through past and present-day Mississippi with Booker's granddaughter, searching for details around Booker's courageous life and shocking murder, while also exploring the impact the film had - not only on the local community, but also on Raymond's father.Special FeaturesAn Interview with Director Raymond De Felitta, Presented by American Express less...
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Amazon Says: With his unique brand of youthful storytelling Donald Glover brings down the house in his hysterical stand-up special Weirdo. Filmed at the Union Square Theatre in New York Ci more...
Amazon Says: With his unique brand of youthful storytelling Donald Glover brings down the house in his hysterical stand-up special Weirdo. Filmed at the Union Square Theatre in New York City, Glover invites the audience into his life, sharing everything from childhood tales about his unrequited love for Cocoa Puffs and trips to Home Depot to observations on 'getting famous', relationships, the N word and why kids are awful people. Smart and hip with a fresh approach to comedy, Donald presents a solid hour of his hilariously original wisecracking humor. DVD Extras: Taxi Cab Interview With Donald Glover, 'Weirdo in NYC' less...
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Amazon Says: ECW started as a small, Philadelphia-based local wrestling company, but rapidly became a sensation that built a passionate fan base and influenced both WCW and WWE permanently more...
Amazon Says: ECW started as a small, Philadelphia-based local wrestling company, but rapidly became a sensation that built a passionate fan base and influenced both WCW and WWE permanently. Extreme Championship Wrestling was known for its intense matches, fan interaction, and introducing a number of future superstars to the general public, including Tommy Dreamer, Raven, Sandman, Taz, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho, the Dudley Boyz, Rob Van Dam, Shane Douglas, and more. Now for the first time in years, ECW returns to home entertainment with The Biggest Matches in ECW History. Hosted by the longtime unmistakable voice of ECW, Joey Styles, this home video release collects some of the most amazing and over-the-top matches in ECW history, some of which have never before been released on DVD. less...
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Amazon Says: WWE: Ecw: Unreleased Vol. 2 (DVD) more...
Amazon Says: WWE: Ecw: Unreleased Vol. 2 (DVD) less...
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Amazon Says: David Geffen's far-reaching influence - as agent, manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and philanthropist - has helped shape American popular cultu more...
Amazon Says: David Geffen's far-reaching influence - as agent, manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and philanthropist - has helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades. Notoriously press and camera-shy, Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this new two-hour documentary. less...
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Amazon Says: Over a decade in the making, Claude Lanzmann’s nine-hour-plus opus is a monumental investigation of the unthinkable: the murder of more than six million Jews by the Nazis. U more...
Amazon Says: Over a decade in the making, Claude Lanzmann’s nine-hour-plus opus is a monumental investigation of the unthinkable: the murder of more than six million Jews by the Nazis. Using no archival footage, Lanzmann instead focuses on first-person testimonies (of survivors and former Nazis, as well as other witnesses), employing a circular, free-associative method in assembling them. The intellectual yet emotionally overwhelming Shoah is not a film about excavating the past but an intensive portrait of the ways in which the past is always present, and it is inarguably one of the most important cinematic works of all time. less...
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Amazon Says: The Rolling Stones 1978 tour of the USA in support of that year's Some Girls; album is considered by fans to be one of their very best. The tour followed immediately on the re more...
Amazon Says: The Rolling Stones 1978 tour of the USA in support of that year's Some Girls; album is considered by fans to be one of their very best. The tour followed immediately on the release of the Some Girls album and by the time the band arrived in Texas in mid-July the album had hit the No.1 spot on the US charts. The tour took a back to basics approach, with the band and their music very much at the forefront and little or no elaborate staging. Filmed at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 18th, 1978, this concert is typical of the tour with the Rolling Stones delivering a raw, energetic performance in front of a crowd who are clearly loving the show. Many of the tracks from Some Girls are included in the live set with a sprinkling of Stones classics from earlier albums. Originally shot on 16mm film, the footage has been carefully restored and the sound remixed and remastered by Bob Clearmountain from the original multitrack tapes. This is undeniably the Rolling Stones at the peak of their form. / Bonus Features: Newly filmed interview with Mick Jagger; Tomorrow featuring Dan Aykroyd and Mick Jagger from Saturday Night Live, October 1978; Shattered , Respectable and Beast Of Burden performed by The Rolling Stones, introduced by Laraine Newman from Saturday Night Live, October 1978; Excerpts from ABC 20/20 Special, introduced by Hugh Downs with interviews by Geraldo Rivera from 20/20, June 1978 5 mins in total includes Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Bill; Interview with Mick [France Aug 2011] 15 mins / TRACK LISTING: 1) Let It Rock 2) All Down The Line 3) Honky Tonk Women 4) Star Star 5) When The Whip Comes Down 6) Beast Of Burden 7) Miss You 8) Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) 9) Shattered 10) Respectable 11) Far Away Eyes 12) Love In Vain 13) Tumbling Dice 14) Happy 15) Sweet Little Sixteen 16) Brown Sugar 17) Jumpin Jack Flash less...
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Amazon Says: "Sons of perdition" is a term used by some Latter Day Saint denominations, including the FLDS Church, to describe former members who have apostatized from their religion and f more...
Amazon Says: "Sons of perdition" is a term used by some Latter Day Saint denominations, including the FLDS Church, to describe former members who have apostatized from their religion and faith. The term is derogatory and intended to convey unholiness, sin and "evil." This film tells the story of three teenaged boys banished from their southern Utah polygamous community by Warren Jeffs, the sect's self-proclaimed prophet. Part of a growing group of exiles, the boys are condemned to hell by their community and denied further contact with their families. The boys must now survive on their own in mainstream America, which for them, is a whole new country. less...
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Amazon Says: WWE: Starrcade: The Essential Collection (3-Disc)(DVD) more...
Amazon Says: WWE: Starrcade: The Essential Collection (3-Disc)(DVD) less...
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Amazon Says: {Winner! Toronto Int'l Film Festival, People's Choice Award for Documentary} {Winner! Sundance Institute, Hilton LightStay Sustainability Award} A film about one man's missio more...
Amazon Says: {Winner! Toronto Int'l Film Festival, People's Choice Award for Documentary} {Winner! Sundance Institute, Hilton LightStay Sustainability Award} A film about one man's mission to save his nation and perhaps the planet, THE ISLAND PRESIDENT is a riveting, uplifting story that is impossible to take your eye off of. President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced - the survival of his country and everyone in it. Nasheed, who brought democracy to the Maldives after decades of despotic rule, now faces an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives and make them uninhabitable. A classic David and Goliath tale, THE ISLAND PRESIDENT captures Nasheed's battle to stop global warming - and save his country. less...
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Amazon Says: What is legal and what is just? Winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, The Law in These Parts is a gripping and revelatory investigation into the military le more...
Amazon Says: What is legal and what is just? Winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, The Law in These Parts is a gripping and revelatory investigation into the military legal system put in place by Israel over four decades ago to govern the occupied Palestinian territories the repercussions of which are felt to this day by both sides. less...
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Amazon Says: Awareness of THE SOURCE FAMILY, YaHoWa13 and FATHER YOD has been growing since their early 1970s heyday. A spiritual commune dedicated to a wide-ranging blend of eastern and w more...
Amazon Says: Awareness of THE SOURCE FAMILY, YaHoWa13 and FATHER YOD has been growing since their early 1970s heyday. A spiritual commune dedicated to a wide-ranging blend of eastern and western mysticism, The Source Family were very much a part of the infamous era of tuning in, turning on and dropping out in the late 1960s and '70s. The Source Family's celebrity-hang-out vegetarian restaurant, rock band, utopian commune, and beautiful women made them darlings of Hollywood's Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals and controversial spiritual leader Father Yod provoked local authorities, leading to their dramatic demise. Still, Yod's spirit lives on-in the hearts and souls of Family members, and in the music that he and the family's various bands made during his life, much of which remains in circulation. Additionally, new finds from the many hours of tapes they left behind are released every year. This incredible true story-told largely through home movies and photographs maintained by archivist ISIS AQUARIAN, one of Father Yod's fourteen wives, features a soundtrack comprised entirely of original Source Family music. The Source Family provides an unparalleled insider's view into the cult/commune phenomenon and wild social experimentation of the '70s; a penetrating and bittersweet examination of the joys of the free love generation and the contradictions that lay beneath the surface of their peaceful, easy feelings. In this, it is a uniquely Californian story as well. less...
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Amazon Says: Take one part Royal Rumble, one part Survivor Series, add in two punishing steel cages - and the result is a battle that spanned two rings and cemented a legacy as one of the more...
Amazon Says: Take one part Royal Rumble, one part Survivor Series, add in two punishing steel cages - and the result is a battle that spanned two rings and cemented a legacy as one of the most unpredictable and unmistakable matches of all time: War Games. WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes - the mind behind the mayhem - introduces some of the most famous War Games matches (featuring Ric Flair, Sting, the nWo, and more) and gives viewers a comprehensive look inside NWA/WCW s most innovative concept that revolutionized sports entertainment. less...
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